FAQ – Frequently asked questions which may help with any queries you have on Reflexology.
What is Reflexology?
Practitioners understand that health problems stem from blockages in these energy channels. The purpose of the massage is to unblock the channels and restart the flow of energy so that natural healing can occur. This natural healing process has many proven benefits. As a preventative therapy, reflexology works on the thousands of nerve endings in the feet, thereby stimulating the central nervous system.
Who can benefit from Holistic Reflexology
It is suitable for all ages, and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Reflexology has been shown to:
• Reduce stress
• Improve your immunity
• Detoxify the body
• Balance your hormones
• Stimulate the body’s self healing
Reflexology can assist in conditions such as
• Stress related problems
• Pre-conception & Pregnancy
• Menstrual disorders (PMS, Hormonal Disorders)
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Ovarian Cysts)
• Digestive disorders (Heartburn, IBS, Hiatus Hernia, Constipation)
• Back Pain and Sciatica
• Headaches and Migraine
• Improves focus
• Sleep problems (Insomnia)
• Thyroid Imbalance
• Blood Pressure
• Asthma and Hayfever
• General Aches and Pains (Shoulders, Neck, Knees, Hips, Back)
• Joint pain/Arthritis
• Helps during Convalescence
• Urinary and Kidney infections
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Whether you suffer from insomnia, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, the root of many health problems can be linked to stress. Stress can be caused by our own hectic lifestyle, emotional, physical or environmental factors, it is almost completely unavoidable. Stress can be damaging to the body and mind. Under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology counteracts the effects of stress by promoting relaxation and bringing balance to the body.
Many factors can cause muscle tension, too much time sitting in one position, lifting heavy objects, working out with weights or emotional problems are just a few. Whatever the source, when muscles become tense and over stressed the energy in our body is thrown out of balance. The nerve pathways which connect muscles to the rest of the body become congested. This can result in pain, fatigue, irritability or even more stress. Reflexology stimulates nerve endings in the feet to release the energy, relax muscles and restore physical harmony.
All the body’s systems need good blood circulation in order to function well. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes waste products and toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow, causing it to become sluggish. This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived; the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer. Reflexology keeps the body’s circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.
Detoxify and Cleanse
Riding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. When the lymphatic, urinary or intestinal systems become blocked due to a build up of toxins and waste the energy in the body stagnates. This may cause you to feel bloated, lethargic or even sick. Reflexology can release these blockages, helping your body to “let go” and eliminate toxins and waste, cleansing the body of all impurities. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance.
Balance is vital for a healthy body, mind and spirit. To maintain a state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology is vital to sustain balance in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body, leaving all the systems of the body functioning fully, and in their natural equilibrium.