How Are You Boosting Your Immune Health?

What Ways Are You Preparing For The Change Of Season?

It seems the cooler days have arrived. 
We are spending more time together and with that brings sniffles and colds!
What steps are you taking to boost your immune health as we ease towards
the winter months?

Eat root vegetables.
Food from the earth may give you more nutrients
and taste great when cooked
in a stew for extra warmth.

Hydrate with Lemon and Ginger
Start your day with a cup of warm lemon and ginger.  It will freshen your system and give you a boost of vitamin C.  Ginger is known for it’s antiviral effects and calms the digestive system too!

Clean Your House
The change of season is a great time to give your house a deep clean.
Clear out clothes and items you no longer use.
Look at the products you use.
 Are they eco friendly?
How good for your health are they?
Most of all do they do the job of keeping your house clean?

Put Yourself First
We’ve been through lockdowns and now petrol crisis
along with all our other responsibilities.
What self care steps are you taking?
Reflexology is restorative, therapeutic and relaxing
A wonderful way to switch off and give yourself some chill time.

Come and visit my treatment room in East Dean for a deeply relaxing session of Reflexology or a luxurious holistic facial with hot towels to release emotional stress from your face.

Call or text Jane on 07734 695 964
email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk
visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

Cold Water Swimming

Cold water!  The thought of immersing your body in it makes most people shudder!

But did you know that cold water bathing has regained popularity over a recent years?

Scandinavians are well known for using saunas then plunging into ice cold lakes.  They have been doing so since the early 1900’s.

Research shows the health benefits supported by research include:

Lower risk of infections by stimulating your immune system

Reduced inflammation

Reduces stress levels

Reducing depression and improving your mental health.

Improved alertness and resilience

Weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate.

Here are some tips to help you ‘dip your toe’ into cold water as part of your morning routine.

Splash face with cold water.

Find a face cloth.  Soak it with cold water and then ring it out so it is damp. Next wrap it around your throat and neck for a few seconds or more!

Take your usual warm morning shower and finish off with a quick burst of cold.  Over a period of time you may want to build up to 2 mins under the cold shower.

Living on the coast we have the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and get into the sea!

If your looking to improve your lifestyle and wellbeing, please contact Jane at http://www.calmtherapy.co.uk

Hibernation and Winter Wellness

Have you been hit with flu like symptoms this month?  Do you feel like you are being forced to slow it right down?  Do you feel like sleeping MOST of the time? This could be natures way of showing you that February is the month of hibernation.

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I’ve had no energy, I felt completely lethargic and I had no appetite to eat anything nourishing or tasty.  I just wanted to sleep.   I’ve experienced this horrid cold that seems to be doing the rounds and I felt truly awful and down in the dumps.  Until I realised that this is probably what I needed at the moment.  This is a time for me to stop and let everything around me stop.  It felt like I was walking through thick mud each time I tried to be proactive and push myself into work or anything active.

So instead, I ate lots of marmite on toast…because that’s what I was craving!  I took several slow and short walks by the sea.  I had no desire or energy to go pounding up the hilly South Downs.

I also booked in for my Reflexology session where I experienced my feeling of restorative wellbeing.  This is what I need at this time of hibernation.  Even though I still feel the need to keep things slow, my lethargy has lifted and I feel brighter within myself.

After having Reflexology, I feel clearer in my mind and I think about what other simple self care rituals I can do for myself.   I take a bath with Geranium and Orange foam oil.  I read, I listen to pod casts, I lie back and visualise how I want things to be when my energy does return.  I make a tasty curry,  I spend time huddled next to my kids and tell them that I love them.  These are all small things but they go a long way to helping me feel well and clear the way for spring.  I feel more alive and able to get things done.

St. Valentines Day, not only a day to remind us to show love to each other, but to remind us to show love to ourselves.  Self care is as important as the care that we show to others.

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I feel that St. Valentines Day is perfectly placed in what I think is the harshest month of the year.  Even though the days are getting brighter, we are still in the depths of winter and the weather can certainly show its darker stormy side.  It’s a day to brighten up an otherwise dark month.  The origins of St. Valentines day are from the Romans.  They had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February – officially the start of their springtime.

So if you are feeling low and lethargic during this slow time of year, look to the small things that make you feel happy and well.

Book yourself in for a Reflexology treatment, to help improve your wellbeing, you will feel brighter and lighter.  Make Reflexology part of your self care routine.

To book your Reflexology session call Jane on 07734 695 964, email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk