Harriet J., Newport
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 to this calming treatment:
- Panic attacks
- Perimonopausal symptoms
- Sinus problems
- Back pain
- Muscular pain
- High blood pressure
- Digestive disorders, including IBS
- Headaches and migraine
- Menstrual problems, including PMS
- Skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema
Samantha J., Whittlesford
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 in the body later, in the form of panic attacks, or digestive problems, such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and in skin conditions, such as 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 will enable you to do this and you’ll find them an enjoyable way to ‘switch off’ and relax.
The enhanced sense of wellbeing you experience after each session may last for several days and could make a big difference to the way you feel...
Many of my clients love their sessions and continue to come along for regular monthly treatments - even though the health issue they initially attended for has been resolved.
(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
Lucy K., Ashdon
Menopause and hormonal changes
Are you experiencing three or more of the following symptoms?
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings
- Feeling tired all the time
- Loss of libido
- Irregular or heavy periods
If so (and you are in your forties), you may have entered perimenopause (or pre-menopause) which can occur several years before menopause - when your periods cease completely (defined as not having a menstrual bleed for 12 months).
If symptoms are troubling you, please see your GP, who may recommend blood tests to check your hormone levels and rule out anything else. Should test results confirm that your hormone levels are dropping, you may be offered HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) - a synthetic substitute to boost dwindling oestrogen levels.
If you’d like to consider a more natural way to balance your hormones, why not give reflexology a try?
Treatment sessions are a pampering and pleasurable experience, promoting relaxation at the deepest level and have also been shown to improve low mood.
Clients undertaking a course of treatment sessions have told me that they feel better, have more confidence and have gained more energy, since starting their sessions.
Emma W., Saffron Walden
If you are wondering whether reflexology may be able to help with your particular health complaint, please get in touch here .