The benefits of having regular reflexology are endless and having regular sessions of this gentle, subtle therapy, can have a signifcant positive influence on the general health of the body. Reflexoloyg is worked mainly on the feet and lower leg but can also be carried out on the hands too,
Benefits of having regular reflexology include promoting a sense of well-being and calming the mind which in turn can help reduce signs of anxiety and depression. It can help relieve headaches and migraines, in fact general aches and pains can be greatly reduced including the pain experienced when suffering from arthritis ( both rheumatoid and osteo). Insomniacs report restful and longer sleep patterns where once was disturbed and endless awakening at night.
Other benefits of having regular reflexology are lowering the blood pressure which is a common risk of heart disease and improving blood circulation to the vital organs of the body. This, in turn, results in improved rate of healing and stronger immune system. Energy levels are increased if sluggish but by the same token if someone is hyper with lots of excess nervous energy they can be calmed and soothed.
Some oncologists are great advocates for their patients receiving complementary therapies during treatment for cancer and it is known that the benefits of having regular reflexology include reducing the symptoms caused by chemotherapy including nausea, pain, constipation and diarrhoea along with helping with sleep and reducing anxiety.
I have had excellent results with a diabetic client who reports a lower blood sugar reading the morning after having reflexology and this is maintained over the next few days with no change to her general diet, just the session with me.
Reflexology attempts to put the body in to balance, homeostasis, so that everything is working at its optimum level, not too fast or too slow, but functioning at the level that helps achieve its goal.
My role as a Reflexologist is to work over the feet with the reflexology routine looking for the areas of imbalance in the feet. The entire body is mapped out on the feet and by working literally from top to toe the body is put back in to balance. It does not diagnose or cure and always the language used when explaining these imbalances is careful so as not to cause the client undue anxiety that they have something “wrong” with them. Reflexology is a sensitive therapy that can pick up current issues and past issues, it does not mean there are any major problems and may relate to a physical or an emotional imbalance in the body.
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