Spring Specials at Soul Treatments
What an incredible start to Spring this year. Temperatures are up, vitamin D intake is rising and people (and animals) are coming out of hibernation. As I type, birds are chirping and squirrels are scampering about, fresh air is coming through the open windows and spring colors are everywhere.
I want to take a moment to give a special thanks to all the wonderful people who brought me to this point in my business this past winter. Your referrals mean so much to me. It was amazing to be a part of the birth process, through labour prep treatments, for an increased number of moms to be this January/February. Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy the benefits reflexology can provide in the upcoming Infant Reflexology workshop. It was also really nice to show so many people how beneficial adding heated stones can be to their treatments. I'm glad you liked them! And to my regular clients, I think the benefits and increased wellness have spoken for themselves, but on my end, thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of your goals!
Every season change means our body can use a tune up! So, with all this spring excitement, I was inspired to release the Spring Specials a bit early! Enjoy :)
P.S. - Stones have been retired for the season. See their return in the fall :)
Infant Reflexology Workshop $75
Have you wondered how both Moms and Babies can benefit through Reflexology? I blogged about it recently (see it here: http://soultreatments.weebly.com/1/post/2012/03/how-infant-reflexology-can-benefit-you.html ) and the next weekly Infant Reflexology workshop starts Tuesday April 24th. This 6 week workshop empowers new parents and caregivers with all natural, safe and effective reflexology techniques to overcome common infant concerns. It is being held at Playfit 366 Hespeler Road in Cambridge (Babies from birth to mobility are welcome to join in the workshop and allow caregivers some one on one practice time under the direction of the instructor. Playfit offers babysitting services for older children for a cost of $5+HST per child, per week) and runs Tuesday's from 10:30am - 11:30am until May 29th. Click here to register!
TRY Reflexology for $35
Have you been too nervous to try Reflexology? Wondered how it can benefit you? Now is your opportunity to see the benefits with minimum financial risk! Regular Reflexology treatments have shown improvements in such conditions as: diabetes, digestive disorders such as IBS or IBD, poor circulation, PMS or menopausal symptoms, anxiety, sciatic pain, sinus congestion and insomnia - just to name a few. During the month of April, new clients can try a mini reflexology treatment (approximately 30 minutes) for only $35!
Tribute to Moms $75
Since becoming a mom myself, Moms everywhere have held a special place in my heart. They carry a strength and compassion that is undeniable. But being strong all the time can bring on unnecessary stress. Relieve built up tension safely and naturally with a 90 minute combination treatment - 45 minutes each of Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. Reserve your special time fast! This special expires May 18th. Also available as a Gift Certificate to honor the mom's in your life ( must be purchased by May 18th but can be redeemed any time)!
Allergy Relief Package $140
As much as we look forward to warmer temperatures and watching the trees grow leaves, many of us suffer from spring allergies. Regular Indian Head Massage (30 minute treatment) has shown a dramatic increase in the relief of sinus congestion due to allergies. For the months of April and May, you can purchase 4 Indian Head Massage treatments for the reduced price of $140 ($20 savings!). Space the treatments no more then bi-weekly to maximize the relief.
All about the Hands $40
Mowing the lawn, gardening and the start of spring sports can cause tension in the hands. This year, take your hands to a new level of softness and relaxation with the All about Hands special at Soul Treatments for only $40! Begin with a soak in a warm, soothing hand bath, next exfoliate away the dead skin cells and then receive your Hand Reflexology treatment using a deep moisturizing lotion. Your hands will never be this soft, or relaxed, again!
Healthy Labour Package $150
After 9 long months of pregnancy, most women would pay millions to have someone rub their feet for even 5 minutes! How does 3 hours sound? Bring on the Healthy Labour Package at Soul Treatments - 3 individual sessions for a package price of $150! Maternity Reflexology is safe to use anytime throughout pregnancy to relieve unique discomforts of the pregnant body. But to prepare your body for a healthy labour, it is recommended to start sessions in week 37 and safely balance hormones, ease anxiety and improve sleep, which will help you ease into labour. Additional treatments can be purchased for $40 each. (Treatments can be done in the comfort of your own home. Please discuss at the time of booking)
Labour Doula Training Workshop $450
Are you a birth junkie? Looking to add more meaning to your life? Do you feel that you would have benefited by having continuous support during your own birth and now want to ensure others have that for their birth experience? You might be interested in the Labour Doula training workshop that is coming up on April 28th and 29th in Cambridge. This program will provide participants with the skills necessary to begin a new and exciting career as a Labour Doula and is the first step towards becoming certified in this profession. Contact me to register!
Happy Spring everyone! I look forward to seeing you soon.
The Healing Power of Touch: Bonding with your baby
By Tanya Goreing RRPr
The benefits of a simple touch are felt the moment contact is made. It relaxes, lowers the blood pressure, slows the heart rate, boosts the immune system and eases anxiety. Close your eyes for a moment and remember what it is like to have someone stroke your hair or give you a genuine hug. Those simple gestures can calm, comfort and express caring instantly and make a person immediately feel better – either physically or emotionally. It is a form of communication that goes beyond what any words could.
For an infant who has been embraced within his mother’s womb for nine months, the power of touch is not only desired, but necessary for normal development.
As a parent, you have the power at your fingertips to help your child grow!
Learning forms of healthy touch with your infant is an extension of the healing power you already possess and will help you to feel confident that your motions and movements are beneficial to your infant.
When my son was first born, two things motivated to teach others about how natural, safe and effective Reflexology techniques can be for overcoming common infant discomforts. First was the distress my 5 week old, exclusively breastfeed baby, was in as a result of gas and constipation. The doctor suggested I give him prune juice (yes – 5 weeks, exclusively breastfed!) and although I did give him a little, it was then that the little light bulb popped up above my head and I started trying Reflexology with him. The next morning, no more constipation! I knew immediately that other new moms who were overwhelmed and feeling helpless needed to know more about the benefits of Reflexology. Secondly, around the same time I heard of 25 infant who had died in China as a result of a teething medication. When natural methods existed, I couldn’t imagine why such a tragedy had to occur! After that, I began work on the Infant Reflexology workshop catered to new parents and others caring for young children.
Infant Reflexology is particularly powerful to help ease specific concerns because you are not working directly on the troublesome area. You are working with the reflex points on the feet or hands and using the nervous system to convey messages of healing and relaxation. While some infants may respond well to direct pressure on their abdomen when they are feeling the discomfort of gas, others may become very upset by the additional pain caused. This is when learning how to ease pain through Reflexology becomes very empowering to the parent. In addition, since young infants are not aware of their own limbs, Reflexology is a great way to can teach your infant about themselves and establish a connection to those body parts.
A baby’s attention span is short so using small, short routines and doing them repeatedly throughout the day will help you to bond with your baby over and over. It will create a positive state of balance for the body which will help maintain a pattern of good health and well-being. This helps your baby to remain calm, feel loved and protected as well as relieve discomforts that may arise.
Your infant is not the only one to benefit from this experience! The sense of touch will be powerful to you as well. It will relieve your stress and anxiety, lower your blood pressure and heart rate and create an overall sense of relaxation. Since most of what we experience as a new parent is very overwhelming, seeing your infant respond positively to your touch can be very empowering.
When working with an infant, especially one who is experiencing pain, being relaxed and at peace yourself is the best medicine you can provide. Remember this is a positive time for both you and your baby. There is no reason to feel rushed or pressured. Go slow and work within your baby’s limitations.
Do not force movements, but rather respond to your baby’s cues. If now is not a good time, there will be another chance to try later. Use your instincts and good judgment and rest assured that as long as you have positive intentions and use healthy touch, the simple fact that you are bonding with your baby will have powerful healing benefits! Have fun with it and enjoy your baby!
About the author:
Tanya Goreing is a Reflexologist in Cambridge, ON with extra certification in Maternity and Baby/Child Reflexology. Her practice, Soul Treatments, specializes in the optimal health of Woman and Children. To schedule an appointment call 519-220-2887
Tanya Goreing is the proud mother of one boy and the owner of Soul Treatments. The natural health of woman and children is her passion!