If the rising ragweed pollen counts are getting you down, why not try Indian Head Massage for some relief!
Indian Head Massage is a relaxational massage that helps to clear congested sinuses, relieve headaches, improve mental clarity, and release tense neck, shoulder and jaw muscles. Recipients are not required to undress for this massage so it can easily be done in your office or home setting using a chair, or you can come into the office and lie down like traditional massage. As it is only a half hour treatment, many people find it easy to book it during their lunch hour or on their way home.
This allergy season be clear by getting a jump start on allergies :)
Soul Treatments Wellness Center welcomes Carey Lynne Hargrove, Registered Massage Therapist!!
Carey Lynne graduated in 2005 from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage and Injury Management utilizing her General Swedish Massage Therapy skills. She is passionate about what she does and is results based, catering each treatment to fit your individual needs.
Carey Lynne is a mother of two, and can relate to the physiological stressors and changes that a woman's body goes through with pregnancy. She has enjoyed focused treatments taking a woman through the pregnancy and providing relief as their body adapts to parenthood. She enjoys infant and child massage as well and encourages parents to bond with their children through healthy touch.
We are thrilled to have Carey Lynne on our team and look forward to our clients benefiting from the services she provides.
Tanya Goreing RRPr of Soul Treatments Wellness Center is conducting clinical trials!
We would like to learn more about the effects regular reflexology treatments have on the conditions listed below. If you, or someone you know, suffers from any of the conditions and would like to see how all natural, alternative health care can offer improvement, please contact Tanya Goreing of Soul Treatments at 519-220-2887 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflexology is an ancient healing art that could be seen as a modern day “foot massage”. These safe, natural techniques work on the principle that all the body parts –organs, tissues, glands, etc – are connected through the reflex points in our hands and feet. While reflexology does not claim to prescribe or diagnose specific conditions, the reduction in stress, relief of tension, improved blood circulation and continuous work with the nervous system have shown positive benefits in a variety of conditions based on the body’s improved ability to help itself.
We are looking candidates to conduct 3 clinical trials. If you meet any of the following criteria, please contact us!
----> Woman aged 18 – 45 suffering from PMS symptoms including (but not limited to) unusually heavy or painful cycles, irregular cycles and mood swings.
----> Woman aged 45 + experiences symptoms of menopause or perimenopause including (but not limited to) hot flashes, irregular or non-existant cycles, night sweats and mood swings.
----> Children who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Qualified participants must be able to demonstrate their commitment to the study by agreeing to:
* Time Commitment – Participant must have the available time to receive up to 20 full reflexology treatments (30 min – 1 hour each depending on the participant) spaced anywhere from weekly to monthly, based on the needs and specific health condition of the participant during the posted hours of operation at Soul Treatments.
* Financial Commitment – Treatments will be offered at the reduced rate of $25 per treatment (regular $65 Adult, $40 Child).
* Location Commitment – Without exception, all treatments will be given at the Cambridge clinic location of Soul Treatments.
* Health Disclosure Commitment – Confidentiality is very important at Soul Treatments and your private/personal information will never be shared. However, it is important for the practitioner to be knowledgeable of your complete health history and full disclosure is a necessary requirement of the study.
* Results Commitment – Participants must understand that while their personal results will never be shared, the results of the overall study may be used in future marketing and promotion of alternative health care benefits.
When I first completed my certification to become a reflexologist, I worked at an amazing clinic with some great colleagues for a few months. It was a crazy time for me and after a few months I realized that as much as I loved the team I was with, it would be easier for me to work from my home. My son was still young and it was hard to miss bedtime snuggles.
But that was 5 years ago!!!
Today, my son isn't so little anymore, and our home isn't so big ;) So it was time to take the next step and find a home away from home for Soul Treatments.
I am so excited to be partnering with Oh Baby Fitness to open a center focused on the family health needs of our community!! Our new space will offer pre/postnatal fitness, nutritional support, maternity and child reflexology, massage and chiropractic services, breastfeeding support and informational workshops. As a one stop shop for growing families we will offer child minding services and work hard to have a variety of programs running each day to cater to the unique needs of our pregnant clients and new parents as well as their children.
You can visit us starting October 1st, 2012 at 426 Queen St. W in Cambridge. We are 2 minutes from the 401 and easily accessible from Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener or Waterloo as well as surrounding areas.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Can you believe it's almost the end of summer!! This year the summer flew by. I remember as a kid it used to last forever and I'm sure that's the way my son felt this year, but for me it seems like I blinked and I was trying to find back to school items because it's just around the corner. It seems my little baby isn't such a baby anymore as he begins grade one and full time school!
Over the summer I was able to work with 4 clients using Maternity Reflexology to prepare for labour. That's 4 beautiful babies that are now welcomed to the Soul Treatments family :) It was so exciting and such a pleasure to be a part of such an experience with these woman.
I also got to have some visits with my beautiful Doula baby girl who was born on May 19th. I loved being there for her birth and working with her mom and dad to prepare for their new world as a family of 3.
I also had a chance to take a bit of a vacation with my family (we usually only have winter vacations so this was a great treat!). I hope you had an opportunity to get away and enjoy the sunshine and great outdoors as well!
In my busy baby work, I just realized I didn't send any specials for the summer! So I'm taking advantage of that by releasing some fall specials early. See below! There will be more specials coming as I settle into my fall routine.
Allergy Relief - Package for $150
We lucked out at the beginning of the month, but no more. The pollen count is up followed by itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. Regular Indian Head Massage combined periodically with Reflexology can provide the much needed relief from the stuffy sinuses due to allergies. Book three Indian Head Massage treatments (1/2 hour sessions) and receive a combo treatment (1 hour session) for only $30 (savings of $25).
Healthy Pregnancy - Package for $150
The summer heat can cause serious issue for pregnant feet! Swollen extremities can strike a pregnant woman (or any of us) at any time of year, but during the hot days of summer, it can be especially bad. It's not comfortable or healthy for your body to be holding onto all of that fluid. Did you know that reflexology can help? Not only will we be supporting your urinary and lymphatic systems to work more efficiently but we will be improving the circulation in your feet significantly. Bring your "small shoes" because today's shoes will be floppy when you leave! (It is important to know when to see your doctor. If swelling is accompanied by severe headache or blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or double vision, decreased frequency of urination, and/or rapid pulse you may have pre-eclampsia and should seek the advice of your medical care provider immediately.) Maternity Reflexology (read more about this in my recent blog post!) is also great for other pregnancy ailments such as nausea, insomnia, indigestion and can be used to naturally prepare your body for labour. Book three sessions for the package price of $150 (savings of $15)!
***If you are looking for more support for your pregnancy and birth, remember to ask about my Labour Support and Doula services!***
Soul Treatments is opening it's own new space! We have joined with Oh Baby Fitness to start a Mom and Baby whole body wellness facility. If you are (or know someone who is) an alternative health care practitioner with experience in, or interest in, Materntiy and Postnatal care, and are looking for a new opportunity, please contact me to discuss this unique opportunity to join our clinic. Stay tuned with grand opening details coming soon!
Enjoy the first day back to school! I look forward to seeing you again this fall :)
Isn’t it crazy how quickly time passes? In the moment, it doesn’t feel like it at all. Ask a pregnant woman who is nearing her due date and ready to give birth and that last 9 months will feel as though it was an eternity. But ask that same woman on her child’s first birthday and the 12 months previous will seem like a blur. And before we know it that same child is starting school. When we look back, the years are like a drop in the bucket and it’s hard to imagine how we got to where we are today in such a short period of time. But when we are in the middle of it all, it seems like the time is passing so slow and we will never make it to our goals.
I used to hate it in job interviews when the interviewer would say “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” How am I supposed to know today where I will be in 5 years?! There are SO many different journey’s my life can take between now and then and while it is important to have goals and visions of the life you want to achieve, I don’t ever want to limit myself to what I can dream. I have proof that what I couldn’t have imagined IS possible if you don’t put limits on yourself and stay open to all the possibilities life provides. I am living the limitless life!!
Just over 5 years ago, I was working – full time and part time (I always planned on being an entrepreneur). I was in a committed relationship and we lived a pretty carefree life. Sure we had a home (mortgage) but we also had 2+ incomes, no kids and tons of freedom. We could go on vacation when/where we wanted. We weren’t sure we were going to have kids. Not that we didn’t love kids, we just didn’t know if WE wanted any. We kind of liked life as it was. We were comfortable. I loved my “part time” job in direct sales, was top in my franchise working toward goals and achieving them week after week. My full time job wasn’t awful, I just loved the idea of working for myself so I worked very hard day and night to turn my little business into something more stable so I could live a more flexible life.
Then one day I discovered I was pregnant. It was the most stressful moment of my life to say the least. As much as I felt an instant protective instinct over this little being inside of me, I didn’t know how my partner would react or how I felt about what this would mean to the life I loved.
And then suddenly.......I stopped worrying. Maybe my life was going to take a different path then I expected. Maybe I really didn’t know exactly what I wanted. Maybe the universe was throwing me a curve ball and seeing where my hopes and dreams really lied.
Long story (ok, longer....) short, my son was the best dream I never imagined. Being pregnant was scary and new and exciting. The thought of bringing a new life into this world – a little “us” – was an amazing opportunity.
What I knew though, was that life as I knew it was going to change and I need to figure out how to make it change – FAST!! I didn’t want to be that stressed out, crazy mom with a day care raising her child 12 hours a day. I needed to set priorities immediately for the new life inside of me. I was 8 months pregnant when I took my Reflexology training. It was the greatest experience of my life. I was so excited to know that I could help others in their health goals. My years of having my own direct sales business were a great base to helping me learn how to start my own Reflexology business. I asked my trainer – Can I do this? Can I make a viable business with just Reflexology?
Her answer wasn’t YES!!
She said, if anyone can Tanya, I know it will be you. It’s not the norm, but with some hard work and maybe some other things to compliment it, you can do it.
That was all I needed. Someone who believed in me, and some motivation. What better motivation then the little face that was looking up at me keeping me up at night, teaching me to breastfeed, change diapers?
Was the road easy? Was the path exactly what I planned or expected? Ah...NO! I thought I would easily slide into motherhood and build a business and kiss my full time job away. I was SUPERMOM after all right?
Enter – the unexpected journey to today!!
I didn’t expect a child who started having stranger and separation anxiety at 3 months old. How was I going to build a business that way? I achieved my certification quickly and easily, but does anyone know how hard it is to build a business? A business that is going to replace the lucrative income you currently make at your full time job. And with a partner that worked nights and a toddler who still scream cried every time I was out of the room. And what about sleep? Would that EVER come? How long would it be before that child slept through the night and I could sleep in my own bed again? Would he sleep with me until he was a teenager (because people convince you he will!!)? I had given up my old dreams to have this child, was I going to have to give up my new dreams too?
Wow, how fast time goes. I can barely believe that I am the same person today that I am describing in the paragraphs above. Do you know why I’m not the same person? Because I never let those negative thoughts stand in my way. I rolled with the punches instead of crumbling in defeat. I created my new journey by taking advantage of opportunities as they came my way. I worked at it, hard work!! I didn’t stop at my reflexology training. I added Hot Stone and Indian Head Massage. I didn’t stop at being a Reflexologist. I knew others had to learn this as well and I was passionate about teaching them so I began instructor training. I wasn’t just a Reflexologist – like any other in the community, I specialized my practice based on my passions of working with children and pregnant women. I traveled to Cincinnati OH to take Baby and Child Reflexology with Sue Ricks who had traveled from the UK to teach us. I networked with other reflexologists in other communities and helped bring Maternity Reflexology training to Canada. And then I learned about Doula work and felt it was a great way to compliment my services. And then one day I learned that the beautiful woman who was teaching the Doula programs in my area was looking to retire and had approached my training organization about adding the programs to the list of alternative health practices we already taught. Since I had just completed my instructor training, the question came to me – would I want to train to instruct the Doula programs for HALO? What an opportunity!!
But I couldn’t do that, right? My son was barely 2, and what was that sleep thing anyway? How long could a person go without a full night sleep? How could I be a Doula when I still worked full time and my partner was gone have the week? What would I do if I got a call in the middle of the night when my partner was gone? What would I do if I got called during the work day, what would I tell my employer? This wasn’t reflexology clients who I could plan into my own schedule! This was 24/7 on call and needing to leave at a moment’s notice to be bright and chipper and happily helping a woman overcome her fears and achieve her goals. Not to mention that after all that I would have to mentor other people in this journey as well! Market and advertise and organize classes and have people staring at me (I hate public speaking by the way!!) while I tried to explain things to them that I was just figuring out myself. I couldn’t do that!! I didn’t have time. I didn’t have patience. I didn’t have the perfect sleep through the night child. I didn’t have the supportive partner who always looked at the bright side. He wasn’t even home most of the time because at this point he traveled for work. HOW COULD I EVEN CONSIDER DOING THIS?!
But I did it.
The one thing – other than my motivation and determination – that has always seen me through is the big picture. I don’t know the details of that big picture most of the time, but I try to not focus on that. I focus on where my heart is, listening to my instincts when opportunities come my way, being grateful for all that I do have (My partner does travel 4 days of the week, but he is home 3. My parents are in town and my step-dad is retired so is always happy to spend time with his grandson if I get called away. I have supportive friends and family and colleagues who I can always turn to in order to vent if I am having a rough day. They won’t hold it against me, they will listen and then be there for me when I finish my pity party and am ready to tackle the world again), remembering the things that are most important to me and not sacrificing on those, remaining open to all possibilities the are available to me and always doing my best.
Do I worry about money? Sure, who doesn’t!! Especially the day I did finally leave my full time job since I’m not independently wealthy. But you know what I have learned? If you don’t stress about how the bills will get paid, work hard and stay focused, somehow they do get paid. I can’t explain why to you because I don’t know. But not stressing about it has helped me.
Can you believe that it was only just over 5 years ago that this journey began? I can’t! I never could have imagined I would be where I am today when people asked me – “Where do you see yourself in 5 years”.
Never let fear stand in your way. Don’t stand in the way of your own success! You can be the best YOU possible so build your own success and make it happen. There will always be excuses why you can’t, be the reason you CAN.
End of 2011 Promotions
What a great time of year this first part of November always is! So many colors still outside, not too cold yet and the sun can still shine pretty brightly making everyone smile warmly. As we approach the end of 2011, check out some of the promotions I have going on to keep that smile a permanent fixture!
Has all that leaf raking caused some neck and shoulder strain? An Indian Head Massage takes 1/2 hour and is a quick and effective way to relief some of that extra stress the fall season can create. Targeting the key tense areas, Indian Head Massage works on everything from your mid-back, up - shoulders, neck, scalp, face and ears - in a relaxing, stress relieving massage. Walk away feeling refreshed and tension free! $40
Many people have tried Hot Stone Reflexology since I obtained my certification in September. The general consensus is........they LOVE IT!! Adding heated stones to an already amazing treatment provides the extra benefit of a deeper sense of relaxation and increased blood circulation. For anyone who has trouble taking time to relax, this treatment is for you! You won't be able to stay awake long enough to worry about anything. If you haven't given it a try yet, use the upcoming cooler temperatures as your excuse!! Special price for first time treatments $60 until December 30th (regular price $75). Also available to purchase as a Gift Certificate for that busy bee on your list.
If Head to Toe, Total Relaxation is the goal then this special is for you!! Prepare to walk away in the clouds. This package begins with a Hot Stone Indian Head Massage, followed by a Spa Reflexology treatment which includes Foot Reflexology, Foot soak, exfoliation and lotion application. This experience will calm your mind, body and soles! Special price $100 until December 30th (regular price $120). Also available to purchase as a Gift Certificate for that special someone.
The cooler temperatures often bring on colds and sinus pressure. Get relief this year by booking a Serious Sinus Relief package from Soul Treatments!! This package incorporates cold and sinus aromatherapy with a Hydrotherapy Indian Head Massage (a treatment known for it's ability to improve sinus pressure) to encourage sinus drainage and is followed by a Reflexology treatment to balance the body and continue working on the sinus region through the referral zones. Talk about serious sinus relief!! Special price for an hour treatment of $60 until December 30th (regular price $70). Also available to purchase as a Gift Certificate for that hard to buy person on your gift giving list.
Today's world is a stressful one! It comes at us from every avenue - work, home and even the social events we partake in. This build up of stress often causes serious health concerns, including sleep troubles, headaches and digestive malfunction. One of the greatest benefits of Reflexology is that it offers stress relief, in addition to being able to help improve many health conditions! By sending repeated messages through the nervous system to the brain, we are able to provide outstanding health benefits. If improved health is part of your 2012 goals, take advantage of this special promotion to peel away the layers of stress and start feeling better today!! Special price for a Three Treatment Package of $120 (regular price $150). To be well on your way to reaching your health goals, purchase this package at the special price until December 30th and book your treatments no more then one month apart. Great for pregnant woman who want to maintain a healthy pregnancy through the benefits of maternity reflexology, or stimulate a healthy labour when the time comes. Show others you care by giving the gift of health! This package is also available to purchase as a Gift Certificate.
Take care, I look forward to speaking with you soon!
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!