Monkeying Around..

Monkeying Around..

It all started one day last year while out playing with my nieces and nephew in the local playground. There was a standard 8 or 10 monkey bars frame and my sister called me over, laughing and said “I bet I can do more monkey bars that you “. Me been the sister who was the most regular gym goer (of the two of us) was very confident in my response, nope sure I go to CrossFit I’ll win! 🙂

She smashed it, up she jumped and off she went like a natural monkey. Me on the other hand slipped on the second bar. (blaming the equipment of course!).

 

Roll on this summer, my 10-year-old niece was very excited when I was minding her at the park and she said that she has been practising and was able to do the 8 monkeys rings. I STILL couldn’t string 3 together…What exactly are you doing in that gym of yours Auntie Catherine?!? 😉

So when my sister sent me a Challenge video with kids and all in it…doing 10 monkey bars unbroken I knew I had to get some practice in…this was no laughing matter!!

I had no excuse really, there are about 50 bars on the rig in the gym I go to every second day. (CrossFit Galway)

My first attempt I did 11!! Yes, that more than your 10 Sister!!! 😀

 

 

But now I had the bug I wanted to do all of them unbroken.

So at the end of August I set myself a goal to have this done by Halloween.

It’s not easy on the shoulders so you can’t do it every day but I “tested” myself once a week to see how I was doing.

Week 1 I did – 20

Week 2 I did – 23

Week 3 I did – 25

I was finding the start was fine and I could do the first 10-15 very fast but then my arms and shoulders would get fatigued and the grip would start to slip.

But I was determined to keep up the practice.  I would go in and practice before my normal class and just set the phone to record and go for it. If I waited till after class my shoulders and arms would already be too tired.

Then on the 19th of September – only 20 days into my challenge I did it!

 

 

 

I couldn’t believe it! I was delighted, I just kept going and was really hoping that the video was still recording 😀😂.

 

It’s amazing what a bit of friendly sibling rivalry can do for your fitness levels! Thanks Maureen x

 

Watch this space for my next Fitness Challenge!

 

Stay holistic  😀

Catherine x

 

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Irish Blogger Agency Launch

Irish Blogger Agency Launch

 

As a member of the Irish Blogger Agency I got to go to its launch on Sunday the 25th of September in the Double Tree by Hilton in Dublin. The line-up promised to be jammed pack with talks from the founder & CEO Sinead and her “Power Team”. I knew there would be loads of other bloggers there and the only problem I had was trying to figure out how I could get chatting to as many as possible.

  

  
Events like this can always be a bit nerve wrecking at first as a lot of people come on their own and don’t really know anyone (except in the virtual world). But the welcoming committee at the registration table put me at ease straight away and once I got my tea and chocolates (Yum Yum from Solaris tea and Issie’s). I got chatting to Clodagh (from Orange Obviously), Avril (from A Paler Shade Of Beauty) and Corina (To The Moon And The Stars)so the nerves soon settled.

The room set up was amazing and you could tell everyone was delighted with the Free Blank Canvas products!! WOW

   

  

The line-up didn’t fail to impress either. The Power Team consists of Roger T Burrows, Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Suzie Mahony and Kayanne Horgan.Roger talked about “Our HERO within” and how the people that you associate with will lift your own average. Suzie talked about “Breaking down the issues and tackling it each step at a time”. Joanne talked about how “Knowledge is Power and it sets us apart from the competition”.  All were very motivational and I was like a sponge taking to take it in all.

  
The bloggers that spoke, Kate Kelly, The Galway Player and Veruska Anconitano were all very inspirational. They have proven that it can be done. Start off with your dream, your idea, your goal and regardless of what others may say or think along the way. Work on it, mould it your way and it can become a successful full time job with the right belief.

  

I caught up with other bloggers from ITWBN there, Kerry (Fabulicious Fifty), Dolores (Irish Health Hour), Ruth (The Beauty Kemple), Saibh (Wild Cosmia) and so many more and I left feeling so positive and pumped up for the future of my blog. Such a great and motivating day.

  

 

So what’s the next step for The Holistic Toolkit you might ask??

As you know my journey started after I got my hip replaced and I wanted to share how I manage my Arthritis pain day to day through exercise, holistic treatments, healthy eating, mindfulness etc.

This goal has changed a little bit for me as I see in this crazy modern world that we all lead busy life’s and everyone has some form of pain, be it mentally, emotionally or physically and we all need certain “tools” to help us manage it the most effectively way.

So my next step is to continue to share with you my day to day experiences of how I continue to live well with my Arthritis, the benefits of my holistic therapies, my CrossFit journey (my hip is strong enough now to take on its own challenges and I want to document these here), my healthy eating tips and my suggestions on Mindfulness.

I’m delighted to be a part of the Irish Blogger Agency and I just know its going to be such a success. I’m very positive and excited about this next step and I hope that I can bring as many of you along with me as possible.

  

Please feel free to view any of my blogs here and don’t forget to contact me here if you have any suggestions for me.

Stay Holistic 🙂

Catherine x

 

Unplug yourself!

Unplug yourself!

Ever feel like you are running around after your tail all the time? That you are doing chore after chore? That you are always organising things? Kids? Food? Washing? work etc. ?

That even when you do get to sit down or lie down at night, that you are running through lists in your head about what’s to be done in the morning?

You mind is on over drive and you don’t know when to stop?

In this fast paced, coffee fueled, social media driven, Pokémon  chasing,  Netflix bingeing world that we live in it (and I’m just describing myself) it can be easy to forget that it’s ok to stop for a while and just breathe.

It’s ok not to be ‘available/ or on’ all the time. It’s ok not to answer that text or email straight away. It’s ok not to wait up all night and deprive yourself of sleep just so that you can finish the ‘latest season of whatever’ all at once.  The social media world isn’t going any where and it will be all the better to enjoy if you unplug for a little while every once in a while.

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Below are 5 things that I do to help ‘reset’ my mind when I’m feel like my head is spinning and my adrenal is pumping (and not in a good way!)

  1. Nature – One of my favourite quotes from the great film – The Power of One has stuck with me for years.

‘Any question you ever have the answer you will find in nature’.

Put into simple terms, if you are having one of those days and need time just to think. Go outside, go to the local park, walk among some trees, look out to sea. Let the wind blow through your hair, let the sand or grass go between your toes ( if you are brave enough) and I bet when you are finished your mind will be that little be clearer to handle your woes.

  1. Children – (I’m speaking about my own nieces and nephew here) are a great stress buster.  They don’t care about your work targets or if what you got in your latest exam/review. They don’t care if you have the latest designer items, what car you drive, what weights you lift in the gym. Children don’t care if your house (or life) is a mess or how many likes you got on your last selfie. They will shower you will smiles and hugs and you can’t help but feel great after a few hours with them. Who doesn’t feel great after an hour with the kids on a trampoline?! (go on, try it!).

  1. Books– I’m all for the new phone app that let’s your download your library books straight to your phone (Borrow box). But nothing beats a physical paper book. Put the screen away an hour before you go to bed and enjoy a good book  (even better if it’s non work related) and let the story take your mind away to another world.

Research has proven that you will also get better nights sleep too. Yipphhee!

  1. Handstands – very random you might think but I bet if you some time practising handstand, you will soon realise that you can’t be thinking of anything else at the same time. Handstands are a skill and involve 100% concatenation and attention.  You can’t be upside down and be thinking about anything else but ‘how am I going to great down again’ (without hurting myself). Try it and see how it goes!


5. Reflexology. – is a great holistic therapy that works on the mind, body and soul. It will work on  releasing stress from the body and balance the hormones while settling the nervous system. As a reflexologist I can work on the bodies systems, for example the Endocrine and Nervous systems and help restore any  imbalances the body has.

These are just some of the things that I do to help me unplug for a little while. Please feel free to try any of these tips and let me know how you get on.

Stay holistic 🙂
Catherine x

 

P.s. If you enjoyed this blog please feel free to have a read of some of my other blogs and don’t forget to spread the word to friends who might enjoy it.

‘Time flies when you are having fun’

‘Time flies when you are having fun’

I couldn’t believe it when I got this notification from WordPress that its been a year since I first registered for this blog.

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The reason why I set this up is all in my first blog (see my first and very basic blog here).  But in short it was to mark another important anniversary for me, that of my new hip replacement (4 years today – the 23rd of August). I wanted to share how I overcame the pain of living with arthritis and how I live well my new hip every day. I have also turned it into a way to help others live a pain free life and set up my own business -The Holistic Toolkit. 

My goal a year ago was to share my story with others, live well with arthritis, show how exercise helps me, the benefits of massage and reflexology, my healthy eating tips, mindfulness ideas, my volunteering and anything else that I find along the way that I feel would benefit my life (and others) in a positive pain free and inspiring way. 

So with my blank WordPress and a goal, I set off.  


 

Thankfully I found “Into The West Blogger Network” and they introduced me into the amazing world that is blogging. 


I even went back to school with them and Educated machine and this helped me redo my blog and I’m delighted with when I have now. 

So one year later, I think it’s as good a time as any to talk you through my blog as it stands today. 

Please note that like any blog or website it will look slightly different depending where you read it from, a PC, tablet, phone.  

The PC or tablet will show the Menu bar along the top.


While the phone will show it on the top right hand corner with the drop down list once you click on it.

I have information about me, in the ‘Who is The Holistic Toolkit?’ tab. As well as all my contact details in the ‘How to Contact me?’ tab.

In the ‘Build your Toolkit’ tab, I have categorised the different blogs into different topics to help you, the reader easily find your interests.

These are Reflexology, CrossFit, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Food Recipes, Mindfulness, Volunteering, Massage, Arthritis Ireland and I hope to add to these in the future.

I also have links to my social media on the right hand side on the tablet or PC. Click on these to bring you directly into my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Unfortunately these don’t show up on the phone but are all also in the contact tab).

Over the past year I have written 37 blogs and have had over 1500 views. I’m delighted with this and would like to thank each and everyone one of you for liking and sharing my content.


My future goal is to continue to blog and to help and encourage as many as I can to live as pain free a life as possible (be it physically or mentally) through the right exercise, food , holistic treatments and positive lifestyle choices.
That’s it for now. Watch this space for plenty more from The Holistic Toolkit in the coming months.

Stay holistic 🙂

 

Catherine x
Please don’t keep me a secret! My business grows by referral, please tell a friend, relative or colleague who would benefit from The Holistic Toolkit.

Battle of the West…

Battle of the West…

‘Even the greastest was once a beginner, don’t be afraid to take the first step’Mohammad Ali

So on Saturday last, I completed in my first CrossFit Competition in my gym, CrossFit Galway‘s ‘Battle of the West’. I signed up 2 months ago, thanks to one of the girls in the gym and have written 2 blogs about it already .(see them here)

I’m absolutely delighted that I came 9th out of the 33 beginners on the day and still can’t really believe it 🙂 . Here’s how the day panned out.
After an 8am registration, the workouts started at 9.15am, 6 heats for the men and then 6 heats for the women. I was going to be in the 11th heat so I had plenty of time to watch the technique of the other athletes and got some extra tips from the girls before me.


Workout 1 was above.My nerves were kicking in here at the start so I just had to focus on not tripping on the rope and just keep moving. I knew I could do these movements and this was always going to be my ‘best’ of the 3 workouts of the day so it was a case of focus solely on the judges voice and go as fast (but as smooth) as I could. The lunges were the toughest part and I have a fine bruise on my left knee to prove it but I came 2rd in my heat and overall 7th out of the all the ladies. Delighted with myself!



Workout 2 was is below and to say that I don’t like Burpees is an understatement.

Honestly I don’t know anyone who does like them but add in my limited hip mobility due to my replaced hip, this was always going to be an extra challenge.

 


This was a case of mind over matter and just keep swimming (or moving in my case!). In practice for this I have been know to lie on the floor during the Burpees saying that I can’t do anymore!!!


It’s what they call a “gassy” workout because you don’t remember to breathe during the Burpees.

The butterflies were awake again in my stomach when I could hear people in the crowd cheering my name. I had a little chat with myself, ‘Go as fast as I can and pull like a dog’. Sure it worked for the Irish Rowers during the week, why not here!? 🙂

Honestly in the end, I don’t even remember the deadlifts, just listened to the judge counting the reps and kept moving. I came 10th overall and couldn’t believe it. That pushed me to overall 9th!! Wow!

Workout 3 was never going to my favourite event.


Running is something that I completely avoid ( consultants orders) and throw in 80 metres of bear crawls and that is my idea of torture.

But I kept telling myself that I’m doing better than I had ever thought I would and that it’s ok to stop during the bear crawls and shake out the legs and arms if I need to.( even though no one else was).

During my practice of this, I could do 20metres non stop but the quads were not liking it at all.
 We had to crawl up and down the gym in this one also and the crowd was really getting around everyone here, cheering the athletes on. Normally I don’t like this and have been know to shout back at coaches (it’s normally my boyfriend!) but I can say something changed during this competition because I could head my name all the time and it really helped me and pushed me on further.

The bear crawls were not pretty in the end but I only stopped once, I actually talked to myself the while time. “I have this, I have this” Positive affirmation at its best!


Result 13th in the event…Making it overall 9th on the day.. Absolutely delighted with that!

 

Honestly I couldn’t have done it without the judges, staff and amazing community that is CrossFit Galway. There was 6 competing from our gym and it was lovely to see us all supporting and cheering each other on. I couldn’t have been any more happy for the winner Niamh if I had won myself. The work and determination was there and it really paid off on the day. Well done Champ! 

When I look back to August 2012 ,just before I got my hip replaced, my biggest goal was to walk again without a limp (or a crutch) . Never would I have believed that I’d be competing in my first CrossFit competition and enjoying it!

We make a good Team , me and my “new hip”..whats next on that bucket list?!?

Stay holistic 🙂
Catherine x

 

My Smile Challenge ..

My Smile Challenge ..

On the June 16th I met Hannah Lilly at the launch of the Irish Health hour.Com in The Skeff and she shared with us her Joyhunt quest. You can read about that meeting here and from that day I set myself a little challenge for the next 30 days to pick 3 different things that make me smile each day.

 

So how did it go?!?
Honestly I thought it wouldn’t  be too hard. As generally I’m not an unhappy person and I do try and stay positive most of the time. I’m not saying I’m perfect by any means for example, I get road rage in traffic like most people and slow people on the footpath really increase my blood pressure 😦 .


But I do try and say hello to my work colleagues, smile at children ( not in the creepy way!)and ask people in the gym how their day is going and genuinely care 🙂
So how hard could it be to identify 3 different things in the day that stood out and made me smile.
Day 1 was a normal enough day. It involved chocolate ( a new bar for me), a lovely compliment from a holistic client and a Deadlift improvement. All good 🙂

The next few days were similar, work, holistic treatments , gym workouts etc .

The days went fast and add in some exciting Euros matches the whole country seemed to be smiling 🙂 🙂 .
The main thing I was happily realising was that life is good. It reaffirmed that while I’m busy running from one job to the next and trying to schedule my CrossFit training around my holistic appointments and making ‘date nights’ with himself. I was also taking a little extra time out to look in the mirror at myself.

I realised I have my health, a wonderful boyfriend, family and friends, a good job and a holistic company that I love and every day this was making me smile. Aww!!

These things are all priceless :).  While money is always good, you need to be happy with what you have first and foremost before you can be happy with anything else. (Maternal or maternal all not!).

Thank you Hannah for giving me this idea for this challenge. I’m really glad I did it.

We all lead busy lives and can sometimes rush through it without taking a pause every now and then to take it all in.

So my challenge to you is before you go to sleep at night, simply think back ( you don’t need to document if you don’t want to ) and ask yourself what made you smile today?!? You might even be surprised by the answer.

Stay holistic 🙂

Catherine x

 

P.s If this blog made you smile today, please share with someone else to make them smile too. x

 

Count down to my first CrossFit ‘Battle’…

Count down to my first CrossFit ‘Battle’…

As some of you know I’m preparing for my first Crossfit ‘The Battle of the West’ competition (in 2 weeks time) and while yes I’m increasing my training in the gym by working on improving my weaknesses, my preparation for the competition isn’t all happening inside the gym.

If you ask any sports person in training for any competition or big match or race they will tell you that success or failure on the day will have a lot to do with a combination of factors.

Below is a list of some of my suggestions for successful preparation for a big sporting event.
1. Research: 

Know your sport. Talk to your coach, ask about extra work outs you can do, before or after your regular class. Look up other similar competitions and see what their work outs are and try them out. Identity with your coach your weaknesses and work out a training plan that you can follow over the next few weeks to improve these.
2. Practice, practice, practice:

CrossFit is about high intensity, constantly varied, functional movements and so for me over the last month I’ve looked at 4 different workouts each week to help me get into that frame of mind. I record my scores, my weights and times so that when I redo them I can grade myself against them. The organisers of The Battle of the West released the first workout yesterday and so I will practice this a few times and even record myself doing them to watch it back ( embarrassing I know!!) and see exactly where I can improve.

3. Food:

I’m a firm believer in that you can’t out train a bad diet and so you can do all the training you want but if you don’t have a clean balanced diet, it’s all a waste. Over the last year I’ve lost a stone by using  the MyFitnessPal app   and understanding what I eat (see blog here). It’s important to have a good relationship with food and during a competition it’s even more so, this is the fuel that you are putting into your engine to make it run better on the day.

For me I’ve upped my protein(eggs, nut butters etc.) my greens (extra veg, spinach), I’ve introduced chlorella and spirulina into my smoothies and from now until the competition I’m eliminating all breads.


I also start the day with a Platinum & Diamond protein shake which I mix into my daily berry smoothie in my NutriBullet and after class I have it again with water in a shaker as soon as I can. The benefits of this are that it aids recovery and helps replenish the system after an intense training session.

Don’t forget to also drink at least 8 glasses of water a day as this will help keep your body hydrated throughout the day.

4. Sleep: 

Personally I’m a zombie without a good nights sleep but thankfully I’ve no problem getting to sleep.


Aim for 7-9 every night and try and have a regular routine in the weeks coming up to your competition as your body will need the extra time to recover with all that extra training. Try also to eliminate technology in the bedroom so that this will encourage your mind to slow down also.

5. Rest days:

Also known as recovery days. These help rebuild and repair any damaged muscle tissue, help reduce the risk of injury, help strengthen the joints and ligaments and replenish the bodies energy reserves.


It’s very important to listen to your body and understand when it’s talking to you and needs to stop. For me, my replaced hip will let me know very clearly when I’m reaching that point and I will always stop and rest before it gets too bad. Everyone has a body part that speaks to them so identify what that is and work with it.

Rest for me is Netflix or a good book and feet up and time with family and friends.

6. Massage:

Now we are talking 🙂 There is nothing nicer than a nice long massage and particularly when your muscles are sore from training. A good massage can help reduce muscle tension, increase range of motion, relieve stress, increase and encourage blood flow in the area and help you sleep better.


The week before the competition I will be booking myself in for a massage for all of this and also to help calm my nerves. 🙂 If you can’t get a massage, make sure you use a foam roller or hand roller . Your body will thank you for it the next day, I promise.
So there you have it, some of my suggestions for preparing for a competition. For me it’s CrossFit but I hope this can be tailored to any big race, match, competition you might be preparing for.
Please do let me know if there is anything else that you do in preparation for a big event that you find works! I’d love to hear about it.

Lastly, remember on the day, it’s all about having a good experience and it’s not about anyone else. Best of luck!

Stay holistic 🙂
Catherine x

p.s Read about my other CrossFit related blogs here.

My Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Another Sunday, another bake 🙂 I got this recipe from my sister in law a few weeks ago and with the busy week ahead planned for me with my normal day job, holistic treatments to give, horse racing to go to (Annual Galway Races) and my Crossfit training. It’s always good to have some tasty snacks at the ready.

This weeks bake is a Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.


Ingredients:

3 Bananas

130g Coconut Oil

150 ml Almond Milk

320g Spelt Flour

200g Coconut Sugar

80g Oats

3 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

80g Dark Chocolate (I used 75%)
Method:

1. Melt the oil and leave to cool.

2. Mix the spelt flour, oats,baking powder, baking soda and the Himalayan pink salt in a large mixing bowl.

3. Mash the banana with your hands into the dry mixture .

4. Whisk in the melted oil and sugar until the mixture is well combined.


5. Add the almond milk into the mixture and stir until all mixed well.

6. Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces and fold it into the mixture.

7. Pour the batter into a well coconut oil greased tin and place in a pre heated oven (175c) for 35-40 minutes or until the bread is a deep golden brown in colour.

 

My verdict:

This is this first time I’ve made bread and I wasn’t too sure how it would pan out (pardon the pun!) but it’s nice,light and fluffy (due to the spelt flour). The sweetness of the bananas is balanced by the richness of the dark chocolate so it has a nice unique taste.

This bread will last up to 3 days in an airtight container and can be served on its own or with almond butter or nutella for an extra kick if required.

8.  Enjoy 🙂


Have a go and let me know how you get on.

Stay holistic 🙂

Catherine
P.s Have a look at some other recipes that I have here and email me here if there are any that you would like me to try out.

My Super Seedy Flapjacks

My Super Seedy Flapjacks

Sunday afternoons in my house are about doing a bit of food preparation for the week ahead.  So I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out this recipe I found during the week.

Ingredients: 

150g unsalted butter

125g brown sugar

3 tablespoons of golden syrup

Lemon juice

75g seasame seeds

50g sunflower seeds

50g pumpkin seeds

200g porridge oats

Method:

  1. Cut the butter into squares and melt it with the maple syrup, lemon juice and sugar over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved.


2. Remove from the heat and mix in all the seeds and oats together until all the oats are covered with the liquid.


3. Prepare a baking tin with grease proof paper and spoon the mixture into it. Using the base of the spoon, press the mixture into the tin to pack it together.

 

4. Bake in a preheated oven (160C) for 20-25 minutes to until it’s golden around the edges.

 

5. Remove and let it cool (which will allow it to harden a bit so don’t panic if it’s still about soft after the bake) 😀 .

6. Melt some chocolate and spread over the flapjacks and leave to set. This step is completely optional and I do it on one side only so that I have a nice mixture of flapjacks.


7. Cut into sizes of choice and store in an airtight container.

8. Enjoy 🙂

My verdict:

This recipe is easy to make and once in a air tight container and stored in the fridge can last up to 3 days.

Served best with a nice cool glass of milk as a snack but is also very handy during the week for a little bit of energy while on the go.


Have a go and let me know how you get on!

Stay holistic 😀

Catherine x

 

P.S. Have a look at some other recipes that I have made here. 🙂

Getting the best out of a treatment..

Getting the best out of a treatment..

Most people I know love a good Massage or session of Reflexology. From when they book it to when they have the treatment they are looking forward to that time (be it 30 minutes or a hour) of relaxation, of been able to close their eyes and switch the outside world off for a little while at least.

 


They trust that the therapist will help soothe away the worries and woes of the day and bring their bodies and minds back into sych again.

To help your therapist here are some of my gentle guidelines that will help you can get the most out of your treatments.
1. Arrive on time.

This shows respect for your therapist but also allows the therapist to give you the most of your time. If you are late, this time will be taken off your treatment and therefore you won’t get the full benefit of the experience.

2. Don’t arrive on a fully belly.

This is for your own comfort as your body will not be a receptive if it’s still working hard to digest and break down your most recent meal.
3. Communicate your wishes to your therapist.

Be this your first or your tenth treatment. Every day is different and your should never assume that your therapist knows how you are since your last treatment. Be open and honest with your therapist. It’s totally confidently and will benefit you and your treatment.


4. Breathe

Some people are nervous when they come for a treatment for the first time and they might not know what to expect. It’s importantly to note that all my treatments have positive benefits for your body and mind and they is no reason to be nervous so just breathe as normal and let the therapist do their thing.
5. Relax body and mind.

A treatment room environment should be one of peace and stillness. With the right music, lights and temperature, the right room should make you feel at ease from the minute you walk in to the minute you leave. While it makes no difference to the therapist or the treatment benefits if you talk throughout your treatment, a lot of people will automatically close their eyes and stop talking once they feel comfortable during their treatment.

6. Drink plenty of water afterwards.

Immediately after all my treatments I will give you a glass of water and recommend that you drink some more when you get home. This is very important as one of the main reasons is that water will help the kidneys and other organs remove and flush out any toxins that need to leave the body after a treatment.


7. Follow any recommendations afterwards.

This again is for your own benefit and will help prolong that relaxed feeling that you will get some the treatment. For example don’t exercise, don’t drive too far, don’t eat a heavy meal and try and go to bed early and drink plenty of water etc.
8. Ask questions

Remember this is your treatment and this is your time so please do ask your therapist questions before, during or after the treatment. I’m here to help and if I don’t know the answer I will endeavor to find out for you.

I hope these suggestions help you get the most out of your Massage or Reflexology session and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram for more information on my treatments.

Stay holistic 🙂
Catherine x