Reflexology and the
Living, Loving Woman
ninety-minute Reflexology Program by Ann Gillanders addresses
the health and lifestyle issues most
to women today. It provides self-help methods of health
improvement for women of all ages, from the youngest baby to the oldest
senior citizen. Ann's descriptions and detailed on-camera
demonstrations show her own proven techniques for treating a variety of
maintaining a high level of wellness through all the major stages of
life. Here you can learn Reflexology techniques and give relaxing,
treatments to patients,
family or friends TODAY.
new program has the same lush tropical seaside setting as her
video, shot on the island of Maui in
Hawaii. This time Ann has chosen a gorgeous botanical garden by
the bay in Sarasota, Florida.
Ann starts the program with a short review of Reflexology from the
standpoint, then moves right into
demonstrations of the methods she has found to be most effective for
her patients. Working with women and children from each major
age group, she gives details of the techniques she uses to treat
physical problems and promote overall good health.
Graphics appear on the screen to show the exact areas Ann is treating. Ann's
Fun Foot Facts and vignettes between demonstrations keep the
program moving quickly..
life of a woman even before birth, showing treatments that
promote fertility and conception.
important mental and physical preparations for both men and women, for
fulfilling experience of their lives. The treatments for infertility are
especially interesting because this is a growing problem
in the Western world.
Ann's holistic approach includes attention
to diet, emotional factors, physical fitness, awareness of harmful
environmental elements, and the balance, normalization and stimulation
of the hormonal system.
Next are Ann's
techniques for care during pregnancy, and on through childbirth.
She discusses breast feeding,
and treatments a new mother can give her baby when typical problems of
early development appear. She then talks about the special needs
of energetic toddlers moving
out and exploring the world, on through the stress on young children of leaving home to
start school. Ann shows ways to strengthen the immune system to
deal with infectious diseases,
and perhaps more important – ways
to stimulate the ability to learn.
problems of adolescent children through the teen years are in
the next part. Ann discusses the emotional turbulence, hormonal and
changes during puberty, and
the assault of junk foods. Reflexology methods for dealing with
specific problems of acne and
the onset of menstruation are
interest to teens and parents alike.
For the mature
woman, Ann discusses stress-related
conditions and their affect on body
and mind. Anxiety relief and
the problems of PMS top the
list. She talks about the effect of hormone-affecting contraceptives. She also
the common problems of endometriosis and cystitis.
later mature years, women face the transition of menopause and the attendant physical
and hormonal changes. Sleep pattern disturbances, hot flashes,
irritability, fluid retention, weight
gain, loss of confidence or self-esteem,
the changes in function of muscles and joints are all
addressed. Emotional stresses such as "empty nest syndrome" can
cause profound depression that
can be avoided or relieved. Likewise, osteoporosis and the pain of arthritis are both preventable and
treatable using Reflexology.
At the end of the program Ann shows how to do a complete Reflexology
treatment, used when treating all of these specific problems.
the Living, Loving Woman won the Cindy
Award in the Health, Fitness and Nutrition division,
presented by the
International Association of Audio Visual Communicators. Other
ABC, PBS, The Smithsonian, NASA, A&E Network, Merrill-Lynch, and
It also won the Telly
Health and Medicine. The Telly is one of the most prestigious
in the television industry, with awards also going to Disney, Universal
Studios, Warner Video, NBC and National Geographic.