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Coasting : Issue 11 May 2010
13 C F E 4 PLAY 3 PAY at KOOINDAH WATERS * Valid until 30th June 2010 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotion During May and June at Kooindah Waters, we are offering you the perfect excuse to play a round with friends. When four people play at Kooindah Waters during Ma and June, only three will pay! Bookings are essential. Monday - Thursday $59 Friday - Sunday $69 (including Public Holidays) Open to the public 7 days, Kooindah Blvd, Wyong, Central Coast Ph 4351 0700 or visit kooindahwaters.com.au For more information or to make a booking please contact the golf shop on 4351 0700 or book online at www.kooindahwatersgolf.com.au c8727539-6May www.coastingtoday.com.au G OASTING OASTING FEATURE EATURE SOOTHING HANDS: Gentle manipulation of the feet by a reflexologist is blissful, clients say. Picture by Aaron Brown. About Lyn Maher When a former work colleague and student of reflexology helped Lyn to experience the benefits of reflexology first hand, Lyn was drawn to learn more. She studied it at the Australian School of Reflexology and at the College of Natural Therapies, earning a Certificate IV in Natural Therapies (Reflexology) in 2005. She has been a professional member of the Reflexology Association of Australia since 2008. Lyn generally sees her Central Coast clients on Thursdays and Saturdays at the Love and Serendipity Community and Wellness Centre, on Mann Street, Gosford (phone 4322 9175 or go to www.loveandserendipity.com.au) at Gosford Regional Gallery, and at her rooms at Kariong. Phone 0400 365 952. A session costs $60 and generally runs for 45 minutes to an hour (30 minutes for children). she said. Other benefits include improved blood flo w, nerve energy supply and a "normalisation" of body functions, she said. Young and old Reflexology is suitable for all ages, Lyn said. Some hospitals offer reflexology for patients, while some nursing homes offer it for their elderly residents. Lyn said reflexology had proven useful in helping to manage a range of conditions, and had been successfully used to assist in the treatment of: • Pain relief; • Stress-related conditions; • Symptoms of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease; • Shock; • Asthma; • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); • Poor sleep patterns; • Neck and knee problems; and • Digestive disorders. Don't get me wrong Lyn said there were several common misconceptions about reflexology. "Reflexologists do not diagnose conditions, nor do they prescribe," she said. "Reflexology is a holistic approach which treats the whole body, not just one part." She said general practitioners (GPs) were "slowly coming around" to accepting the benefits of reflexology. "In Denmark they've been using reflexology in their hospitals for years. It's also become more popular in the US, England and Europe." Closer to home, maternity units in some Australian hospitals now offered reflexology for mums, she said. Sinuses Brain Eustachian Eye Ear Shoulder Lung Gall bladder Liver Venus circulation Ascending colon Intestines Appendix Ileocaecal valve Sciatic nerve Foot reflex Lower pelvic Rectum Bladder Ureter Kidneys Adrenals Pancreas Duodenum Stomach Diaphragm Solar plexus Heart Oesophagus/Trachea Thymus Upper chest Parathyroids Neck Occipital Pineal Pituitary Hypothalamus FOOT MAP: Reflexology is based on the idea that all parts of the body are connected, or reflected, by certain areas on the foot, hand, ears and face. FIRST HAND: Lyn Maher said reflexology had proven successful in reducing the pain of her sciatica. Picture by Aaron Brown.
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