Steps2TrueHealth & Reflexology

Steps2TrueHealth & Reflexology

Integrative natural solutions for better health - Ingham Foot, Hand & Ear Reflexology, RLD (Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage), Facial Reflexology, Ionic Foot Detox, Raindrop Sessions, & BioMat Thermotherapy with negative ions

I am a Nationally Board Certified ARCB Reflexologist (one of only a handful in Texas), a wife, a grandmother, and a lover of life who deals day-to-day with Celiac and congestive heart failure. My journey to redeem my health has been a long one that has been extremely educational...my quest for natural and safe solutions is perpetual and I love sharing that knowledge with friends and family. My hop

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The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients With Digestive or Lung Cancer: Randomized Controlled Trial - PubMed 11/10/2021

The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients With Digestive or Lung Cancer: Randomized Controlled Trial - PubMed

Great article ...https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34738909/

The Effect of Foot Reflexology on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients With Digestive or Lung Cancer: Randomized Controlled Trial - PubMed RR2-10.2196/17232.

Hydration Chart: Learn to Read the Shades of Your P*e 10/02/2021

Hydration Chart: Learn to Read the Shades of Your P*e

How do you know when you're probably hydrated? This is a handy and easy-to-interpret chart. In my 20-year journey with heart failure staying hydrated was a real balancing act. Because my heart was so weak, that impeded my kidneys from working properly. I was allowed approximately 45 ounces of fluids a day...that included any food or drink that melted at room temperature. I spent the last decade restricting my fluid intake.

Fast forward to February 18, 2020 when I received my donor heart and a new chance at life. The following day I was taking 18 medications and the transplant doctors are telling me to drink at minimally 64 ounces of water a day....and the more the better. Whaaaat?? I couldn't fathom pushing that much water into my body!! Because my new heart was beating strong and pushing unfamiliar volumes of blood through my body, and because of the excessive medications, I now needed to stay well-hydrated so the kidneys did NOT become compromised. Hallalujeh!

At my last visit to the transplant clinic, they reviewed my labs and reported that everything was great, including my kidney function. Ironically my team coordinator asked me, "What color is your p*e?" I was proud to tell him it is normally pale yellow.
It's the little things that put a big smile on my face.

Just this week my husband was hospitalized for a revision to a prior hip replacement. A few complications lead to several neurological tests. The neurologist informed us of how staying well-hydrated relates to preventing blood clots...especially in high-altitudes. Good to know since we plan to do more traveling in the coming year!

Please share this chart with your family, friends and loved ones. And, if necessary, remind them that Coffee, tea, soda, juice, beer or any other beverage doesn't replace good old water!

This is just one Step2TrueHealth!!
Blessings
https://www.healthline.com/health/hydration-chart#clear

Hydration Chart: Learn to Read the Shades of Your P*e Since hydration supports loads of bodily functions — affecting everything from mental cognition to s*x performance — it’s worth paying attention to the color of your p*e.

Why ARCB 06/07/2021

Why ARCB

This is an informative video on what ARCB Certification means in the reflexology world. https://youtu.be/qT6NnRoz_gE

Why ARCB The importance of national reflexology certification.

Do Turmeric and Curcumin Really Work for Arthritis? 05/11/2021

Do Turmeric and Curcumin Really Work for Arthritis?

Do Turmeric and Curcumin Really Work for Arthritis? Learn about turmeric and curcumin to differentiate between an expensive fad and an actual supplement that improves joint health and lowers your arthritis pain.

05/03/2021

Congratulations to FAR Professional member and chapter President, Karen Ball, who was bestowed the prestigious Eunice Ingham Lifetime Achievement Award by the Reflexology Association of America at their #raa2021conference. Karen earned this award for her sustained dedication to the field of reflexology.

04/13/2021

So happy to be back giving treatments today 🥰

magonlinelibrary.com 11/07/2020

Using thermal imaging to measure changes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema during reflexology | British Journal of Community Nursing

Great news!!

magonlinelibrary.com Reflexology lymph drainage (RLD) for breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) may have a positive impact on arm swelling and pain. Thermal imaging is a means of tracking temperature change by visua...

09/24/2020

Karen's Reflexology

DAY 4 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Hand Reflexology has a very special place in a reflexologists repertoire. 🤲

When a client arrives in our practice with an injured foot, amputation of the leg/foot, or some other reason why we can not work their feet, or maybe even just one of their feet, then Hand Reflexology is an alternate that offers the same healing potential as the feet.

Working on the hands also provides a beautiful therapeutic connection when working on older clients, people who are very ill, or emotionally overwhelmed. And of course it is just lovely for hands that work hard physically every day of their lives!☺️

It is easy to work on the hands, and also a great platform for teaching self-help techniques that clients can use between their sessions with us.

All the same reflex points that are found on the feet are found on the hands and wrists.

Left hand represents the left hand side of the body. Right hand the right side of the body.

If you’ve not ever experienced a Hand Reflexology session then I highly recommend that you ask your Reflexologist to include a bit of hand work in your next session.💙

x Karen x
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#auckland #worldreflexologyweek2020

09/23/2020

Karen's Reflexology

DAY 3 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Fondly known as the ‘Mother of Reflexology’, Eunice Ingham was born in South Dakota in 1889. She went on to work as a physiotherapist, and it was through this work that she was introduced to Zone Therapy (see my post yesterday 😉)

Through her own research and evidence using the ten zones of the body she mapped the whole body’s organs and systems on the feet, developing the foot chart of modern reflexology.👣

Her technique is what is practised all over the world today.🌎

The lovely image of Eunice working on her husband’s feet is taken from her book “Stories the Feet Can Tell”.

Eunice's life-long goal was to help people as much as she was able, whenever, and wherever.

This is still the collective wish of Reflexologists all over the world.💙

x Karen x

#reflexology #reflexologist
#learnreflexology
#earreflexology
#karensreflexology #aucklandschoolofreflexology
#auckland #worldreflexologyweek2020

09/23/2020

Karen's Reflexology

DAY 2 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

The image in this post is a very well known one to all Reflexologists. It is a Zone Therapy Chart. 📝

Zone Therapy Theory is accepted as the precursor to modern Reflexology as we know it today and was used as far back as 1500 A.D. Zone theory was introduced by Sir Henry Head, a London based neurologist, in 1893. He found that the whole body and limbs could be marked into areas which correspond to the distribution of the pain given off from one segment of the spinal cord. 🤔

Zone Therapy was further developed by Dr. William H. Fitzgerald. Dr Fitzgerald was an ear, nose and throat specialist. (1872–1942) He verified that pressure on various parts of the body, hands, fingers, mouth and feet, could be used to bring about a numbing effect on another area of the body and published his findings with co-author Bowers in “Zone Therapy” (1917). 📘

In Zone Therapy the body is divided into ten equal longitudinal zones, 5 on each side of the mid line of the body. Each toe and finger defines a specific zone; therefore there are five zones per foot/hand. The zones are distributed up the body like slices. 👍

Zone Therapy is based on the concept that within these zones, energy runs up and down between all the parts of the body. It involved applying pressure to a part of the body to influence the functioning of other parts situated in the same longitudinal zone but distant from the part of the body to which pressure was applied. A blockage of the body’s natural energy may have an effect on any organ or part of the body that lies within that particular zone and may create an energy imbalance in any part of the body within that zone. 🤢

A very special lady built on this information to develop Reflexology as we know it today …. But I’ll tell you about her tomorrow. 💙

x Karen x

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#indianheadmassage #karensreflexology #aucklandschoolofreflexology
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09/23/2020

Although I am still on medical leave and not seeing clients until my doctors release me, I wanted to share that this is World Reflexology Week. My sister reflexologist, Karen in Auckland, has graciously allowed me to share her posts.

Blessings!
Diana

DAY 1 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Every year in the last week of September members of the various Reflexology Associations around the world organise events to celebrate World Reflexology Week, to promote awareness of our wonderful therapy, and to introduce new people to the many benefits it offers. 🌎

Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that all the systems of the body are mapped out in reflex points on the feet, hands, face and ears. 👣

This is how it foot reflexology works ...

Stimulation of the approximately 7,500 nerve endings in the feet helps to open up the natural pathways your body uses to nourish and heal itself. Tender or ‘gritty’ points indicate congestion in the corresponding area of the body. ☹️

During the treatment a state of deep relaxation is created in the body, interrupting the pattern of stress and bringing balance to the body and its systems where there is imbalance. 😴

Reflexology is a well established holistic complimentary therapy, which treats the mind and body as a whole to achieve a state of general well-being. 💙

Pop back tomorrow for my DAY 2 post 😉

x Karen x

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#learnreflexology
#karensreflexology #aucklandschoolofreflexology
#brownsbay #auckland
#worldreflexologyweek #worldreflexologyweek2020

08/12/2020

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07/27/2020

My granddaughter, Valerie, doing reflexology on her younger sister Ellianna while she’s having a facial and relaxing on the BioMat in my office. Mom was in the ionic foot spa and grandma was waiting her turn😁. We had so much fun. This was about 5 yrs ago.

06/30/2020

Perfect for a mobile reflexology practice!

shannonsgrotto.com 06/21/2020

2018 Sunscreen List: Gluten Free and Hormone Disrupter Free * Shannon's Grotto

WHAT SUNSCREEN TO USE??

Summer is upon us and as someone who deals with celiac, finding a gluten-free sunscreen has been problematic for years. Most brands that I have tried are extremely thick and difficult to spread on the skin. I found an article published two years ago which helps explain what to look for in a gluten-free, non-toxic sunscreen (see link below).

Wearing sunscreen has never been something I was too concerned about, but as a heart transplant survivor I've been told that there is now an 85% greater chance of getting skin cancer due to the anti-rejection medications that suppress the immune system. YIKES! The transplant team sent me home with a large bottle of GoodSense Sunscreen SPF 50. After doing a bit of research I found that it is gluten-free. It has a nice smooth consistency that was easy to apply.

Hoping this post will help someone else! Stay Safe!

https://www.shannonsgrotto.com/glutenfree-hormone-free-sunscreen-list/

shannonsgrotto.com Besides being gluten free it is important to have a sunscreen that is also free of hormone disrupting chemicals! Those with celiac and/or thyroid disease should be watching for products free of hormone disrupters.

06/20/2020

Karen's Reflexology

Did you know that back pain and problems are responsible for more working days lost than the common cold.

This lovely image from a Reflexology book by Ann Gillanders gives you a great illustration of how the reflexes for the spine are mirrored on to the medial edge of your foot.

All types of backpain including sciatica, lumbago, muscular spasms, and disc problems should respond really well to reflexology sessions as the therapy relaxes the painful muscles and assists with normalising the functioning of the spine.

If you experience back discomfort, pain or problems, then add a reflexologist into your crew of professionals that you visit to keep your spine in a good working condition.

x Karen x

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#learnreflexology
#earreflexology
#indianheadmassage
#karensreflexology #aucklandschoolofreflexology
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reflexologyresearch.net 06/15/2020

Reflexology Research For Lower Back, Sciatica

REFLEXOLOGY:

I was hoping to re-open the Steps2TrueHealth & Reflexology office on June 1, 2020, but because of the anti-rejection medications that suppress my immune system, my transplant team wants me to hold off...at least until they see how the Covid-19 shakes out as the Texas is relaxing the restrictions.

Rest assured, when that time comes, all required precautions for the safety of both my clients and myself will be implemented stringently.

In the meantime, I thought I'd post the first in a series of research studies you may find interesting....this one is on Reflexology Research for Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣

http://www.reflexologyresearch.net/ReflexologyLowerBackResearch.shtml

The Steps2TrueHealth side is still open for business since I can stay safe while doing business on the internet or by phone, email, text, or Zoom meetings. My clients know that I do not promote anything that I don't use myself! Please contact me if you want information on any of the following:

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THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL OILS:

The entire 38 days that I was in the CVICU for my heart transplant I used essential oils. I was admitted on Jan. 22 and a few weeks later the hospital was running out of beds due to Covid-19. I diffused Thieves oil constantly to ward off bacteria and viruses and I used the Peace and Calming roll-on day and night to help reduce stress and help me sleep between all the interruptions throughout the night.

I also used the R.C. blend to help keep my bronchi open and protect my lungs. All of the doctors and nurses loved coming into my room. One of my surgeons said he used to be a skeptic of essential oils until he went to a transplant hospital in Chicago where they diffused oils all the time.

www.myyl.com/dianafoley
Call/Text: 512-573-1000
Email: [email protected]

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THERAPEUTIC-GRADE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

I had been taking ARIIX supplements for 4 years before my transplant. After a three-month work-up, the transplant team reported that except for my sick heart, I was a healthy 45-year-old woman in a 67-year-old body!

After a thorough review of the products I was taking, my transplant pharmacist told me which ones I could continue to take and which ones I needed to hold off on (MOA, Optimal M (minerals), and MagniCal-D). He explained that it could take up to a year to figure out the lowest dose of anti-rejection meds that will work for me. When he saw my disappointment he explained, "Diana, these are really good supplements...unfortunately, in your case, they are TOO good and that's likely why you were in such great health other than having a sick heart." I can't wait to get back on my full regimen of
ARIIX products!!!

Call/Text: 512-573-1000
Email: [email protected]

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RICHWAY AMETHYST BIO-MAT:

I have three BioMats and use them personally and in my Reflexology practice. Fortunately, I took my "mini" mat along to the hospital and it was truly a God-send! Not only did it keep me warm in a really cold room, but the far-infrared rays and negative ions helped me relax and sleep better, and helped to relieve pain and ward off agitation. The nurses knew when they moved me from the bed to the chair and back to the bed that the BioMat was to be moved with me. One of the best health investments I've ever made!

For information, videos and testimonies:

https://dfoley.biomatmarketing.com/buy/index.php

Call/Text: 512-573-1000
Email: [email protected]
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Be Blessed and Stay Safe!!
Diana

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steps2truehealth.com 05/23/2020

Gluten-Free Italian Pizza Crust

steps2truehealth.com After many years of trying my hand at making gluten-free pizza crust, I was pretty disgusted. I tried numerous brands of gluten-free flour blends that claimed to be "cup for cup" and never achieved the desired results. ...

steps2truehealth.com 04/30/2020

Gluten-Free DIY Substitute for Baker's Joy Baking Spray

Finding some tips on baking that have been very helpful...if you like to bake hopefully this will be of help to you!

steps2truehealth.com With the confinement we are enduring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to use some time to perfect some of my baking skills. With full transparency, I will tell you that baking has never been my strong suit....es...

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SERVICES: Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology (Ingham Method), , Advanced Clinical Reflexology Techniques (Porter Technique), Hand & Foot Vertical Reflexology (Booth Method), Ear Candling, Ionic Foot Detox, Raindrop Technique, AromaTherapy, BioMat Far Infra-Red Quantum Healing. PRODUCTS: Pharmaceutical grade organic gluten- free nutritional supplements and personal care items, air/water filtration, toxin-free anti-aging skin system.
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