The 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:
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.
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.
Reflexology revitalizes energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up the energy pathways.
Assistance in getting rid of the body’s toxins
Decrease in the number of headaches
Relief of allergy symptoms
Lessened fatigue, feeling energized
Healthier immune system
Sense of well-being
Relief is only an appointment away. Call 403-301-3730 to arrange a reflexology appointment.
Almost everyone experiences stress at some point in their lives. Excessive stress is directly linked to anxiety and depression. The emotional effects of anxiety may include feelings of irritability, restlessness, trouble concentrating, feeling tense or jumpy, anticipating the worst, or even apprehension or dread. Sound familiar?
When your stress levels become overwhelming your physical, psychological and emotional health are greatly compromised. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body and can lead to serious health problems. It can raise your blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and suppress your immune system.
Low level laser therapy is a most effective tool to help deal with stress and anxiety.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces feelings of stress and its associated physiological effects. It has a wonderfully calming and relaxing effect on the central and peripheral nervous systems and it promotes a feeling of relaxation and well-being by triggering the brain to restart the natural, normal release of endorphins in an easy and very consistent manner. The treatment also reduces unnecessary and potentially harmful over production of cortisone and adrenaline.
Low level lasers have been proven to be a remarkably safe, painless, and medication-free therapy option for many decades now. Isn’t it time for you to consider a new option?
Calgary Laserworks will help you jump-start your new, relaxed, centered life with low level laser therapy. Call at 403-301-3730 to learn more!
Family Day is a day to take part in activities aimed at the whole family.
There are plenty of fun things to do with your family right here in Calgary for the Family Day holiday Monday February 16th. There is no shortage of activities downtown or in the burbs for people to explore.
If you love the outdoors, consider a day on the slopes or a skate on the pond, an afternoon at the zoo or on the pathways, to name a few.
Or maybe you prefer the indoors and that’s OK too! There are tons of things from which to choose. You could play board games at home, catch a movie, walk the mall, enjoy a concert, or even have a blast learning at the Science Centre.
For those who just love to kick back you could share a chat over a special coffee, or enjoy a leisurely meal at your favourite hangout. Whatever you do, celebrate in style…
Make your Family Day long weekend fun, full of belly laughter, amazing and memorable. After all, that’s why this one’s dedicated to families everywhere…
Calgary Laserworkswishes everyone a safe & enjoyable Family Day Holiday.
Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body including the heart and blood vessels. The nicotine in smoke raises your blood pressure, speeds up your heart rate, harms the inside of your blood vessels and reduces the amount of oxygen your heart gets.
Every cigarette you smoke makes you more likely to get heart disease. Any amount of smoking, even light smoking or occasional smoking does damage. Roughly 1 out of 5 deaths from heart disease is directly related to smoking.
How does quitting smoking help?
Your odds of getting heart disease or high blood pressure will drop. After 1 to 2 years of not smoking, you’ll be much less likely to get heart disease. You’ll feel so much better physically and psychologically and, you’ll be so proud of yourself for breaking the habit.
Isn’t it time YOU considered quitting?
There are alternatives to the traditional ways of breaking the habit. Laser therapy has proven to be a highly effective, non-invasive and safe method.
We will support and work with you when you need it the most. Call Calgary Laserworks today for options and information about how laser treatments can help you quit smoking.
The Christmas season can be such a beautiful time, but is often crazy hectic and filled with much pressure and unwelcome stress.
Most of us have many responsibilities during the holiday season, which if we don’t manage well, leave our emergency stress response turned “on” most of the time. The more your body’s stress system is activated, the harder it is to shut off.
Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body and can lead to serious health problems. It can raise our blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and suppress our immune systems. Not to mention it can speed up the aging process, and really, who needs that?!
Managing stress in our lives is all about taking charge and being in control of our thoughts, our emotions, our schedule, our environment, and the way we handle our issues. The mind is so powerful no matter how we choose to use it and we always have a choice about the way we respond.
Give yourself the gift of Laser Therapy and sail through the Christmas chaos this year.
Calgary Laserworks is all about helping people empower themselves to live a healthier, happier life…including reducing stress!