Reflexology for Stress and Anxiety
Stress and Anxiety Reduction Reflexology
“If you are feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.”
According to the American Psychological Association, at least 75% of us experience stress every year. Our bodies are programmed to deal with threats immediately. You may have heard of the “flight or fight” response: this is when the body prepares itself for sudden action, to either fight the threat or run away from it. This is instinctual. We cannot control it. During periods of perceived threats, our bodies experience physical changes, as adrenaline and cortisol is released by our nervous system, resulting in the symptoms of stress. Reflexology can help: many people describe a profound sense of relaxation and increased energy following reflexology treatment.
When To Come In For Stress Reduction Reflexology?
Reflexology can help combat the harmful effects of stress by reducing the stress hormones, inducing relaxation and calming the nervous system. Blood flow is improved, blood pressure falls and the heart rate reduces, relaxing both body and mind and helping to restore balance and well-being in times of stress.
Stress gradually weakens us. When we are in our 20s and early 30s, our bodies are much more able to cope. However the older we get, the less this is the case and the more help we need.
Prevention is much better and easier than cure. Try reflexology at the first sign of stress so that it never gets worse. Some clients with stress-related problems have been signed off work or have been suffering symptoms for years. As reflexology helps them get better, we talk about how much better would have been to have started reflexology much earlier.
How Can Reflexology Help?
Restoring body balance.
Reflexology can help address imbalances brought over by stress by working the Adrenal and Pituitary reflexes.
The Adrenal glands produce cortisol when the body is stressed, as it helps us respond. If we are in a stressed state all the time, the production of too much cortisol can lead to adrenal fatigue, affecting the metabolism and other areas of the body.
The Pituitary gland is referred to as the “master gland” as it is responsible for releasing hormones that stimulate the adrenal glands, the thyroid, ovaries and testes.
Addressing tension and pain.
Working any areas that are sensitive to muscular and skeletal pain and strain can help to reduce discomfort, tension or muscle spasms. Reflexology for stress will help you:
Our Therapy Process
Your first step is to contact us to schedule your initial appointment. Your practitioner will conduct a brief health history to confirm that reflexology is a good choice of therapy for your needs. The practitioner will explain how reflexology works and what to expect in the session. The reflexologist also informs you that reflexology does not treat specific illnesses and is not a substitute for medical treatment.
Your therapist will deliver the entire pattern of the reflexology therapy, starting at the toes and working down the foot. A complete reflexology therapy session uses many different techniques and includes all of the points on both feet. If there is a medical reason not to work with your feet, we can work on your hands as hand reflexology is equally beneficial.
Call 07837 281 693 and speak to our staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.
The Benefits of Stress Therapy
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