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Hot Stone Reflexology "Get stoned"

Posted by Renni Prella on October 31, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is certainly over, the nights are long and dark and it's sadly also getting a bit damp and cold. Trust me, this is the right time to try

HOT STONE REFLEXOLOGY.

You may have come across hot stone massage and may think, why on your feet?? Well, let's start with the fact that these stones are volcanic basalt stones which retain heat very well. Can you imagine feeling warm throughout your body because someone is moving basalt stones around your feet? Bliss, believe me!!!



Incorporating hot stones during a Reflexology treatment means muscles in the feet will be more relaxed (due to the heat) and therefore working the reflex zones will be very effective. The treatment is definetely soothing and calming and will get you in a very relaxed and balanced state. Muscle tension will be reduced, your blood circulation increases and your lymphatic system gets a booster too to name but a few "highlights" of this treatment.

The way I work with the stones is that I incorporate them in a traditional Reflexology session which means you get the benefits of two treatments in one. The reflex zones I am "finger walking" over will then also be "stone walked". Admittedly, this does sound slightly odd but it is a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable treatment.

From a more selfish point of view, holding the stones in my hands does not only feel really nice, it also keeps my hands warm....

If you are intrigued, interested, tempted to try it out or maybe you are thinking about treating a relative or friend to this truly amazing treatment, please get in touch with me. I do look forward to hearing from you!!


Feeling guilty not to empty the Dishwasher ??

Posted by Renni Prella on May 19, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

                            

Just the other day I experienced for myself again how important it is to take time out occasionally, whether this means going for a walk, reading a book, watching TV or indeed see a complementary therapist for a relaxing treatment.

A good friend of mine has to deal with some truly terrifying issues. I had no idea what she is going through when I went to see her. There she sat, crying, telling me what is happening in her life. This really took me by surprise. My "schedule" for the rest of that day had been to see her for a quick catch up, then some food shopping followed by a couple of home visits.

That morning I had already taken time out to see a Reflexologist for a session and therefore I felt calm and grounded. While I sat with my friend I knew it would be difficult to rearrange my home visits but of course the shopping could wait. So I stayed a lot longer than planned.

What I am trying to say is that because I felt relaxed I could deal with my friend's emotions in a calm way which was so important. We all have busy lives and try to fit in as many jobs as we can in a day. But why? Do we really need to empty the dishwasher when we have got a bit of spare time? Why don't we look after ourselves when we have got the chance to do so? Why very often do we feel guilty when we spend money on ourselves? Why do we hesitate to book a massage session or a relaxing reflexology treatment? We almost feel naughty if we do so.

But then again, if you feel relaxed and calm, you feel better about yourself. And this will have a positive effect on your friends and family too as you can cope a lot better with the things life throws at us.

I don't think I would have been able to react the way I did with my friend if I hadn't had the bit of "Me-Time" beforehand. So please remember, it is okay not to feel bad about NOT emptying the dishwasher.....



Dish

Posted by Renni Prella on May 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

                         

Just the other day I experienced for myself again how important it is to take time out occasionally, whether this means going for a walk, reading a book, watching TV or indeed see a complementary therapist for a relaxing treatment.

A good friend of mine has to deal with some truly terrifying issues. I had no idea what she is going through when I went to see her. There she sat, crying, telling me what is happening I her life. This really took me by surprise. My "schedule" for the rest of that day had been to see her for a quick catch up, then some food shopping followed by a couple of home visits.

That morning I had already taken time out to see a Reflexologist for a session and therefore I felt calm and grounded. While I sat with my friend I knew it would be difficult to rearrange my home visits but of course the shopping could wait. So I stayed a lot longer than planned.

What I am trying to say is that because I felt relaxed I could deal with my friend's emotions in a calm way which was so important. We all have busy lives and try to fit in as many jobs as we can in a day. But why? Do we really need to empty the dishwasher when we have got a bit of "spare time"? Why don't we look after ourselves when we have got the chance to do so? Why very often do we feel guilty when we spend money on ourselves? Why do we hesitate to book a massage session or a relaxing reflexology treatment? We almost feel naughty if we do so.

But then again, if you feel relaxed and calm, you feel better about yourself. And this will have a positive effect on your friends and family too as you can cope a lot better with the things life throws at us.

I don't think I would have been able to react the way I did with my friend if I hadn't had the bit of "Me-Time" beforehand. Believe me please, it is very important not to feel bad about NOT emptying the dishwasher.....


How to win a gift voucher for Reflexology

Posted by Renni Prella on November 20, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Now is the chance to win a gift-voucher

Hello again. So far I have mentioned how Reflexology can support you through the emotional and physical strains of the Christmas run-up. Now it's time to focus on presents.....

Today I would like to tell you why a Reflexology session is such a fantastic present for your loved ones. Here are four reasons why you need look no further in your search for the perfect gift:

  • Reflexology is sooo relaxing. I bet you can think of a lot of people you know who need to relax more and who would never think of giving themselves this opportunity (more on this later....)
  • Reflexology does not clutter your house. It is not plastic, it will not gather dust and won't go mouldy at the back of your fridge (or elsewhere)
  • Reflexology is great for people who have everything. I bet they would love to try something different
  • Reflexology boosts general well-being. What better gift can you give than that?

So, of course you should all book your family and friends in for a Reflexology session or buy them a voucher. I look forward to hearing from you! But I also wanted to take the opportunity to give something to my lovely clients and followers as well as all you wonderful people are a big reason why I love what I do so much.

Here is my gift for you: Please comment on this facebook page with the name of someone you feel deserves a little Reflexology treat this Christmas and perhaps mention why (you don't have to give too many details though). Maybe it is somebody who had a difficult year or someone who has shown you love and support. Maybe someone who would never think of doing something for themselves. Of course you can nominate yourself! Only one nomination each though please. I will leave nominations open until 1st December, then I'll choose a winner for a session of Reflexology at random and will announce who the lucky person is on my facebook page.

Happy nominating!!! I wish you all a relaxed and calm festive season.xxx 

Why you shouldn't be without Reflexology this Christmas, Part 2

Posted by Renni Prella on November 17, 2015 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to the second part of my series on Reflexology and the run up to Christmas. Last time I mentioned how Reflexology can be an incredibly helpful tool for relieving stress and anxiety. This applies all year round of course. Here's another one of Reflexology's many benefits that's especially needed at Christmas...

Detox!

It's funny how Christmas is nominally 25th December but actually seems to go on for weeks.... Weeks of mince pies, chocolates, booze, parties, slumping on the sofa etc.

While having fun and taking time out is very good for you, of course, the combination of all those Christmas indulgences and lots of time curled up in front of the TV can leave you feeling sluggish and generally under the weather.

The good news is, there are Reflexology points in your hands and feet linked to all parts of your body, including the digestive system, head and skin. During a Reflexology session, a Reflexologist will work all these reflex points and be able to identity areas which are "imbalanced" and by applying more pressure on these particular areas, helping you to feel balanced again.

This may relieve symptoms such as constipation, bloating, skin rashes and headaches, not things you want to talk about at Christmas but unfortunately often a part of peoples' festive experience.

So, by booking some Reflexology session(s), you may find that you are not only feeling relaxed afterwards but that actually your whole body feels "detoxed" and ready for all the festivities.

Hope to see you soon again for more on what Reflexology can offer you this Christmas time (plus the chance of winning a Reflexology gift voucher).

Why you shouldn't be without Reflexology this Christmas, Part 1

Posted by Renni Prella on November 13, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, well, we are starting to think about the C-word, aren't we?! Halloween and Bonfire Night are over and we are officially in the festive run-up season. Over the next few days, I am going to share some thoughts on why Reflexology can make your Christmas preparations the best ever (by "best" I mean peaceful, healthy and relaxed, not lottery wins or other such wish fulfilment - just to clear that up).

Every year I tell myself that this year we'll have low-key celebrations - not to go mad on presents, not to get into family squabbles about who's going where and when, not to worry about whether I'll have the time to produce home baked cranberry muffins or mince pies etc.

But every year it gets to the middle of December and presents are still un-bought, family plans are a muddle and Nigella's / Jamie's / Nigel Slater's Perfect Christmas books lie open but somehow not being used or looked at. And then I feel rubbish. Too much to do and getting it all wrong.

Does that sound familiar? Ha, here is where Reflexology comes in. For me, the most wonderful ability of Reflexology is how it leaves you relaxed and re-centred. And no matter how much you know in that rational bit of your brain that the presents, the grumbles, the photo-shopped Christmas in all the books aren't really what it's all about, Reflexology will help you reconnect with that fact.

It's not just about taking 45minutes out for yourself, though that is important if not absolutely necessary every so often. It's a practical way to relieve anxiety. Your hands and feet are the places in your body that hold stress. Working with them to relieve tension resets your whole body, moving you to a place of happy balance.

So, when you are feeling at your busiest and everything seems to get a little crazy, that is when Reflexology can help you the most. Book yourself in for early December and feel better!!

Please check in soon again for my next instalment why you shouldn't be without Reflexology this Christmas (there may well be a Christmas gift waiting for you....).

Who needs botox????

Posted by Renni Prella on October 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Most people know me as a Reflexologist but did you know that I also offer what's called

 Natural Facelift Massage?

If your beauty regime is somehow similar to mine, as in: "splash of water, bit of cleanser, put on some moisturiser, done", a Natural Facelift Massage might be a fabulous treat for you and definitely for your skin.

I came across it when looking for a CPD course I could attend and was intrigued by its name So I went to do the training and wowowow, I felt so good and refreshed afterwards (and so did my skin).

Though I mentioned "beauty regime" earlier, Natural Facelift Massage (NFM) is not a beauty treatment but combines elements of a luxurious facial with working on lots of acupressure points on your scalp, face, neck and ears (28 to be precise). All of this will help to increase the elimination of toxins and also helps with various conditions such as headaches, muscle tension, sinusitis, eye strain etc to name but a few. Some of the psychological effects are very important too, it is such a soothing and nurturing treatment, it will make you feel relaxed and calm, tension will be released and you will feel grounded.

Well, having just listed these benefits I realise how much I like providing a NFM. Oh, I haven't mentioned yet that this treatment also includes a lovely head massage, lots of fabulous skincare products (I am using Tropic Skincare), hot flannels and a gorgeous facial oil.

Basically, you don't need Botox, facial surgery, lots of expensive skin care products anyway, but you could just book yourself in to enjoy 1 hour of absolute bliss and relaxation with the added bonus that your skin will look rejuvenated.

For more information, please have a look at www.renniprelle.co.uk or call me on 07940 029672,

The bliss of having Maternity Reflexology

Posted by Renni Prella on October 6, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you come across Maternity Reflexology? Well, let me tell you a bit about it and the training I received.

First of all, what is Maternity Reflexology? It is a very gentle form of Reflexology with specialised techniques. The benefits if provides are wonderful at all stages of pregnancy. It may help with conditions such as heartburn, insomnia, morning sickness, anxiety, back problems and many more. It also helps the mum-to-be to deal with the physical and emotional changes her body is going through. Coming for regular sessions during pregnancy will also prepare the woman for labour and for giving birth as it will relax her and the unborn baby. Basically, this is such a calming treatment for every pregnant lady to have and I strongly believe that Maternity Reflexology is a fantastic tool to provide mum-to-be with a sense of well-being throughout pregnancy but also to help with typical pregnancy ailments.

So much about some of the benefits of this treatment, there are many more, believe me!

What I would also like to share though is what happened during my training. Luckily, I found the best tutor I could have wished for at that time (Valerie Groome). She had a very interesting method for us to practice the newly acquired skills. I remember having to role-play (and I hate role-play with a passion), pretending being in labour. There I was, big cushion under my jumper, shouting, swearing, moving along and certainly NOT lying on my back while the person I was working with had the job to find a way of providing Reflexology in this situation. Oh, it was sooo awkward and we all felt embarrassed but it was an important part of my training. The first client I saw after this needed to change position a lot and I was glad that Valerie had made us sit/stand/lie in all angles.

Something else she taught us was that you can see "the baby on the feet". Now, when she told us that, I felt slightly disappointed in her as I found that comment a bit too airy/fairy for my liking. But then we were introduced to lots of pregnant ladies to "work" on and to find the "baby on the feet". I remember getting very emotional because you can see it....... but that's another story to tell you.

Bank Holiday weather and why not to give in..

Posted by Renni Prella on September 10, 2015 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

                                    

Well, generally speaking, Bank Holidays in this country seem to be cold and wet. And that's exactly how the weather was on the 31st August, Bank Holiday Monday when I had booked a stall at the Fulford Show to promote the complementary therapies I am offering. My initial instinct after looking out of the window that morning was "not to bother" as nobody would come along anyway and it would be cold, windy, rainy etc. Luckily a lovely friend of mine convinced me to share the stall with her (she was raising funds for the local pre-school) and I did.

What a brilliant decision I had made; yes, the weather was rubbish but no, people did not stay away. There was a lot of interest in what I am doing and also why. People were asking about the physical and psychological benefits of the therapies I am offering and were happy to have a free taster session of either hand reflexology or indian head massage (I think if I had asked people to take their wellies and socks off for foot reflexology I would have pushed it a bit too far...).

The Fulford Show was on for 4 hours, and time went by really quickly. I enjoyed myself, met lovely people and also got some bookings out of persevering to spend 4 hours in the rain.

What I am trying to say is this is a good example that sometimes we should push ourselves a bit and not go the easy way (which is this case would have been to stay at home, cosy blanket etc) but to make an effort, to stay positive and to understand one can still have a lovely time even though the circumstances aren't the best; it really depends on what you make of it!

A Reflexology Scrabble Version

Posted by Renni Prella on June 28, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Reflexology is such a difficult word to spell, don't you think? Mind you, it's even worse in German. FUSSREFLEXZONENMASSAGE seems to be a word to use for "Hangman" rather than describing a complementary therapy.

Okay, it is not an easy one when it comes to spelling but it is a beautiful and in a way, simple treatment to receive. I always assume that everybody knows what Reflexology is but actually, why should you? Unless you are, like me, a Reflexologist or have had a treatment yourself.

I won't bore you with long explanations here but let's just say, a Reflexologist works on the clients feet (or hands, or face, or ears) and that the feet mirror your body. We can't diagnose nor can we cure but Reflexology will make you feel relaxed, it may help to reduce stress.

Hopefully my own "Scrabble version" might be an easy way to find out a bit more about some of the benefits Reflexology has to offer:

 

Promoting                  Relaxation

Raising                      Energy levels

Helping with               Fertility treatments

Promoting                 SLeep

Helping with             DEpresssion

Helping with           AnXiety

Helping with            HOrmonal imbalances

Promoting              WeLl being

Helping with        MenOpausal problems

Helping with           DiGestive disorders

It's just              LovelY

Reflexology is NOT an alternative but a complementary therapy and all the wonderful benefits I have just mentioned in my very own Scrabble version should start with the word "may" to make sure I don't make any false claims....

I do hope you enjoyed reading my first ever blog. There will be many more to come in the near future!


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