Patricia Lavelle MAR FHP CNHC Foot Health Treatments, Holistic Foot Therapies & Reflexology for Dumfries & Galloway

Welcome to Minding Feet

Minding Feet - a whole solution approach - minding the reason for preventative care.

As a Practitioner who has devoted a lot of time to treating sore feet, uncomfortable health and broken hearts Patricia, has become acutely attuned to the relationships between painful feet and discomfort on other places of the body.

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Problems and Discomfort

Feet tell a much bigger story:
Your feet and lower limbs are often a critical factor in developing or avoiding non communicable health diseases elsewhere in your body. Even if it doesn't immediately seem connected to foot health, the link is real. Think obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a range of other conditions.

You may be surprised at the link between your feet, and the health of your entire body! By understanding the impact of your feet and legs on your health, you can be more physically active, and improve your health. And nothing is more important than that!

  • Your health relates to how your feet are feeling

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    Education and Learning

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.” “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.

    Learn Share Reflexology - on a one-to-one or small group to be free to then share reflexology techniques with friends and family or add to your own treatments or sessions.
    Castle Douglas and Dumfries

    Foot Health Care appointments

    You may be experiencing foot pain, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or arthritis, recurrent tripping or falling, problems fitting comfortably in your regular shoes; or if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs.

    It is a common misconception that painful feet are a normal side effect from everyday activities. Yet research shows that only a fraction of individuals suffering from sore feet seek out professional advice.

    Just as you would visit your dentist for a toothache, you would be well advised to visit a foot health practitioner if you suffer from painful or tired feet and/or lower limbs.

    Clinic appointments are available - Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

    Foot Health Treatments Castle Douglas

  • Toenail cutting and correction
  • Corns and hard skin removal
  • Treatment of athlete's foot and fungal infections
  • Ingrowing toenail management and prevention
  • Diabetic foot health assessment and monitoring
  • Bunion pain relief and care
  • Verruca, treatment
  • Treatment of foot pain
  • Swollen feet and toe tension treatment
  • General Foot Health Care

    Feet are a work of art! Or at least Leonardo Da Vinci thought so when he said, ‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Did you know that your foot contains 28 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and 250,000 sweat glands? Your feet support your entire body and need to work well for you to be active and healthy.
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    Diabetic Foot Clinic

    Feet are often the first place to show such diabetic-related symptoms. This is why it is so important to pay attention to any such changes in your feet if you have diabetes.

    Dr. Ivan Pavlov found practically any stimulus can act as a conditioning stimulus to produce a conditioned response.
    In 1904 he was awarded the Nobel prize for his discovery of the secretory nerves of the pancreas. Do you know which hormone the pancreas releases? this hormone is the number one towards the cure for diabetes.
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    Welcome. verrucca

    Verruca - MacGyver Cure

    It's the MacGyver cure - strapping a piece of tape to get rid of warts. In fact, a new study finds it's just as effective as those liquid nitrogen treatments, which upset many children.

    "The use of tape appears promising as a safe and nonthreatening treatment for children and adults, writes lead author Dean R Focht III, MD, a pediatric resercher with the Madigan Army Medical Centre in Tacoma, Washington.

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    Plantar Fasciitis Relief

    What is plantar fasciitis?
    Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a piece of strong, thick tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the arch of the foot.

    Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and can develop as a result of overstretching, overuse or a medical condition.

    Plantar fasciitis is often associated with a heel spur, a spike of bone poking out from the heel bone, although many people have heel spurs without any pain.

    When to make an appointment for Reflexology ?

    You may be experiencing difficulties in life and you just don't feel right...
    Why? What? When?
    How have you got to where you are and what changes may you or would, you need to make to feel healthy, balanced and transformed!

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    Welcome. reflexology

    Reflexology Castle Douglas & Dumfries

    The feet are a microcosm of the whole body. This holistic treatment involves massaging specific acupressure points on the feet, which helps stimulate energy and circulation, thus supporting the body's own natural healing process.

    Reflexology is suitable for all ages and a wide range of conditions. By encouraging the elimination of toxins from the body, improving circulation and boosting the immune system, reflexology helps to normalise the bodies functions, easing or totally eradicating the symptoms of any number of ailments.

    Arthritis, migraines, sleep problems, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, bladder issues, stress and anxiety are just a few conditions that Reflexology has shown to be particularly helpful.
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    Kneipping Therapy

    Neipping Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that increases blood circulation and metabolism to injured tissue. This accelerates the body’s natural healing process by increasing cell generation.

    Since 1891 'It is commonly also known as “Kneipping” or “Kneipp Cure”. The principle of a Kneipp Therapy is based on hot and cold showers, rinses, baths, and compresses. The interplay of hot and cold water on the skin, widens the arteries, stimulates blood flow and the metabolic system and strengthens the immune system
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

    Conditions that Kneipping Therapy can benefit include

  • Plantar heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior heel pain
  • Insertional Achilles tendonopathy
  • Bunion Pain
  • Foot Pain

  • Sleep Clinic

    These days, many people are feeling the effects of an energy crisis. Not within our environment but one within our own body.
    Your sleep cycles are approximately 70 to 100 minutes each cycling through phases of REM - non REM sleep, plus all of the steps in between.
    Each phase is correlated with specific regeneration or detoxification of cells and organs throughout your body.
    Unstable blood sugar levels?
    It doesn't matter how much time you spend in bed if your sleep cycles are not healthy. Disrupted REM sleep, for example has been found to be associated with irritability and difficulty concentrating.
    Magnesium contributes to healthy nerves
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

    Welcome. FOOT SOAK

    Epsom Salt Foot Soak

    Under American Private Healthcare

    - Reflexology is recognised as an independent Complementary and Alternative Modality by the National Institutes of Health and by the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Commission had heard and read the testimonies of over 700 individuals and organisations, including attestation from the Reflexology Association of America. It is of note that Reflexology is one of the top sixteen CAM services in hospitals according to the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey by the American Hospital Association.

    We are 100% energy

    Doing reflexology isn't simply picking up a foot and working on it. The body structure not only represents the physical body but also the spirit of the body. In the soles of the feet is reflected the spirit of the individual.

    Find my reflexology registration with the AoR

    Patricia Lavelle MAR, Reflexologist, Dumfries and Galloway
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

    Benefits of copper Foot Therapy Massage

    Physical and mental benefits includes relax tired feet, improve blood circulation, increase strength and stamina, enhance joints, lower pitta, help internal organs, induce sound sleep, calms the body, restore energy and reduce stress, anxiety, depression.


    Foot Care in Peking c. 1870

    Evidence of reflexology was actually labeled by the Scottish photographer, John Thompson who took a picture in Peking, in his book Illustrations of China and Its People (published in 1873-74), as being the practice of chiropody.

    Welcome. MAX Meditation

    Max Meditation

    The key to developing a successful Meditation practice is finding the right fit for you. In order to figure out what kind of meditation works best for you, you’ll have to put a few types of meditation to the test and try several tools so you can choose the practice that feels the most comfortable.

    Significant benefits have been found for many health conditions, including heart disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic pain, cancer, and immunity. Because meditation is a low-cost intervention with no side-effects, it shows promise for relief of a wide range of societal and health problem
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    Find the Goodness In Every Moment, Even The Ones You Don’t Like


    Exercising the Mind and Feet!

    I offer a range of gentle Exercise programmes for all abilities. These are for you if you are looking to

  • Manage your weight
  • Eliminate muscle and joint stiffness
  • Improve flexibility and balance
  • Improve your mood and concentration
  • Reduce pain
  • Sleep better
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  • Living Mind Tool Box

    I offer workshops Living Mind Tool Box and one-to-ones to help you develop a healthy mind and to improve your thought processes to have a happy, positive life.

    Thank you for visiting MindingFeet

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