When our body is functioning normally breathing is calm and regular so oxygen can flow delivering nutrients and lymph to help fight infection and disease. The impact of stress, anxiety and pain makes us tense our body and alter our posture. This hinders breathing and the flow of nutrient rich oxygen throughout the body. This can lead to disease…dis-ease – our bodies are literally ill at ease.
The feet are like a ‘map’ of the body with reflex points corresponding to different areas. Reflexology is the technique of stimulating those reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet using fingers and thumbs. Energy flow is stimulated and congestion is unblocked via the nervous system which is excellent for deep relaxation and relieving anxiety, tension and promoting good sleep. The reflexology treatment helps improve energy levels and vitality, restore balance and calm to the body and supports general health and well-being.
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy which means clients can use it alongside conventional healthcare treatments for a variety of health issues. It helps to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, blood flow and nerve responses. It can ease or alter a patient’s perception of pain, and support patients through periods of anxiety and fear, associated with their illness.
The empowering effect of reflexology can help clients cope with their condition and its associated symptoms and help prevent conditions or symptoms from escalating.