5 Benefits Of Reflexology
Reflexology has numerous health benefits, I just wanted to share a few of my favourites with you. So, here it goes:
1.Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
Reflexology is a fabulous non invasive and natural way to relax. Stimulation of specific reflex points on the soles of the feet are said to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones which are widely known to relieve the effects of stress on the mind and body. This seems to be the most popular reason clients seek to have this therapy.
2.Improves blood circulation
Reflexology techniques can improve blood circulation both in the feet and also around the whole body. It increases the blood flow to the body’s vital organs. This is the reason you may experience a drop in temperature during a treatment. As blood carries oxygen and nutrients around the body, reflexology can promote healing if certain parts of the body are in need of repair through injury or post surgery for example.
When Reflexology is carried out more endorphins are released which block pain signals to the brain. Endorphins are natural painkillers said to be even stronger than morphine. If people are experiencing pain, they may get significant relief with Reflexology. Scientific studies show that reflexology reduced pain by 40%
4.Boosts the immune system
The immune system protects the body by battling the bad bacteria. It is essential that our immune system is strong and protected. We are often encouraged to take medications which treat the symptoms rather than the cause of illness. Reflexology strengthens the immune system by flushing out the toxins before they have a chance to take hold in the body.
5.Detoxifies the body
Reflexology has a detoxifying effect on the body. Disease can be harmful to the body and if it isn’t addressed it can manifest into more serious illness. Reflexology increases lymphatic movement and therefore speeds up the removal of unwanted toxins in the body. Drinking plenty of water is essential in this process which most reflexologists will encourage post treatment.
There is an increased knowledge in relation to the benefits of reflexology and the positive effects it has on health and well being. As a reflexologist myself it is lovely to see so many more people benefiting from this wonderful therapy.