Too much Monday...not enough coffee. Sound familiar? Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day. In fact in the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day and it is the one drink that Briton's turn to at work when the chips are down and the deadlines are looming...
What is it about coffee, then?
There are many benefits to drinking coffee and none more so than the opportunity to sit and hang out with friends or colleagues over your favourite Skinny Latte. The coffee machine is often the go-to for a quick 5 minute break from your computer as well as the place to meet and catch up on the gossip and goings on in the office. We also see coffee as that quick fix stimulant...the one thing that will keep us going no matter how tired we are. Another cup of coffee will always make things feel better...right?
But will it really though? Conversely, too much coffee can lead to insomnia, nervousness and restlessness. You think it's the stress from work that is causing you to have sleepless nights...but in reality that extra cup of coffee you thought would 'pick you up' during the day might just be the straw that broke the camel's back. It can also upset your stomach causing nausea and vomiting. Increased heart and breathing rates are also side effects of consuming large amounts of coffee as well as headaches, anxiety, agitation and ringing in your ears.
Coffee vs Reflexology
Reaching for that extra coffee cup can actually accentuate stress and anxiety rather than alleviate it. This week is World Reflexology Week and the theme is Reflexology in the Workplace. Here at Haelan Therapy we thought we would take the opportunity to explore how taking time out from work for a reflexology session can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and that general feeling of being overwhelmed, and enable you to come from a place of clarity, strength and vitality when making decisions in your professional (and personal) life.
Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment which gently massages and manipulates the reflexes on your feet. It offers an opportunity to interrupt the stress signals in the body and reset homeostasis - the body's equilibrium. It delivers all the benefits of a cup of coffee in terms of time out, a chance to put your feet up, rest, relax and enjoy something you love...but it is also much more than a cup of coffee. It works at a deep healing level both emotionally and physically. It can aid you in seeing your life through a different and more relaxed lens. After an hour's treatment in your lunch break you can head back to work and make decisions from a more authentic place and with the stressors that were there previously, removed.
Reflexology in your lunch break? Yes please!
Whether you work from home, from an office in Hitchin or are a regular commuter, taking time out for a Reflexology session with Haelan will be just the ticket. We are conveniently located in the town centre to just drop in during your lunch break or if you fancy a more rural setting, we have a treatment room based in St Paul's Walden too.
During World Reflexology Week (18th - 23rd September 2017) we are offering you the opportunity to buy a course of 5 treatments and receive a 6th one FREE. Contact us HERE to register your interest, to find out more about reflexology or to book your sessions.
We look forward to meeting you soon.