Question: I’m currently suffering poor energy levels and high stress levels. A friend has recommended Reflexology. Is this a treatment which would help in these areas and if so how many treatments would you need for it to be effective?
Reflexology is a natural, low cost option to treating the effects of stress and poor energy levels. Reflexology treats the body, mind and spirit as a whole system by getting to the cause of disease not its symptoms. Reflexology possesses the capacity to cancel out the effects of stress while it helps the body to reach a place of deep relaxation where it can balance the body systems.
Through the relaxation process the body is more capable of dealing with the stresses placed on it by daily living and those associated with illness. Reflexology encourages the body towards improved functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulate the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation.
Reflexology therapeutically reduces stress and tension throughout the body’s systems to improve blood and lymph circulation, increase nerve supply to the cells and release toxins from the body’s tissues. It is believed to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, well known for relieving stress.
These physiological benefits facilitate improvements in the body’s assimilation of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and immune system stimulation. Reflexology supports the body in its process of self-healing and maintaining the balance that leads to good health.
Reflexology feels great and nearly everyone is a candidate for reflexology - even people who are not candidates for traditional massage therapy due to physical restrictions or who may be inhibited about disrobing. With reflexology, all you remove is footwear.
It is recommended to have a course of three sessions as close as possible to one another to get the best benefits from this fantastic treatment!