Breath Work

As we enter into our fourth week of quarantine or cocooning, I’d like to ask you how are you breathing?

Are you filling up your lungs with air regularly each day?
Can you fill your lungs up with air or are you stuck in fear and anxiety?
Can you move out of that fear and breath not only into your lungs but into your tummy and torso?

 

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During this Conversations with Calm Therapy interview, I find out from Dawn Wilson why the way we breathe is so important for our mental and physical health.

Click on this link below to see full interview

 

 

Jane Long is a Reflexologist, Rahanni Healer, Zone Face Lift and EFT Practitioner.
Jane believes that our thoughts create our emotions and play out as physical manifestations through our health and life.

Connection and Immunity are key to helping us move forward through the Covid-19 pandemic.

To contact Jane or find out more information about her service please visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk 

 

Sarah Weller’s Conversations With Calm Therapy

Conversations with Calm Therapy is a project where I interview a series of holistic therapists and business owners during the Covid-19 pandemic.  This is to create connection amongst business owners during isolation.  It also offers the viewer of these interviews tips on how to cope with sudden change, how to manage your fear that rises with uncertainty and perhaps learn how to release that fear from your body.  I’ll also be asking each guest for any useful rituals or activities we can add to our daily routines during lockdown.

My first interview is with Sarah Weller, a qualified Parenting Consultant and Family Relationship Coach.

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Click on the link below to see the full interview.

Sarah Weller Conversations with Calm Therapy

For more information about Conversations with Calm Therapy please email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or visit Calm Therapy

Conversations With Calm Therapy

Non essential contact and now “Lockdown” means I have put my treatments side of my business on hold for now.

So I have started up Conversations with Calm Therapy.

I am interviewing holistic therapists and business people for a max of 10 mins each. 

I ask the same 3 questions to each guest. 

I will ask are how to manage peoples reaction to change, release fear and create useful rituals and activities during lock down.

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WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Give’s me focus
Keeps me social
It keeps the holistic community connected
It keeps my interviewees present on social media.

MY AUDIENCE WILL GAIN
New techniques how to cope with change, stress, fear in these challenging times.
Creates a new positive outlook for you.
Creates connection whilst we are in isolation.
Ideas for rituals and activities during lockdown.
Improves your health.
You will gain focus and clarity.

The main thing is to create connection, communication, raise the vibration.

I’m super excited as I’ve invited 15 interviewees and 12 have accepted to be part of my project.

Keep checking my social media and this blog for more details!

Stay healthy!

 

 

 

Are You Christmas Party Ready?

The Christmas season is now upon us!  There are so many fairs, events and parties to go to….how are you preparing for this festive season…?

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3 Ways To….
Practise self care this Christmas

1)  Create a good Self Care routine
Start as you mean to go on.  Eat seasonally and enjoy when you indulge!  There’s plenty of opportunity to “face plant” the mince pies and bubbles.  Try to keep everything in moderation to avoid those sugar highs and lows.
Keep drinking plenty of fluids and exercise every day!

2)  Look Your Best
Your self care routine is a great way start to looking your best.  If your skin needs a boost, indulge with

Asapoth Wild Beauty Balm.

 

Wild Beauty Balm

 

Melt a tiny amount in the hands and apply gently to the face, neck and décolletage to nourish and soften the skin and improve texture and elasticity, and to balance, rejuvenate and restore the skin
Leave for 15 mins, then rinse with warm water.  Pat your face dry with a warm fluffy towel.

Alternatively you could treat yourself to some luxury with my
Zone Face Lift Experience
and

You Shall Be
Belle Of The Ball!

3) Prepare For The Next Morning.
Perhaps the bubbles went down too well at the Christmas bash?
Make sure you are fully stocked with Vitamin C, a hearty stew and line up some good films for a day of recovery!

Of course,  I like everything in moderation, but would love to hear what your trusted hangover cures are!
Email or Text me on 07734 695 964!  I’d love to know!

 

Calm Therapy Gift Vouchers are the perfect way to show someone how much you care.
Either click on the link or you can email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk for more details.

 

 

 

Stimulating The Vagus Nerve With Reflexology

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The vagus nerve is a nerve that many people don’t realise they have and if you are in that scenario, you certainly are not alone. However, it is the longest nerve in the body and originates in the brain, travelling down from the neck from where it passes around the digestive system, heart, lungs, spleen, liver and pancreas. It is important that this nerve is stimulated in order to tone and strengthen it, as this will ultimately improve a person’s health and wellbeing.

In the latest blog from Calm Therapy, based in Eastbourne in East Sussex, we look at how working on the pressure points associated with the vagus nerve during reflexology may help with digestive issues, stress and anxiety and bring a sense of calm, as well as giving pain relief, although it must be stressed that reflexology is not a cure for any disorder and it cannot be used in the diagnosis of any physical issues.

What Is The Vagus Nerve?

First things first, just a little more detail about the vagus nerve. It is the body’s major parasympathetic nerve and is a bundle of motor and sensory fibres that link the brain stem to the heart, gut and lungs. Vagus is actually Latin for “wandering” and as the nerve wanders through your system, it sends out fibres from your brain stem to your organs interacting with the liver, spleen, gall bladder, ureter, female fertility organs, neck, ears, tongue and kidneys.

This certainly adds up to it being an extremely important nerve, which controls unconscious functions of the body as well as aiding food digestion, keeping the heart rate steady and supporting breathing and sweating. That’s quite impressive so far, and the list goes on to include regulating blood pressure and blood glucose balance, helping the kidneys to function as well as being important in fertility issues. It is therefore quite clear that the vagus nerve is critical for optimal health irrespective of your issues.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Help With:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Heart conditions
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Tinnitus
  • Migraines

Looking After Your Vagus Nerve With Reflexology

There are many techniques used to stimulate the vagus nerve including positive social relationships, laughing, yoga, meditation, exercise, breathing slowly and deeply, massage and reflexology. The vagus nerve is directly affected during a reflexology session, which is not surprising as there are more nerves in the feet per square inch than any other part of the body. Reflexology will help to slow the heart rate, improve digestion, lower blood pressure and promote relaxation. The feet have various vagus nerve reflexes and reflexology stimulates these areas, thus increasing the nerve’s activity. Oxytocin is released promoting relaxation, healthy digestion and also a sense of wellbeing.

Conclusion

Lack of stimulation of the vagus nerve can impact on your health and when it is not working optimally, problems such as anxiety, tinnitus, depression, weight gain, and irritable bowel syndrome may occur. Hands-on healing can help to stimulate the vagus nerve including massage, particularly reflexology.

What To Do Next

Jane from Calm Therapy belongs to the Association Of Reflexologists and the Federation Of Holistic Therapists and adheres to their strict standards to provide professional treatments. If you are interested in reflexology sessions to stimulate your vagus nerve in order to help with digestion, stress and anxiety, please call Jane on 07734 695964 for a without obligation chat. Jane is a fully qualified therapist, experienced at stimulating the vagus nerve with this safe treatment.

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