Reflexology can be a great source of relaxation for people who are under tremendous amounts of stress and demands on their time. Stress can cause irritability and grouchiness, forgetfulness and a lack of interest in day to day activities.
Chronic stress can not only cause body aches and pains, but can also affect social skills and cognitive impairment. Science is continually proving more and more how much damage stress does to the body. It’s more than just feeling “stressed out.”
Reflexology is a great way to help clients reduce stress as part of their massage therapy experience. Coupling reflexology with relaxation tips and techniques can help a client to feel immediate stress-relief, and can teach ways to relieve stress outside of their regularly scheduled massage appointments.
Reflexology can work very specifically and may actually aid the body in healing from problems such as muscle pain, insomnia, and hormonal and digestive issues. Clients may see their symptoms improve or even disappear, as a result of reflexology. This could be due in part to the fact that reflexology has shown to help people deeply relax, resulting in better sleep, peace of mind, and reduced anxiety.
Reflexology also appeals to many people because it is non-invasive. For clients that are self-conscious about receiving a massage, reflexology may be a good choice, as the only clothes to be removed are usually the shoes and socks.
The hands, as well as the feet, can be worked and this allows the client to learn self-help relaxing techniques that can be used outside of the massage session.
Reflexologists are trained to help balance the mind and body and to maintain this state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance.
Reflexology helps to sustain a natural equilibrium in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body through stimulation of pressure points, called reflexes, located on the hands and feet.
Mark your calendar for our next Reflexology class, scheduled for October 11th.
Contact us for details.