Why you should try reflexology

Why you need reflexology

Reflexology is an unobtrusive, simple treatment that targets specific points on the body to reduce tension and stress.

The therapy can help improve circulation, stimulate nerve function and boost energy levels. Reflexology is also a popular treatment for people seeking pain relief.

  • Reflexology is effective in promoting relaxation; it is popular among those who do not necessarily have time to relax in their daily life.
  • Reflexology is a holistic therapy. It works to balance the whole body and help it work effectively to repair, recover and prevent disease.
  • Reflexology is a great way to relieve tension in the body.
  • The therapy is known to help improve circulation in the body, in particular the legs and feet.
  • Reflexology can help the body detoxify; it is often recommended you drink plenty of water after a session to flush out the toxins.
  • It can give the immune system a boost by jump-starting the body’s ability to self-heal.
  • Reflexology is deeply relaxing and is therefore effective in improving sleep. Many people report having an improved sleeping pattern after treatment.
  • While reflexology is a physical therapy, it can also affect a person emotionally. By allowing yourself to experience an hour-long session, your mind is able to calm and slow down.
  • It is common for people to report feeling sluggish – this is often your body giving you a sign that it could be working better. The balancing effect of reflexology means that you will often feel re-energised and re-vitalised after a session.

Practise at home:

If you are suffering from a headache, a quick at-home session of reflexology can help to relieve the pain. To do this, you need to focus on the bottom of the foot. If you want to relax the neck, massage the big toe gently, rolling in circular motions. To target the nerves connected with the head, you will need to increase the pressure when reaching the tips of each toe.

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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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