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How to be proactive for better health

by Sharon Taylor

Three of the most common causes of stress are; work, relationships and money. As these affect us all, it stands to reason that we all need to be more proactive in reducing and managing our stress and anxiety levels.

For many years complementary therapies were viewed as pamper treatments to have as a treat. More and more people are now becoming aware of the health benefits of complementary therapies such as reflexology and reiki. People coming to me are having these treatments as ways to: –

  • manage feeling overwhelmed,
  • help maintain their feelings of wellness and/or
  • manage health conditions that are exacerbated by stress.

It’s a well-known fact that many physical, mental and emotional illnesses have a stress related connection. Examples being: –

  • High blood pressure and stroke
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety, low mood and depression.

With the NHS haemorrhaging cash, doctors and consultants are having to find more cost-effective ways of helping us to manage and reduce our stress and anxiety levels. More research is being carried out by the NHS into complementary therapies and how they can be used to reduce and manage symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Social Prescribing is now on offer by some health authorities. Instead of just prescribing pills and medicines G.P.s are now encouraging patients to be proactive in leading healthier lifestyles by offering alternative methods of staying healthy. These include walking clubs, weight management clubs as well as mindfulness and meditation courses. Research in Birmingham by Dr. S. Singh found that reiki had a great impact on reducing after surgery symptoms.

How can reflexology and reiki treatments help?

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When people come to me for some help in managing their health concerns or reducing physical and emotional stress, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed, reflexology and reiki are treatments they are interested in. Usually they have heard about the abilities of these treatments to relax both your mind and body and they want to see if they can work for them.

With many new clients being self-employed, busy professionals, leading busy stressful lives or having health challenges, they know that staying healthy is vital. They all recognise that sustaining mental focus and keeping symptoms of health conditions under control will help to ensure that they continue to be productive in their work as well as maintaining good general health. They soon find that having a regular treatment helps them with this as well as instilling a sense of mental calm and general feelings of wellness.

5 benefits of regular reflexology or reiki treatments

Many clients choose to have regular treatments because of how they felt after their first treatment. They tell me that these feelings continued for a few more days and it made a difference to how they felt about themselves and how they interacted with others. Some reported: –

  1. Feeling physically lighter and having more energy
  2. Having more mental focus and clarity
  3. Experiencing a reduction in physical pain and discomfort
  4. Having better quality sleep
  5. Feeling deeply relaxed both mentally and physically.

Click here to read more about how others have benefited from their treatments.

Being proactive by taking small, regular steps to help you to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing can only be a good thing. A regular reflexology or reiki treatment could be just right to enable you to do this.

If you would like to know how working with me and having treatments as part of your wellness regime can help you, get in touch for a Discovery Call.

About Sharon

Sharon Taylor - Complete HarmonySharon lives with her partner Geoff in Warwickshire and they have two adult children. She worked for over 25 years in an office environment, gaining qualifications to degree level in finance, business and management. While there Sharon witnessed and experienced many stressful situations and suffered illnesses which were stress related.

Sharon was advised to make some changes to her lifestyle which included trying complementary therapies. After experiencing the benefits of complementary treatments, Sharon decided to retrain and to share her knowledge and experiences to help others recognise and manage their own physical and emotional stress and anxiety levels.

Sharon has been working as a complementary therapist for over 12 years now, and she loves helping people manage and reduce their stress levels, to feel uplifted, focused, positive and empowered about their lives.

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