Reflexology can offer multiple benefits to both the mind and the body, but many of us are yet to try it, and in some cases know little about this ancient holistic therapy. Working to introduce and maintain a healthy balance to the mind and the body, there are various ways in which reflexology can help you. Read on to find out more…
Based on the principle that there are points on the hands, feet and ears that map out the nervous system and correspond to certain parts of the body, reflexology has long been used to increase energy, reduce stress and boost circulation. Through reflexology, when pressure is applied to these points it stimulates movement of energy along the nerve channels, working to restore balance in the whole body.
The human body is capable of self-healing, but things can become off balance and will need an extra helping hand. Well balanced energy levels are essential for our wellbeing both physically and mentally.
Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years, and over the years various studies have been carried out detailing the benefits involved with this age-old therapy. As an alternative therapy, reflexology is used to treat a wide variety of conditions and issues.
There are lots of benefits connected with reflexology, including stimulating nerve function, boosting circulation and energy and releasing toxins, to name a few!
Reflexology can work to improve nerve function. As we age our nerve endings become less sensitive in parts of our body. In a single session of reflexology 7,000 different nerve endings can be stimulated, increasing their function.
By aligning the functioning of various muscle systems and organs, reflexology can also increase the metabolism and energy levels. If you regularly feel low energy and sluggish, just one session of reflexology can leave you feeling revitalised.
One of the most well known benefits linked to reflexology is the improvement of circulation. Reflexology works to ensure that blood and oxygen are cycled through the body more efficiently, meaning that more oxygen reaches vital organ systems to optimise their function and health. This can also increase the metabolism as well as creating faster healing and re-growth of damaged cells.
Reflexology can also remove toxins for the body, and is said to be good for those who suffer from migraines and headaches, as well as providing benefits for those undergoing treatment for cancer, and can help women during pregnancy and menstruation.
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