Reflexology is an ancient practice that was developed and used by many cultures across the globe including the Egyptians, Chinese and Vietnamese. It is a gentle, non-invasive technique of activating reflexes in the feet that affect the body’s organs, glands and parts to help to improve overall health, naturally. Modern reflexology is becoming increasingly popular as a holistic treatment for many issues and conditions.
When it comes to our children, we want the best for them and often go to great lengths to raise them in the safest and most natural way. I know I’ll buy my toddler the organic brand and skimp on my own or take hours researching the best product options because heaven forbid we make a "wrong decision" - #firstchildproblems ;)
What if I told you there was a natural & effective way to combat common baby ailments, right at home? Foot reflexology is a great technique to relieve common baby ailments, whether you use it alone or in conjunction with other traditional treatments.
Babies and children are especially receptive to the effects of reflexology since their feet are so “new” and the skin, ligaments, bones, nerves and arches have yet to develop fully. There are less physical and energetic blockages in the feet so activating the reflexes becomes easier and the effects can be faster and more specific.
In addition, infant & baby reflexology;
· Is nurturing & helps enhance connection between caregiver and child
· reduces stress
· calms & soothes
· activates the self healing mechanism
· balances hormones leading to greater health of all the body systems
· detoxifies the body
· feels great and is fun for the caregiver
Reflexology is also safe, doesn’t have any unpleasant side effects and can be used as a preventative and maintenance tool – for example, combining it with your bath or bedtime routine!
If you’re a parent who would like to try using reflexology for your little one, I have developed a Baby & Me Reflexology Workshop where I show you how to activate the foot reflexes to bring about relief for 5 common baby ailments including Teething, Sinus & Congestion, Gas & Constipation (Digestive Upset), Sleep & Relaxation and Skin Conditions.
Moms have been super happy with the results, especially as they’ve seen a doubling or more in length of nap times after a session.
“I was very pleased with all the different techniques to use for various common baby ailments. My son is not a very good sleeper and much to my surprise after this workshop he surpassed his usual 45 min nap and slept for 2.5 hours!!! I also practiced the calming reflexology points before bedtime because he can get quite grumpy at the end of the day, and he was extremely calm afterwards. I highly recommend this workshop! Thank you so much Suzanne!”
~ Jessica, mom to 6 month old.
Please check the “Workshop” tab on my website to see when I’ll be offering the next one or if you would like to host a workshop in your city please reach out to me!
**Disclaimer: While reflexology can be extremely effective in helping relieve common baby ailments, it is not to be used in place of your doctor or pediatrician’s expert medical opinion.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
To you and your little one's health,
I often get asked if there's a difference between a Foot Reflexology treatment and Foot Massage. There definitely is! The good news; they both feel amazing, reduce stress and promote relaxation. The better news? Foot Reflexology is a "whole"istic treatment, benefitting your ENTIRE body (not just your feet!) and can even be targeted enough to help heal and manage acute & chronic health issues and conditions, as well as prevent you from developing new ones. In this 1 minute video, I explain how :)
If you're looking to get your health on the right track this year, give me a call to discuss how I can help you.
Do you prefer foot reflexology or foot massage and why? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
To your health,
Do you suffer from PMS, reproductive issues, infertility, headaches, trouble sleeping, anxiety/depression, trouble losing weight or fatigue? You may be fighting against hormonal imbalance.
Created via glands in the endocrine system, hormones are specific chemical messengers that stimulate different cells or tissues into action. Almost all of your bodily functions are controlled and regulated by the release of hormones, including your sleep patterns, digestion & blood sugar levels, reproduction, libido & fertility, metabolism, immunity, growth, mental state & mood, level of stress, energy and heart rate.
When these hormones shift out of balance because, let's face it #lifehappens, for example poor eating habits, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and mental and physical stress both environmental and from within, the body is not able to function normally or optimally. Overtime, this leads to sickness, injury and disease. #totalbummer!
Women are especially "lucky" in the hormonal department (#saidnooneever) throughout all life stages including pregnancy and post partum which bring about major shifts to your hormones that aren't always easy to correct or bounce back from. I've personally dealt with PMS, weight gain, and most recently, fatigue and post partum depression (PPD) after the birth of my daughter. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help correct imbalances, but often we need some extra help.
Reflexology to the rescue!! Reflexology has a resetting and balancing effect on hormonal levels, allowing your system to work at it's best again. Through specialized techniques and manipulation of reflex points found on the soles of the feet, glands, parts and organs of the body are triggered into natural self healing, repair and homeostasis. BONUS! Reflexology simultaneously removes toxins, promotes a deep state of relaxation and increases wellbeing while remaining non-invasive and void of ANY negative side effects! #winning! This makes reflexology a perfect treatment for any age.
If you think you’re experiencing hormonal imbalance and are interested in experiencing the powerful, whole body healing effects of reflexology, I'd be happy to help you!
Have you ever used foot reflexology to heal your hormonal imbalance? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience!
To your health,
Hi and welcome! I'm Suzanne Chilton, the "foot guru" behind Foot Guru Reflexology, mobile Certified Foot Reflexologist, mompreneur, wifey and lover of green smoothies, DIY's and mini dachshunds (we have two!).
In this 1 minute video, I explain what I do and how I can help you experience the powerful whole body benefits of reflexology in the comfort of your own space. That means no driving, no traffic, no parking! Just relaxing, rejuvenating and healing "me time".
Have you ever tried foot reflexology? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience!
Let me know if I can make your life a little bit easier & healthier this year by coming to you!
To your health,
SUZANNE CHILTON is a mobile Certified Foot Reflexologist and an Approved Practitioner member of the Reflexology Association Of BC (RABC), having trained with Helga Petersen at the HCP Reflexology Institute in Langley, BC. With her previous experience as a professional artist, Suzanne combines her sensitivity, intuition and energy work with the science of reflexology to create a holistic treatment for every client.