Reflexology: boost your health

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Reflexology is different from massage therapy as it targets specific points on the hands and feet with the aim of hitting a certain point. Anybody can receive reflexology treatment, as it is an unobtrusive, simple treatment.

The aim of reflexology works to reduce tension and stress in the body.

The benefits:

Reflexology can help to boost energy levels, improve circulation and stimulate nerve function. It is also popular for its effectiveness for preventing migraines and relieving pain.

Stress is a common cause of many health problems. When the body and mind is stressed, it starts to lose normal function. Reflexology can help to relax the muscles and in turn, reduce stress and the related-symptoms.

Many people believe reflexology can help realign the muscular and digestive systems and as a result, boost metabolism. With an increased metabolism, the body will be able to function more efficiently with more energy.

A more notable benefit of reflexology is an increase in circulation. Through reflexology, more oxygen can flow through the body, enhancing muscle and organ function.

If you are experiencing regular migraines or other bodily aches and pains, reflexology can be beneficial. Reflexology can target pain by reducing muscle stress. When reflexology reduces stress in the body; it relieves tension and can enhance your overall well-being. Not only is reflexology a physical treatment, but it can also treat psychological symptoms.

If you’re in a bit of a low mood, try this at-home reflexology technique for a quick boost:

Massage your big toes on both feet; focus on the widest part of the toe. Massage each toe for 2-3 minutes and you will start to notice your mood improving. (This works because the points on your big toes are linked with your pituitary gland and hypothalamus).

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Ellen Hoggard

Written by Ellen Hoggard

Ellen is the Content Manager for Memiah and writer for Therapy Directory and Happiful magazine.

Written by Ellen Hoggard

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