Few of us take good care of our feet but they are extremely important to our overall sense of wellbeing. Reflexology is a relaxing, balancing and gentle treatment. It's helpful for boosting the immune system, reducing stress and tension and boosting energy levels.
The treatment involves the application of specific pressure techniques (similar to acupressure) to the reflexes of the feet. The reflexes represent all the organs and systems of the body. Reflexology is an ideal treatment to optimise health and wellbeing.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include:
- Boosts the immune system
- Improved sleep
- Improved mood
- Relaxes muscles
- Improves energy levels
- Lowers stress levels
- Reduced tension
- Reduced pain levels
As reflexology is a non invasive treatment it is suitable for both young and old and can be used during pregnancy.
Many people find reflexology so relaxing they fall asleep during the treatment.
A study carried out in 2013 suggests that reflexology can reduce pain levels. If you would like to read the study visit the nursing times website.