How Reflexology benefits
Reflexology returns the body back to a state of natural balance. It aims to;
Reflexology helps to relax the digestive system thereby helping it to function better. IBS, constipation and acid reflux are common digestive issues. Stress can cause all sorts of malfunctions in the digestive system and by stimulating the digestive system this also helps all other organs to relax and work in harmony with each other, increasing blood circulation and setting off a healing response.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
PMS - Pre-menstrual stress syndrome can be a very distressing monthly occurence. It can cause mood swings, irritability, depression, headaches, breast tenderness, fluid retention, anger.
Reflexology can help to soothe pain, abdominal cramps and brings the body back into balance.
Allergies & Skin problems
The body has an allergic reaction to antigens (pollen, dust, animal hair). Reflexology helps to calm the body and reduce the inflammation which has been caused by the body releasing huge amounts of histamines (sneezing, wheezing etc).
I believe skin conditions such as eczema and also acne can have a lot to do with the health of the gut. People who suffer with eczema can have more porous gut linings (leaky gut), and when proteins get into the blood stream they are eliminated through the skin.
Reflexology can help to improve the circulation and lymphatic system (encouraging the elimination of toxins in the blood) and sends them through the excretory system. A healthy diet and eliminating processed foods, sugar and sweets from the diet are extremely beneficial.
Reflexology can support a large number of clients with painful conditions. Shoulder/neck/back pain, sciatica, stiffness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and whiplash are just some of the conditions that Reflexology can help with, reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the painful area, helping with pain relief.
Reflexology encourages the production of endorphines which are our body's natural production of pain relief.
A wonderful treatment for stress, bringing the body, mind and spirit back into balance.
When we are stressed our bodies release stress hormones, namely cortisol and adrenaline. Our heart rate increases, blood pressure rises, and our senses are heightened. Living in this constant state can take its toll. It can lead on to a weakened immune system, insomnia, anxiety or digestive problems. Reflexology can help to reduce stress by rebalancing the hormones, boost the immune system and bring the body back into balance.
Stress and anxiety can make it difficult to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Sleep problems can also occur due to jet lag, health conditions, medications and the menopause. Reflexology helps to balance the release of hormone, melatonin, which is the hormone responsible for our sleep patterns.
Reflexology aims to bring the body back into balance, reducing stress levels, relieving anxiety and promoting a feeling of well-being.