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Charley Horse is the Worst!

Reflexology Relief for the Dreaded Charley Horse! One of the worst ways to have your sound sleep interrupted is being jolted awake by the excruciating pain of the muscles in your feet or legs locking up and cramping. We commonly refer to this agony as getting a "Charley Horse" and it's caused by muscle spasms, involuntary contractions of one or more muscles.

In addition to the foot and calf muscles, other muscles prone to spasms include the front and back of the thigh, arms, abdomen, and muscles along the rib cage. These cramps are devious and typically get you when you are drifting off to sleep, waking up, or exercising. 

While the origin of the term Charley Horse is somewhat of a mystery - it might come from informal American sporting talk dating back to the 1880s - the reasons for this cramping are known and include*:   

  • Poor blood circulation in the legs
  • Overexertion of the calf muscles while exercising
  • Insufficient stretching before exercise
  • Magnesium and/or potassium deficiency
  • Calcium deficiency in pregnant women
  • Malfunctioning nerves, which could be caused by a problem such as spinal cord injury or pinched nerve in the neck or back
  • Muscle cramps can also occur as a side effect of some drugs
  • Exercising in the heat
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Dehydration

    * Please note that if you experience cramps frequently or for no apparent reason, you should speak to your doctor. They could signal a medical problem that requires treatment. 

To schedule an appointment, please call Karen at 404-316-3012 or email karenlovesfeet@gmail.com. 

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Aches & Pains with Ginger & Black Pepper

The properties of the oils in this blend may contribute to: 

  • Improved Circulation
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Respiratory Support
  • Relief of Arthritic Pains and Muscle Spasms
  • Relief of Muscular Aches and Pains
  • Relief of Muscle Stiffness
  • Rejuvenation of Tired, Aching Limbs

To further enhance the benefits of your Reflexology, add Aches & Pains, or any essential oil blend, to your next Reflexology Session for just $5 additional. Or, purchase your own 10ml take-home bottle for just $10.

Please place your order prior to your reflexology appointment to ensure availability! 

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Contact Details

 

If you are interested in booking an appointment, please contact:

  

Karen Isgur

Certified Reflexologist

404-316-3012

karenlovesfeet@gmail.com

Andover, MA