I’m in Massage School!!!

I’ve started massage school for the next year and a half.  It’s very exciting and very hard all at the same time.  I will have completed my massage diploma course in October 2016 and then will have my RMT testing shortly after that.

I don’t have my room at The Hair Salon shop anymore, however, I am doing home visits for reflexology appointments.  I can’t wait to add Massage to my list of services!

Chronic Foot Pain, Conditions and Causes

Chronic foot pain is a common complaint and has many causes.  After a doctor’s visit and a diagnosis is given by the doctor, going to a reflexologist is one great way to help you relieve some of your suffering.  Reflexology has been known to help people with chronic foot pain.

Some common conditions:

Arthritis;
Bone spur;
Bunion;
Contusion;
Corns and calluses;
Gout;
Hammertoe/claw toe/mallet toe;
Lymphedema;
Metatarsalgia;
Morton’s Neuroma;
Perifheral edema;
peripheral neuropathy;
plantar fasciitis/fasciosis;
stress fracture;
Tarsal tunnel syndrome;
Trauma;
Turf Toe; etc.

Many causes of foot pain:

  • Weight issues (obesity, pregnancy);
  • Overuse;
  • Wearing improper shoes (high heels, inflexible, lack of arch support, wrong size;
  • Diet;
  • Injury;
  • Dehydration;
  • Inflammation of bones, tendons and ligaments;
  • Arthritis;
  • Age;
  • Medications; etc.

There are many reasons for the causes of foot pain and that is where an assessment is very important!  Coming up with a strategy to work the main areas of the problem will increase your chances of becoming pain free and closer to your overall wellness plan.

Many people with chronic foot pain derive tremendous relief/benefit from receiving regular reflexology sessions.

In the coming blogs, I will focus on some of these common conditions of foot pain.

Reflexology for Chronic Foot Pain

Laurie has recently been trained in Reflexology for Chronic Foot Pain!  She can help with the many different causes of foot pain.

Some causes include:

Bone spurs, bunion, gout, hammertoe, lymphedema, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, stress fractures, turf toe, and the list goes on…

Come in for your free assessment and I’ll do my best to get you started on your road to recovery and pain free feet!

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that has skin cells piling up and thickening while blood flow increases, which causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin (eyelids, ears, mouth and lips, skin folds, hands, elbow and feet and nails, etc.). There are 5 types of psoriasis and the most common is called Plaque.

Triggers – Individuals must have a combination of genes, that cause psoriasis, and “triggers” (stress, injury to skin, certain medications (including ibuprofen), and infections).

Treatments – Everyone is different, what works on one may not work on another.  Diet and nutrition (some find eliminating certain foods help clear psoriasis), herbal remedies, mind and body therapies (relieves stress levels), and exercise (risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes is increased when you have psoriasis).

Complimentary and Alternative Therapy

Reflexology – relieves stress and eliminates toxins in the body. Skin is the largest elimination organ and many toxins are eliminated through the skin by perspiration. Therapy includes working on all elimination organs (adrenals (stress reduction and reduces inflammation), liver, kidneys, lymph, intestines and lungs).

With psoriatic arthritis, the hands and feet may be too tender or inflamed to be worked on, so we choose the option that is best for each individual. Even with lesions on your hands or feet, you may have a reflexology session, provided there is some area to work on. A good reflexologist will help you with home techniques that can be practice between sessions.

Reflexology for psoriasis isn’t for everyone, but it is a safe treatment that provides some relief. Psoriasis sufferers who have had reflexology psoriasis treatments feel they are of great benefit in relieving some of the discomfort. Most people feel that a reflexology session brings about relaxation the same way a massage would.

Reflexology reduces stress and can help lessen your psoriasis symptoms due to your immunity being boosted.

Woodsprite Organic Body products are in…

I am now selling Woodsprite Organic Body products in the shop! I received them today and my whole room smells so good and fresh with Lavender and many other scents!

You can find their website at:  http://www.woodspriteorganicbody.com

If you think their write-ups sound good, wait until you smell them and try them.  They are pretty incredible and all natural!  I’m very excited and didn’t want to leave the shop tonight, but I did and I brought some home to try out.  I will have a list put up tomorrow evening for you all to know what I have for sale.

Here is a starter list:

  • Lavender Massage Oil
  • Vanilla & Lavender Organic Buttermilk Bath
  • Muscle Mender Therapeutic Herbal Spa Salts

Do you all know what a Woodsprite is???  Write to me before you look it up, for free samples!

My first blog

I’m starting my blog with a question my son asked me.

What kind of massage do I do?  Well, I don’t do massage when I do Reflexology.  Reflexology is applying pressure to the reflexes on your feet.  The reflexes on your feet are like a map,  every area I press is a place in your body.   For example, when he has a stuffy nose, I press on the bottom area of the balls of his toes, which is called the sinus’ (foot map to follow).  When he has a sore belly, I press on the bottom-middle of his foot (large and small intestines).

He also asked, why do I like Reflexology?  I find it amazing and so interesting that I can help someone by simply putting pressure on their feet or hands.  Of course, it isn’t simple and there is so much to learn, but after all of my education and practical exercises, it comes easily to me.  I first started learning about Reflexology to be closer to my mom and to do something she loved to do.  But the more I learned, the more I wanted to continue.  I love when clients come in with ailments and leave feeling better.  The biggest reward for me is not being praised, but seeing how amazed someone is when they realize that they are getting relief from something that has been a problem for so long.

Hi and welcome to my new website!

compressedhands_003My name is Laurie Berg – Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist.  I am a certified professional and I use Reflexology and Reiki together to get to the root of your problems.

Reflexology is an alternative medicine and natural healing art based on the principle that your feet, hands and ears are connected to every part, organ and gland in our bodies.  I apply the right amount of pressure on these reflexes to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation and, therefore, stimulates our bodies to heal naturally.

Benefits of Reflexology:

  • Reduces stress (stress management)
  • Improves circulation
  • helps promote self-healing (the body regenerates itself)