My name is Sandra Hedges and I am a private complementary health therapist, offering individually tailored treatments, including lifestyle advice, with a focus on naturally promoting health, vitality and balance.
I am a registered Therapeutic Reflexologist, with qualifications in Complementary therapies, including massage & sports massage, energy kinesiology as well as a certified Hatha Yoga instructor.
If you have gone from excellent health, to sudden extreme physical derailment, leaving you in shock, and with lingering discomfort and confusion, I can sympathise! Have you had medical tests run, with no really helpful answers to the reasons or solutions to your crisis? Are you frustrated and exhausted, and just want to be back to your old self?
After a year of struggle myself, and much self-research and many different approaches to healing, I finally figured out the complex interactions of many contributing factors, which have given me clarification about my physical health. More importantly, it has expanded my mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, leading to greater direction with regards to my Life’s Purpose.
This is what I want to help you to uncover, through the process of a personal healing experience using natural healing techniques, and then delving deeply into emotional and spiritual aspects of your true self. In this way, you can understand the messages being relayed to you by your physical health challenges and learn to overcome obstacles in the way of you achieving your Life Purpose and Soul Intention.
Natural Therapists recognize that if you provide the body with the right conditions, it will heal itself. One of the key ways to do this is through diet.
The ultimate task of body cells is to convert nutrients into energy (Chi). This can only be achieved if we feed our cells a good quality, balanced diet.
The body, however, often shows imbalances related to nutrition. The presence of acidosis or alkalosis in the body indicates that a serious problem exists. One cause of these conditions includes poor diet. Both conditions can result in a number of ill effects on the body. By making appropriate adjustments to one’s diet, these imbalances can be corrected, as the body obtains the correct types and quality of nutrients in the correct proportions, in accordance with its pH and metabolic requirements.
What we eat influences the amount of Chi we receive to keep the meridians (energy pathways in the body), the five elements (association everything has with nature), and thus our body and mind in a healthy state. Dense food is likely to have energy vibrating at a low frequency, and so be stagnant and congest the meridians and unbalance the elements. Most food consumed today is man-made and contains high levels of non-digestible and non-biodegradable chemical additives, making it dense. Organically grown food, allowed to ripen before being picked, will contain essential nutrients for life, high vibrational energy, balanced sodium and potassium levels, and will be alkalizing as opposed to acid-forming.
The use of nutritional supplements can help to balance the diet, by supplying nutrients that are lacking in our food, but these supplements must be in a form that the cells recognize and can make use of. Medication and other chemical intake, including drugs and nicotine from cigarettes, generally interfere with natural body processes, and thus disrupt the flow of Chi, causing imbalances, which may manifest as side effects and other related complications.
‘We are what we eat’ is a common expression, and very true, at least with regards to the physical body. By fuelling our body with the nutrients it requires, it can function efficiently and ward off infections and illness. Existing ailments can be overcome using nutrition to support the body’s defense systems and strengthen its overall immunity.
Of course, a healthy lifestyle entails a balance of all aspects of life, including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
One of the biggest challenges we face in modern society is stress! Stimulants such as coffee, tea, cigarettes, refined sugar and alcohol aggravate emotional states, and should be used in moderation or avoided. Food intolerances should also be determined and removed from one’s diet. It is important also to not over-exert oneself physically; tired bodies need rest! Gentle, regular exercise (such as walking, jogging, swimming and Yoga, according to one’s capacity, and built up slowly over time) is best to prevent a sluggish body and mind. A balance between work and play is essential, as is ‘Me Time’, where one can relax and reboot and work on personal growth, which is key to finding and honouring one’s Truth, and thus achieving fulfilment and joy in life.
Emotional and mental stress should be identified, as it is important to learn more appropriate behavioural responses to them. Personal growth and discovery groups, meditation to quiet and focus the mind and access deeper levels of awareness, practices such as Tai Chi and Yoga to relax and harmonise the mind and body, Regression Therapy to unlock negative childhood patterns, connected breathing practices, Journaling, Tapping, massage to relax and soothe, Reflexology to balance and improve the flow of energy (Chi), and talking to a trusted friend or therapist can all help to release trauma and inappropriate belief patterns. For more deep-seated problems Psychotherapy, Energy Kinesiology and Past Life Regression Therapy can be invaluable to help heal and release old patterns. A Life Coach can be a major asset to helping keep you on track and accountable for lifestyle changes and achieving new goals.
Spiritual stress involves conflict between our Ego (Personality) and Higher Self, and as with all forms of stress, can manifest in physical disease. These stresses are a guiding force to the resolution of this conflict, and so all physical illness can be seen as a message about how we are out of tune with the Divine. Each symptom carries a very specific message and if we learn to listen to these messages and overcome the challenges they represent, we can attain a level of spiritual maturity that enables us to choose to forgive and love unconditionally, which ultimately heals all disease.