Welcome to MindingFeet!
Patricia Lavelle MindingFeet , Castle Douglas helps people from all walks of life feel better from the feet up.
Her clinics have been established for over 12 years, and she prides herself on her loyal clientele, raving word-of-mouth referrals, and expert knowledge from across the globe, Patricia has been trained and practices to the highest standard
The moment you step into Patricia's clinic, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. From her attentive customer care, to her tranquil treatment room you and your wellbeing are at the heart of everything she does.
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!
They 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.
They 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.
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.
Foot Pain, Foot Health Care, Castle Douglas
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
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Conditions that Kneipping Therapy can benefit include
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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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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.
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Patricia Lavelle MAR, Reflexologist, Dumfries and Galloway
When Should You Make An Appointment?
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 should visit a foot health practitioner if you suffer from painful or tired feet and/or lower limbs.
Mobile Service, Home Visits or Clinic appointments are available - Kirkcudbrightshire
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.
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
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
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Living Mind Tool Box
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