Reflexology Association of Australia will be at MBS Festival in Brisbane again! 🤩👣
Free entrance booking online! 💖
Reiko's treatment will be available on 8 March Friday 3-6pm at RAoA's stand!
Great opportunity to try out different reflexologists as well as try different natural therapies the festival offers!
MBS Festival offers
♥ FREE inspirational seminars
♥ FREE interactive wellness workshops
♥ FREE stage performances
♥ FREE meditation sessions
♥ Over 200 exhibitors to learn and shop from
♥ Entry on each day of the Festival
♥ FREE Festival Guide and so much more!
♥ FREE daily yoga (byo mat)
Look forward to seeing you there!
'Sharing is Caring' offer is on in the month of February! If you refer your family and/or friends, their initial consultation fee ($20) will be waved off and you will receive a complementary 15 min treatment of your choice with your session! Add on choice would be 1. foot reflexology or 2. Indian head massage (without oil on hair). Let people show your TLC routine! ;) A ripple effect of love and care creates better wellbeing for everyone :) Gift certificate is also available ;)
*The offer will be valid till the end of March and need to be applied before the date
Did you know? 75-90% of human health disorders is related to the activation of stress system!! (Liu, Want & Jiang, 2017)
The festive season is just around the corner! Somehow it can be a rather stressful 'holiday' season, too. It is also a time for a reflection looking back this year, what we have achieved and looking into a new year… Just like planning for the festive season's activities, it’s good to have a health (physical & mental) plan so that we can manage life easier! Have you thought of your monthly & weekly health plan by any chance?
It is well-established by many clinical studies that stress is associated with the body losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response and elevate inflammatory activity (Slavich & Irwin, 2014). 75-90% of human health disorders is related to the activation of stress system (Liu, Want & Jiang, 2017). It affects neuroendocrine; “stress hormone” release and suppresses the immune system (Liu, Want & Jiang, 2017; Quan & Banks, 2007). The imbalance of immune system and stress induced inflammation can lead to chronic low-grade inflammation resulting in various chronic illness such as cardiovascular diseases including hypertension and atherosclerosis, metabolic diseases e.g. diabetes, obesity, psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, as well as various cancer (Liu, Want & Jiang, 2017; Slavich & Irwin, 2014). Of course inflammation is multifactorial and genetic predisposition, age and life style can also influence (Liu, Want & Jiang, 2017), however what if we can do something about reducing stress, would that help our health?
Reflexology is one of the top complementary medicine in the UK (McCullough et al, 2014) though it looks to be it is not as widely utilised in Australia as yet. Although scientific evidence is still catching up with anecdotal evidence backed up with a long history (many centuries) of practice, a systematic review concluded “a number of factors are at work, both of a physiological and psychological nature and that reflexology is what it attests to be, a treatment that seeks to enhance and harmonise the mind, body, and spirit” (McCullough et al, 2014). Another systematic review stated: Reflexology is effective for general well-being maintenance, treatment of chronic diseases and stress (Embong et al, 2015).
As you know well, reflexology is like having an induced meditation & a full body maintenance while parts of your body (foot or face) are worked on in the safe space. Such a delicious profound deep healing moment... After your treatment, you will feel relaxed, energised and centred... Remember that blissful feelings?!
Now is a great opportunity to plan your year, your month and your week! Make a start, bring on some professional support for your team and commit to it! Create your health routine and structure your week, that is vital to a centred, balanced and successful everyday life! It can all start with maintaining our health by reducing stress!
Please take care of yourself by making sure to have a time for yourself everyday no matter how little & plan your treatment sessions for your health including self-reflexology! If we wish to be kind to others, own self is a good place to start with.
May your holiday season be blessed with happiness, love and health. Also sending you much love and healing to those who are grieving too. Warmest blessings with much gratitude...
Christmas Eve Gift!🎄
If you book in for a facial reflexology or Japanese Cosmo Facelift session on Monday 24th December, 15 min complimentary foot reflexology will be added on to your treatment as our Christmas gift for you 🎁
Get ready for social occasions with calmness and the luminous skin!
To celebrate the World Reflexology Week, we are offering taster foot reflexology sessions! (20min/$20). Advance booking is available (prepaid), otherwise you can walk in to see if any slot is available on the day 😉
Monday 24th September 11:00-15:00 at West End clinic
Saturday 29th September 11:00- 15:00 at South Brisbane clinic
Previously we looked at 3 Rs. There are other common words that are mentioned after reflexology sessions: Calm, Centred and Clear.
Our clients often comment how calm and centred they feel after their treatments. They also mention how they feel they can think and see things more clearly.
Have you ever experienced a good meditation session and found something similar?🧘♀️ Reflexology often invites us to a meditative state while receiving treatments. It’s a little like having a guided meditation without words. When the mind calms down, clarity appears and with that we feel much more centred. Or perhaps centred-ness brings out clarity. Reflexology can provide us that safe space to calm the stream of thought of everyday life.😌
To look for good reflexology treatments, please look up your local Reflexology Association’s Directory for fully qualified reflexologists 😉
The 3 Rs post is here 😉 https://m.facebook.com/550546588290894/photos/a.552472151431671.132515.550546588290894/1893301084015431/?type=3&source=48
What could reflexology do for us?!
It’s great to read scientific evidence yet anecdotal evidence can be verifiable especially when you hear the similar things over and over from different people! (& around the world!)
Here is a typical example of reflexology experience described by one of our clients today:
“I have gotten so much out of your sessions!! I always come away feeling revived and revitalised, and relaxed!!! So that is very much a good thing!!!”
We hear those three Rs so many times!: Revived, Revitalised and Relaxed! 😌 In short, that’s what reflexology does (along with many other good things)!
If you are new to reflexology, please look up your local qualified reflexologists on the reflexology association’s practitioner directories. Practitioners who are registered with a reflexology association (anywhere in the world) are VERY serious about the modality and offer high quality reflexology!!
Let Reflexology revive, revitalise and relax us!!
This article was originally published on our FB page on 19 March 2018
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