This past week has been full and challenging to say the least.
Wanting to take some time out to rest, relax and recharge after a couple of hectic weeks (existing regular orders, new orders, business meetings, progressing with new ideas & opportunities, studying, attending classes in London, travelling and so on) life certainly challenges you in different ways.
I feel fortunate for the life I have which is full with the things I have created however I know that it is also important for me to take time to rest and recharge.
This past week I decided to take my health in hand and schedule some sessions to work on myself holistically.
The week started with a Bowen session on Monday (I have touched on this subject in previous blog when faced with some intense back and foot/ankle issues). Go to Bowen Therapy to read more on this. This session was because over the past couple of weeks I have been suffering with some mid/lower back pain which I wanted to address so it didn’t get in the way of my working life, which does call for me to stand a lot (cooking/baking etc.).
On Tuesday I had to have an MRI scan (for headache/head pressure issues I suffered with back towards the end of 2016) – well that was an eye opening experience. The machine was SO LOUD and enclosed that if you didn’t suffer from claustrophobia, you certainly felt it whilst the scanning was taking place and boy the sound or should I call it ‘noise’ – TAP TAP TAPPING away into the core of your mind…whoaaaaa However thankfully got through it! Just!
On Wednesday I had my second Kinesiology session. Kinesiology is a non-invasive holistic energy therapy. It combines the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern muscle monitoring techniques. It is based upon the premise that any issues within an energy system will eventually be reflected in the body. This went well although I felt quite sensitive and emotional after the session (this can happen as the body becomes more in tune with itself emotionally/mentally on energetic levels).
On Thursday morning, I had my first Lymphatic Drainage full body massage in the UK (I had tried this during my visit to the US Christmas 2016 so was somewhat familiar with this therapy).
The human lymphatic system is, in a sense, the body’s second circulatory system. It is made up of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, lymph (the interstitial fluid drained through the vessels), and lymphocytes (specialized immune cells). Lymphatic massage can increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times, vastly increasing the system’s ability to remove toxins and infectious materials. It is a great therapeutic massage if your body has areas of swelling/fluid and want to remove the toxins that this causes.
However by Thursday evening, I experienced severe headache and head pressure which restricted my mobility. I put this down to a week of excessive emotional and energetic work on my body and mind and a way of my body telling me to slow down and rest and take it easy! I slept early on Thursday evening, after drinking plenty of water and having some turmeric supplements (anti-inflammatory which normally helps with my headaches) and slept……..straight through to Friday morning, 8am!
Although, on waking, my head felt foggy, the pain had gone. I decided to get up and drink lots of water, made a fresh juice with lots of turmeric and ginger in it (both having anti-inflammatory properties) and headed out for a long walk which I felt my body needed. The sun was shining, the air cold however perfect for the way I was feeling as I need fresh crispy air. I walked for an hour and 10 minutes and along the way walked through Bedford Park, which was beautiful at this time of year.
I got home at 11am, had a green tea and a bowl of freshly made granola and coconut yoghurt and rested for an hour before getting up and getting back into the kitchen to catch up on my ‘Mother’s Day’ orders…….
So that has been my journey over the past week, full, exciting, challenging, lots of learnings setting me up for a somewhat more relaxing yet busy week ahead.
This coming week sees us planning more for our upcoming courses, workshops and retreats. We have already scheduled dates (please see our courses page on our website or our Facebook page under Events) for everything we have planned and coming your way over the next 6 months. For all these workshops and retreats booking early is advisable as they are popular and enable us to plan around our customers we work with. Event Dates
So before we go, not forgetting that it is Mother’s Day today and not forgetting that we have lost an hour with clocks going forward, yet gaining more light and evening time, I wish you a very Happy Day, evening and wonderful week ahead, filled with love, laughter and goals and actions that you want to create and achieve.
**The treatments I have mentioned in todays blog are purely my experience and findings**
**Your own research should be carried out before undergoing any alternative treatments as well as speaking with your doctor for guidance and advice on recommended treatments and before starting any course of alternative supplements**