Benefits of Reflexology
Benefits for the Body Systems
• responds by a slowing of nerve velocity - thereby calming the whole body• pain pathways are interrupted - reducing pain• reflexology stimulates the production of encephalins and endorphins - inducing a sense of euphoria and helping with pain relief.
• improved circulation thereby increasing nutrition to the cells and promoting the removal of waste products (www.reflexology-research.com/kidney).
• reduction in tissue swelling, improved immunity and a reduced risk of infection
• balanced energy flow in the meridians - leading to a general sense of well-being.
The Relaxation Response
Reflexology is extremely relaxing. As 75-80% of disease is said to be
caused by stress and tension, this is a very powerful and important effect.
The Effect of Touch
Caring, nurturing touch is something we all crave. The healing power of touch has been well documented over the ages. Touch applied via the feet and hands is particularly well received as it is non-invasive and requires the recipient to remove only their shoes and socks.
Lifestyles & Reflexology
Reflexology reduces nervous tension and calms overactive adrenal glands. Danish studies have reported that recipients feel a much greater sense of well-being and cope better with stress.
Reflexology reduces pain, promotes the elimination of toxins and helps activate and balance all body systems.
In Denmark particularly, reflexology has been used extensively in corporations as part of their human resource management. Employers report fewer employee absences, and noticeably improved of their staff.
Reflexology is used more and more in nursing homes with excellent results eg: pain relief and less requirement of pain medication, calming of agitated patients, improved bowel function etc.
Teething problems, bed-wetting, colic, constipation, behavioural and mood related issues and restlessness are just a few typical problems which respond well to reflexology.
Reflexology reduces oedema, alleviates foot pain, and improves mobility of the foot and ankle.
Pregnancy and Birth
Reflexology is used by many midwives and is a wonderful way to support a woman through pregnancy and labour.