Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe but is based on the principle that there are points on the feet that relate to all of the organs, system and glands of the body.Is Reflexology for you?
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe but is based on the principle that there are points on the feet that relate to all of the organs, systems, and glands of the body. When stimulating these points by using specific finger and thumb techniques, the body’s own natural healing process is activated. The body starts to clear blockages allowing it to regain balance, resulting in better health and ultimately, homeostasis.
Homeostasis is the ability of your body to find and maintain a state of equilibrium of stability.
There are many different styles and approaches used in reflexology; however the basic principle is constant. Subtle yet powerful, it is becoming increasingly popular in the world of complementary therapies.
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Why try Reflexology?
This holistic treatment may help to facilitate more vital energy, reduce stress, and boost the immune system. Also, it may reduce symptoms of illnesses such as digestive problems, back pain, migraines and headaches, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalances. It may be useful in pain management, beneficial to pregnant women and also during a detox. The treatment can be pleasurable and extremely relaxing to receive, as well as invigorating and energizing.
It is a safe, natural therapy that can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care.
Helping with Stress
Stress is almost unavoidable in modern society. Previously people lived a less intensive lives and followed their internal clock more closely. In recent decades the pace of life has accelerated dramatically and most of us experience our days as an emergency situation, which requires continuous action and no rest. Since there is less time for rest and leisure, we move more and more away from ourselves and become more and more stressed.
Many health problems can stem from stress, and under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology may counteract the effects of stress by calming the nervous system, promoting relaxation, and bringing balance to the body.
Reflexology also works to balance the endocrine system and moderate the cortisol-producing adrenal gland which is known to typically go into overdrive during stressful periods. Balancing the adrenal gland can take you out of that lethargic and de-motivated feeling or can help to calm you if you are still under the influence of high-stress.
The systems of the body need good blood circulation in order to function well. Our blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and also removes waste products and toxins. Sluggish circulation can cause oxygen-deprivation in the tissue and this can lead to lowered energy and dysfunction.
The aim of the treatment is to keep the body’s circulation flowing smoothly in order to restore blood flow and increased function.
Detoxify and Cleanse
Ridding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. A reflexology treatment aims to increase circulatory and lymphatic movement to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your body on a cellular level. This, in turn, leads to greater energy. Increasing circulatory and lymphatic movement also speeds up the exit of unwanted substances in the body from the appropriate organs. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance. Drinking lots of water is essential to help support this process.