Health and wellness
Calming our body and mind is increasingly being recognised as a cornerstone of good health, alongside eating a healthy diet, getting quality sleep, and keeping moving. Far from being an indulgence, building in time to stop, rest and recharge your batteries means that you are more likely to stay healthy and well.
If you generally feel good, reflexology can be beneficial as part of a preventative approach to health, supporting you with your well-being goals and helping keep you in optimum health. The old agade of ‘prevention is better than cure’ applies perfectly to the benefits of reflexology. A treatment soothes the mind, helps to relieve tension held in the body and improves your sense of well-being. When you are in this deeply relaxed state, your stress levels fall, your body's natural healing power is promoted and your core vitality is improved.
Perhaps you're feeling a little frazzled and need to get a bit of balance back? Our bodies are designed to heal and rebalance themselves but our modern lifestyle can throw a spanner in the works and put us under stress. We often get so used to being in a constant state of 'busyness' that we no longer recognise that we're stressed. Under stress our body's reserves become depleted and we're less able to fight infections, make repairs or function properly. A bit of regular self care means that we can avoid being the worst version of ourselves – stressed, snappy and physically vulnerable – and instead feel more healthy, resilient and calm.
Or maybe you have a diagnosed medical condition or ongoing health niggle, and would like to see if a complementary approach can help? Being unwell can cause anxiety and a reflexology treatment quickly provides some calm and respite. During a treatment I work the reflex points relating to the health issue you are experiencing to rebalance any systems of the body which might be out of sync. Reflexology improves blood flow to the areas of the body that need it, promotes the elimination of toxins and can reduce feelings of pain. Reflexology is widely used by people recovering from an illness or surgery, by those with long term health conditions, and in cancer care.