Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Website Updates!

I am proud to announce there are new updates on the A Quiet Sole Reflexology website at While some are minor changes, the best improvement is my new pricing structure. Please be sure to take the time to read the introduction at the top of the Services Page as it explains everything in detail about Initial Consultations to how the Foot of the Month Club works. However, if you still have questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you towards a new relaxed, rejuvenated and healthier you!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Essential Lavender Oil: What are its benefits? by Kerris Samson

Here is an interesting article by expert Kerris Samson about benefits of essential lavender oil: Many people are now finding the use of essential lavender oil whilst at work, helps them to handle the stress of the workplace as well as helping them to relax under pressure and also making them focus better on the tasks at hand. In studies undertaken it was found that participants relaxed considerably better when using lavender aromatherapy and were able to focus better on problems which needed solving. However, although they seemed to be slower in carry out a math’s calculation, there were fewer errors in the answers provided. By placing a sprig of lavender or a bowl of potpourri on even a few drops of essential lavender oil when placed near a heat source will help the person to relax, become focused and thus more productive at their job. So if you should happen to work in a hectic office environment then either a lavender body mist or a small vial of lavender essential oil that you are able to keep close by may just help you. Although lavender is not a cure or even an effective treatment for depression, it has been discovered that pain, poor sleep, anxiety and often chronic pain which are often associated with depression can be relieved by the use of this plant. As lavender helps to bring on a natural relaxed state it helps people to cope better with the aggravations that life often throws at us. In a study it was shown that in a normal healthy person the aroma of the lavender oil often has the ability to gently elevate their moods. It does not matter whether you are either currently suffering from depression or just feeling down; remember that the person to discuss about your treatment of your depression is your doctor. Although by taking herbal tea baths and burning lavender candles is part of the regime of taking care of yourself which does not require a prescription, or even cost a great deal of money, a lavender infused bath or lavender body products are able to provide a natural stress reducer, which can not only lift mild depression and clear the mind, which enable us to work through the problems we are experiencing more effectively. Another good use for lavender is to help fight against insomnia. Many people find that if they suffer from insomnia or are frequently awake during the night, that they have difficulty coping with the following day to day matters. Lavender scent not only helps to promote relaxation in a person, but it also helps them to sleep better. In studies carried out at hospitals and nursing homes it was that patients who were exposed to the smell of lavender fell asleep, not only quicker but stayed asleep for longer and slept much more deeply. Certainly, it is know that poor sleep is one of the causes that many people wake up with a headache in the morning and in some cases can even initiate a migraine attack. You will find that the common causes related to a morning headache are the grinding of teeth and the muscles tensing around the face and neck. By keeping a small bowl of lavender in your bedroom and a light misting on your pillow, you find that this will help you to relax easier before you fall asleep each night. Another suitable use for lavender is to help relieve anxiety which many people are now suffering from. Anxiety is usually found to express itself as racing thoughts and a pounding heartbeat, but one of the first signs of any form of anxiety is for the person not to be able to think clearly. The mental stress that many people are feeling now days inevitably causes the mind to become cloudy and people find it difficult to solve life’s little problems, which in turn only increases the anxiety the person is feeling. A by using essential lavender oil, you are helping yourself to relax and take away the pressures that you are feeling and thus alleviating the feeling of anxiety. Finally you can use essential lavender oil to help alleviate the causes that trigger such things as headaches or even chronic pain, which usually are caused by poor sleep, muscle tension, depression, dehydration, poor nutrition, imbalance of hormones, immune deficiency or even just poor coping skills with every day life. Kerris Samson a work from home mum now residing in Spain and who has spent a vast amount of researching the different ways for relieving pain. If you would like to know more please visit Article Source:

Everything Lavender

Lavender has a great history that stretches back to Ancient Roman times. It was a treasured plant used to make perfumes, incense, ans was revered for its medicinal properties and used as a deodorizer and disinfectant. Today, lavender is best recognized by its beautiful blue/purple flowers and its fresh, sweet aroma. the enticing scent of lavender is know for its balancing, soothing, calming, relaxing and healing properties. It is said to soothe and heal insect bites as well as ward them off. When applied to the temples, lavender has bee reported to even relieve headaches. It continues to be used today as an antiseptic and support for inflammation. You can find lavender in just about everything! Commonly added to lotions, bath salts, colognes, massage oils, facial and body care, room sprays, as a pure aromatherapy oil and even in household cleaners! Relax and rejuvenate with Everything Lavender!

Monday, March 17, 2008


I want to personally thank each and every person who stopped by my booth #37 at the UMKC Wholistic Health Fair held on Sunday, March 16, 2008. It was a pleasure to meet those of who who had a chance to take advantage of my free demonstrations and speak with you one on one about your concerns. However, due to time constraints I sincerely apologize to those folks who I had to turn away after 6:15 and 6:30 pm as the fair ended at 6 pm. In addition, I'm personally sorry I didn't get a chance to speak with all who came by my booth as I was constantly doing demonstrations all afternoon. As a single business owner I hope you understand and please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail with any questions or concerns you may have regarding reflexology in general or A Quiet Sole Reflexology or to schedule an appointment. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you on improving your health and well being.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

May All Your Dreams Come True

Lean against a tree and dream your world of dreams Work hard at what you like to do and try to overcome all obstacles Laugh at your mistakes and praise yourself for learning from them Pick some flowers and appreciate the beauty of nature Be honest with people and enjoy the good in them Don't be afraid to show your emotions Laughing and crying make you feel better Love your friends and family with your entire being They are the most important part of your life Feel the calmness on a quiet sunny day And plan what you want to accomplish in life Find a rainbow and live your world of dreams -Susan Polis Schutz