Posts by Nicole Costello

Reflexology & Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Reflexology & Multiple Sclerosis

For those unfamiliar with Multiple sclerosis, (also known as MS), it is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system . The cause for MS is still unknown . We do know that it is an autoimmune reaction that results in inflammation which damages nerves. Nerve damage is always a part of this disease and the pattern it shows up in differs from person to person. It can even change in how it shows up in the same person, fluctuating over time. In MS, the damage occurs in the covering, or myelin, of nerves. This process is referred to as demyelination. This damaging of the myelin sheath...

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Reflexology for Constipation

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 0 comments

Reflexology for Constipation

Constipation can be an embarrassing topic for some people to discuss, but so many of us can suffer from it, it’s an important conversation to have. How you are digesting and excreting food can also have a big impact on your energy levels and mood. Are you feeling lethargic and depressed? Constipation could be part of the problem. During the winter many of us do not intake the amount of fluids or fruit we need too. It’s natural not to feel the compulsion to intake these foods and fluids in the same way we do in the hot summer months. As a result however, this leads to reduced...

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Reflexology to perk you up…

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 0 comments

Reflexology to perk you up…

Our daylight time is getting shorter and the clouds seem to have rolled in. This season can certainly be a struggle for some of us. Depression and anxiety can start to rear their not so pretty heads. The good news is, our bodies can help us find those inner rays of sunshine once again. What a relief to know that our own bodies hold such keys to our well-being! How do we unlock these golden treasures? One path is to apply pressure to specific reflex areas of the body. This assists in boosting our spirits through stimulating endorphins to release naturally. How do endorphins make a difference?...

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Reflexology for Sleep

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 0 comments

Reflexology for Sleep

After looking at my website statistics, I noticed many of you are visiting my site in the middle of the night! My website CenterlineReflexology.com was getting viewed at 3am by many of you. It didn’t take me long to realize, you night owls were obviously not sleeping and perhaps not by choice. So this article is for you insomniacs and restless sleepers out there. I put together some pressure points you can do on yourself to help you get back to the land of Zzzzz’s…Let’s start with reflexology points on the foot: Sleep Routine 1) Say hello and goodnight to the nervous...

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Pregnancy and Reflexology

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness, Metaphysics & Complementary Healing | 0 comments

Pregnancy and Reflexology

Woman have come for treatments looking to conceive, to support their bodies throughout pregnancy and finally to induce birth. After care treatments also remain an important element in bringing mom’s body back to equilibrium. Pregnant women have found reflexology helped with: Headaches Constipation High blood pressure Shortness of Breath Tiredness Heartburn Backache Sleeplessness Anxiety Oedema (fluid retention, often in feet) Morning sickness   It’s amazing what this gentle form of massage and acupressure can do. I have worked with women applying reflexology...

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Reflexology For Winter

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Reflexology For Winter

Officially the days have become longer, but we are still in the winter months which means that certain parts of our bodies are taxed in different ways. Our habits change as we slow down in winter in order to build ourselves up with new resources for spring. In Chinese medicine, the winter season is ruled by water; this is considered the most Yin (feminine) season. The organs most affected during this time are the kidney and bladder. The Chinese believe that vital life energy – Ch’i – circulates in the body along meridians. In mapping out reflexes along meridian lines and through...

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Osteoarthritis and Reflexology

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Osteoarthritis and Reflexology

If you have arthritis and joint pain, the season shift into fall likely has you feeling especially achy. Here is a handy link to current weather conditions in Victoria, though you can change cities.  The site also suggests how arthritis is likely affected, in real time. The Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, defines osteoarthritis as, “the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder...

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Heart Centred Reflexology

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Heart Centred Reflexology

February is a month often associated with the heart, for so many reasons. Two of the most prominent that come to mind are Valentine’s Day and the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s national monthly drive to raise funds for research. Leading up to Valentines Day, we are reminded of celebrating new love or of being in a partnership, and we focus on the value of sharing our lives with others. We are called upon to open our hearts to one another in kind and generous ways. The heart is more than the source of our loving feelings though. What happens when our heart isn’t functioning...

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Stimulate Your Immune System

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Stimulate Your Immune System

The weather is changing, and staying well becomes of greater importance as our bodies may become susceptible to illness. Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. According to Harvard Health Publications, “Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies”. Stimulating the immune system and other reflex points that are often...

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Stroke and Reflexology

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 2 comments

Stroke and Reflexology

What does success look like? When people come into my office at Centerline Reflexology, we have an initial discussion. We address goals and expectations. Sometimes people don’t realize that it may take a series of four or more sessions before they start to see and feel changes. Reflexology and foot massage always feel great, but results take time. In looking at studies worldwide, I can provide my clients with information on the typical duration of the healing process, but every body is different and results will vary. Barbara and Kevin Kunz have had success treating stroke clients...

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Reflexology Your Fitness Partner

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Reflexology Your Fitness Partner

To get the most out of reflexology as a partner to your fitness goals, balance must be considered. Sessions can be easily incorporated into your workout or running routine to enhance your physical well being and overall performance. A reflexology session enhances circulation and can assist in preventing many cramps, spasms, aches and pains associated with extended exercise/running periods. Since the blood stream is responsible for supplying the muscle cells with nutrients and oxygen, while also removing toxins and waste products (generated by extended muscle exertion), increasing circulation...

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What Reflexology is All About

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 1 comment

What Reflexology is All About

The complimentary practice of reflexology has been around for thousands of years. The populace of Denmark, China and the United Kingdom have made reflexology an integral part of their health care. Stats Canada states that more people are now seeking complimentary services (like reflexology) than ever before. Still, many people may be wondering “what is it all about?” Here are some commonly asked questions and answers on the topic of reflexology. What is reflexology? Reflexology is a very specific type of gentle foot massage that works with the nervous system and connective...

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From the Bottom of your Foot

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

From the Bottom of your Foot

You’ve just woken up, thrown the covers off, had a good stretch, swung your feet on the ground and are about to embark on a new day! As the weight of your body shifts to your feet, you quickly realize something is wrong. PAIN! If this happens to you, and your first step of the day is the most painful, you are likely suffering from plantar fasciitis. On the bottom surface of the foot (the plantar), there is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue. Plantar Fasciitis is the name given to the breakdown and often inflammation of this connective tissue. People who have been walking on hard...

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Foot Savvy

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Health & Wellness | 1 comment

Foot Savvy

How do your feet feel right now? Most of us may say, “They feel fine”. Let’s see how they are when they are activated. When sitting, try to circle your feet clockwise a few times, then counter-clockwise. Alternate pointing your toes up towards the sky and then towards the ground. Are you starting to get a sense of them now? Do you feel any pulling, aching or sense of tension during any of those movements? Do you have a full range of motion? We don’t often tune-in to how our feet feel – that is, until they start to really hurt. Those little exercises above are a...

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