SLEEP YOUR WAY TO GOOD HEALTH!
It’s that time of year again! You may be noticing the shorter days, a little chill in the air, maybe drawn to more comforting foods, possibly wanting more sleep or not sleeping as well. Cap that off with the cold and flu season upon us and it can add up to a stressed, fatigued body and mind. Our bodies are transitioning along with these external changes around us, so it is important to be more mindful to pay attention to self care during this time.
Proper nutrition, mild/moderate exercise to sweat out toxins, practicing good sleep hygiene (more on this in next month’s blog!) and mindful meditation all play a vital role in staying healthy and relaxed this fall and winter season. To help reinforce the positive effects of these good habits, the answer may lie in our feet! Regular reflexology treatments help support balance, comfort and healing in the body. Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet that map to other parts, glands and organs of the body. We have over 7000 nerve endings in our feet, which makes them particularly receptive to being touched. Application of pressure on these foot reflexes may:
- relieve tension
- improve circulation
- support the body’s efforts to function optimally