Reflexology: What is it and why would I benefit?

Are you stressed in need of deep relaxation, recovering from a painful injury and need relief, or does your overall well-being need a positive boost? Maybe it’s time to take reflexology treatment into consideration.

What is Reflexology?

In simple terms, reflexology is holistic treatment based on the principle that various pressure points on the feet, lower leg, hands face or ears correspond with different parts of your body. When pressure is applied to these areas the stimulating movement along the nerve channels helps to restore balance (homeostasis) and well-being to the whole body.

Who has Reflexology treatment?

Reflexology treatment can be received by anyone of any age, from children to the elderly. However, as there are some circumstances where the treatment isn’t suitable, the best thing to do is to give your local reflexologist a call to discuss in more detail.

Reasons to have Reflexology treatment:

It’s safe to say that our modern day society is increasingly demanding and stressful, whether you’re suffering from work related stress, family struggles, or recovering from a serious medical condition.  Reflexology can be a great way to mitigate daily stresses and help to maintain good health and positive well-being. It is important to remember that reflexology is a holistic complementary therapy and therefore should be used in conjunction with medical care. Here are additional reasons to have reflexology.

Uses of reflexology also extend to post-operative or comforting care. It is a popular therapy among cancer patients who find it helpful for relaxation, and boosting general well-being.

How you feel post Reflexology treatment:

After treatment, the majority of people feel calm, relaxed and even sleepy. Occasionally patients have been known to feel emotional, tearful and sometimes nauseous afterwards. These reactions caused by reflexology are common among patients especially after the first few times you try the treatment. Yet it can also be a part of the healing process, so there is no need to be alarmed if these negative reactions happen frequently. It is completely normal and shows positive signs the treatment is working.

You can also read about find out more on the history of reflexology treatment, to discover where it all started.


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