When was the last time you felt able to truly relax? For most people, it tends to be when they are on holiday... But there’s no need to wait for holiday time to come around again, when a reflexology session could help you escape for an hour of bliss in your busy life.
Perhaps you suffer from a health complaint that has not been resolved by conventional medical treatment or have learned to live with niggling problems because you feel nothing more can be done... If you’d like to take back some responsibility for your own health, why not see whether reflexology could make a difference?
Like all holistic therapies, reflexology cannot claim to cure, but works by encouraging the body to heal itself. The following are just some of the health conditions that may respond well to this calming holistic therapy:
- panic attacks
- menopausal symptoms
- asthma and sinus problems
- back pain
- muscular pain
- high blood pressure
- digestive disorders, including IBS
- headaches and migraine
- menstruation problems, including PMS
- skin conditions, including psoriasis
Stress and anxiety
Stress is an unfortunate result of today's fast-paced way of life. You may feel like you are being pulled in many different directions and have to juggle work commitments with family responsibilities. If you are suffering the effects of stress you are probably unaware of how this could be affecting you in the longer term. Unresolved stress can manifest and may show up later in the form of panic attacks, IBS and skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.
The first step in trying to eliminate stress from your life is to ensure you make time for yourself. Scheduling some regular reflexology sessions enables you to do this and you should find them an enjoyable way to switch off and relax. The sense of wellbeing after each reflexology session may last for several days and may make a big difference to the way you are feeling. Many clients have continued to come along for regular reflexology sessions even though their initial health issue has been resolved.
Menopause and hormonal changes
Are you experiencing three or more of the following symptoms?
If you are in your forties, you may have entered perimenopause, which can occur up to five years before menopause - when periods stop completely. You should first see your GP, who may recommend blood tests to check your hormone levels and rule out anything else. If tests confirm that you have entered perimenopause, you may be offered HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy).
If you are looking for an alternative to HRT, reflexology may be able to help balance hormones in a natural way. Treatment sessions are a pampering and pleasurable experience, promoting relaxation at the deepest level and have also been shown to improve low mood.
Clients have told me that they feel better, have more confidence and seem to have more energy, since undergoing a course of reflexology.
If you are wondering whether reflexology may be able to help with your particular health complaint, please get in touch here or call me on 07794 893625 .
(1) A.J. McVicar et al. "Evaluation of anxiety, salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion following reflexology treatment: A pilot study in healthy individuals". Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2007 VOL 13;NUMBER3, pages 137-145