Health & Happiness

HealthHow can Calgary Laserworks and Reflexology help with your health?

You’ve heard the expression, “If you don’t have your health you have nothing.”

Take it from those that are bed ridden or restricted to a wheel chair because of their health that this statement is true.

Studies have shown that stress has a huge effect on your health. Stress and worry can lead to immune system breakdown and heart related issues.

Smoking is another big factor in the state of your health. It causes lung disease, cancer, emphysema and coronary breakdown.

Studies also show that being thankful and happy can reduce stress.

It is known that 50% of our inclination to be happy is genetic, something you can’t effect very much, 10% is based on surroundings (job, money and family) and 40% is “deliberate action”. Deliberate actions are things we can control through behaviour.

We asked the question, how can Calgary Laserworks and Reflexology help with your health?

It can help you stop smoking, reduce stress, it can help you relax, it can improve your immune system and much more.

Be grateful you are improving your health.

Calgary Laserworks and Reflexology

 Certified Reflexologist

ReflexologyThe origins of reflexology can be traced back may thousands of years. Many civilizations and cultures have used this ancient form of healing throughout history. The main principle of reflexology that has evolved with time and research is that the feet mirror the body.

In the early 30”s, Dr Riley had a physiotherapist in his office called Eunice Ingham. Dr. J. Riley taught the reflex technique to his wife Elizabeth and Eunice Ingham. Eunice Ingham became engrossed in zone therapy. With the aid of visiting Chinese doctors, who gave her documentation illustrating how the Chinese perceive the feet to mirror the body, she started equating areas on the feet with the anatomy of the body and drew up detailed foot charts.

Eunice Ingham’s work became more and more reflex based but, confusingly, she continued to use the term “zone therapy” for some time. She found that not only did “zone therapy” relieve pain but it also promoted healing. Over the course of her work she changed the term from “zone therapy” to “compression massage” and finally settled with “reflexology“.

Benefits of reflexology include:

Stress Reduction

When we are stressed our body’s defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology can assist in reducing stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.

Improved Circulation

Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.

Improved Immune System

Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.

Increased Energy

Reflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up the energy pathways.

  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Assistance in getting rid of the body’s toxins
  • Decrease in the number of headaches
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Relief of allergy symptoms
  • Lessened fatigue, feeling energized
  • Healthier immune system
  • Insomnia
  • Sense of well-being

Negative Side Effects of Reflexology

In some cases, temporary negative effects of reflexology occur. These include:

  • Headache
  • Feelings of nausea
  • Sensitivity in the feet

These side effects may occur as a result of toxins being emitted from the body. Any negative side effects which occur are not expected to last any longer than 24 hours. Such results may occur in someone who first experiences reflexology, but are unlikely to occur again and are only the result of the positive changes being made in the body.

Things to remember

Calgary Laserworks and Reflexology does not diagnose, prescribe medication for medical or psychological conditions.

Please consult your doctor if you have a medical condition.

Contact us for more information on the benefits of reflexology.

February is Heart & Stroke Month

quite-smokingDid you know that February is heart and stroke month?

One of the biggest contributors to heart attacks and strokes is smoking and second hand smoke.

Are you someone who smokes and is finding it hard to quit? Do you know someone who wants to quit but just can’t get there.

Nicotine is the drug that makes tobacco and tobacco products addictive. The more you smoke or use tobacco the more your body craves it. Cigars, cigarettes, pipes, snuff and chewing tobacco can all lead to heart attack and stroke.

There are alternatives to traditional ways of quitting tobacco.

Laser treatment has proven to be an effective way to break the habit.

Calagary Laser Works can give you all the options and information on how laser treatment can help you quit smoking.

Stop smoking now!

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