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What’s happening?

If you’re putting on weight, the reason may be because you’re not getting enough quality sleep. Research shows that most people are not getting enough sleep and following a night of poor sleep, they have increased appetite, particularly for fat or high-carbohydrate, calorie-rich foods. Sleep-deprived people may consume an average of 385 kcal per day extra, which is equivalent to the calories of about four and a half slices of bread.

What causes it?

“The psychological effects of sleep deprivation influence eating….Sleep disturbances also disrupt our hormones in ways that can lead not only to weight gain, but fat deposition in the most harmful places. Lack of energy from lack of sleep is likely, over time, to sabotage a commitment to exercise, too.

Whether we treat it accordingly or not, health is holistic. Pain can affect sleep; sleep can affect mood; mood can affect exercise; exercise can affect weight; and weight can affect pain. Often the only way to deal effectively with any of these, and other, health issues is to address them all. Unfortunately, models of clinical care that do so are very much the exception rather than the rule.”

David L Katz, founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center

What’s the solution?

Therapeutic reflexology

Therapeutic ‘medical’ reflexology treats the ‘whole’ person. Reflexology aims to create “homeostasis”, which means that the organs in the body all work together and at their best. It is an effective well-being solution and for the uninitiated, you might think of it as a highly specialized foot massage, designed to improve your health, vitality and energy.

A patient’s state of health is assessed by observation. Patients are amazed at how their feet reveal their state of health, eg anxiety, stress, poor breathing, digestive problems, back pain and more….

My reflexology technique triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing anxiety, stopping the fight-or-flight response, and getting people to feel better and stay better. Treatments are usually carried out on the feet (the feet provide a map for the body organs). Hands, ears and body can also be treated, where appropriate.

If you’re tired of struggling with your sleep and your eating and don’t have a predictable, reliable and sustainable step-by-step system you can follow to improve your health, then our simple solution could be the breakthrough for you this year.

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