Stress, anxiety and tension can take a toll on your health and cause you to feel overwhelmed, tired, and sick. You’ll be less productive, happy and motivated to face everyday challenges, but with reflexology, you can reverse the effects and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Reflexology is the act of applying pressure to different points on a person’s feet, hands, face or ears to eliminate stress and tension throughout the body. Reflexology can help with:
- Stress relief
- Anxiety release
- Improved sleep patterns
- Improved health
- Improved quality of life
Reduced Stress and Anxiety
Many people work long hours in unconducive conditions, leading to high levels of stress, anxiety, and tension. Such conditions are not healthy for the body or mind.
Reflexology can reduce these effects by stimulating all the nerve endings in your feet and hands that connect with every part of your body through reflex points. When a therapist applies pressure to the reflex points, endorphins are released, reducing stress and tension.
Improved Blood Circulation
Your body needs nutrients and enough oxygen to function correctly, and without adequate blood circulation, body cells will weaken or die. Reflexology increases blood circulation by applying pressure to specific reflex points on the body, prompting them to work better.
In simple terms, increased circulation means more oxygen to the cells leading to better health. You’ll be physically fit when there is improved blood circulation, eliminating toxins.
Improved Immune Function
Your immune system is your body’s natural defence against stress, pain and sickness. Reflexology can help improve your immune system’s function by supporting its normal operations and preventing any further decline in cell activity.
Through reflexology, your body gets enough nutrients, including oxygen, to stay healthy, fighting off ailments. Also, toxins don’t build up in the system, and wounds heal faster because the cells can readily access the nutrients needed to rebuild.
Reduced Instances of Headaches and Migraines
Most headaches and migraines are a result of stress and tension. Reflexology can help reduce the frequency of these headaches by releasing stress and anxiety in your body, decreasing their occurrence. You’ll also sleep better and minimise muscle tension which can also cause migraines. Even when you have a headache, having a reflexology treatment can reduce or eliminate the pain.
Better Brain Function
Your brain needs a sufficient and consistent supply of oxygen to function. Note that the brain is connected to every part and function in your body, and when neurotransmitters are not working correctly, it takes longer for the brain to receive and decode information.
It means that you’ll be slower when making decisions or carrying out tasks. Reflexology can help unclog neural pathways and enhance blood circulation to the brain. The mind is clearer and more focused, leading to better cognitive function.
Strengthened Nervous System
Reflexology also works on your autonomic nervous system that regulates bodily functions like heart rate, breathing, digestion and urination. The treatment restores balance by regulating these systems and increasing the oxygenation of all cells in the body.
Reflexology treatment can help pregnant women have a less challenging pregnancy and delivery. You’ll feel less tired and sleep better after the treatment. Note that children, too, can benefit from reflexology.
As you’ll find out, there are many benefits of reflexology treatment when carried out by an expert.