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Plantar fasciitis - an overview

Here in Vermont, it is truly starting to feel like spring. Buds are appearing on the trees, the first hints of green are peeking out of the garden soil, and birds are winging their way northward in anticipation of summer. For many of us, springtime brings a shift in outdoor activities as we swap out snowshoes for running shoes and hiking boots, and gear up for biking as the skis are put away for the season. These opportunities for fun and adventure can sometimes lead to injury and pain, which can limit enjoyment in the outdoors and even make basic tasks difficult or impossible.

One of the most common complaints that prompts clients to schedule a reflexology session is plantar fasciitis. In this three-part blog series, let’s take a look at what plantar fasciitis is, common causes, and options for prevention and getting back on your feet when dealing with plantar fasciitis.

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Melanie Giangreco
Celebrating the Wisdom of Clients During Women's History Month

It is midway through March, Women’s History Month, 2019. As the Spring Equinox approaches I am reflecting on some of the best life lessons about balance that reflexology clients have shared or inspired. While many of the clients I am honored and delighted to work with are women, Mpath is welcoming of clients of all genders, gender identities, and orientations. The clients who have inspired this post are changemakers, entrepreneurs, community leaders, moms, grandmothers, and aunties. Most importantly, they are kind. They give their all to their families, friends, and communities and it is a joy to celebrate and support their continued work in making this world a gentler and more just place.

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Melanie Giangreco
3 Reasons Why Reflexology is an Excellent Option for Self-care

Google the phrase “self-care” and you will get upwards of 2.7 billion search results. It is a term touted by everyone from Oprah to business and science leaders as a way to be healthier, be more productive, and create a sustainable lifestyle. However, many “self-care” practices and techniques are expensive, require special equipment, are fads that soon die out, or are even downright dangerous. In contrast, reflexology self-care techniques are simple and cost-effective, time-tested, and safe.

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Melanie Giangreco