What does reflexology treat?
Reflexology can be viewed as a compliment to conventional Western medicine. Reflexology does not claim to be a ‘cure all’ and is not an alternative to conventional medical treatment. Every session of reflexology works on an individual basis and results vary due to the varying nature of individual constitutions. However, many disorders seem to respond well to this natural therapy. Often patients will experience a deep state of relaxation during and after treatment and report feeling less stressed and more able to cope with their day-to-day responsibilities. Indeed, reflexology’s power lies in its ability to relieve stress because stress is often the cause or by-product of many illnesses. It has been suggested that the feet and hands are a mirror of the tension levels for the rest of the body. When reflexology is applied it has the effect of interrupting the stress signals and helping the body reset and return to a state of health and equilibrium.
Studies have also shown reflexology to beneficially impact on a variety of other physical and psychological concerns. Examples are listed below:
- Benefits mental health and reduces depression and anxiety.
- Promotes natural and refreshing sleep.
- Reduces muscular tension as the body relaxes.
- Relieves fatigue.
- Accelerates healing and aids circulatory problems by promoting blood flow around the body.
- Helps move build-up of lymphatic fluid.
- Eases pregnancy symptoms
- Reduces aggression and hyperactivity.
- Eases the side effects of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy.
The wonderful thing about reflexology is that it is a non-invasive holistic therapy, treating the body as a whole. A series of treatments can beneficially impact on patients of all ages and health stages right across the spectrum. Often, after completing a course of reflexology treatments, many patients choose to continue with regular sessions in order to maintain their health and feeling of well-being.
“I tried acupuncture treatment because I was suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. Martine was very kind, made me feel comfortable and clearly explained the treatment. After a course of treatments I felt much better. I would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking of trying acupuncture for the first time.”
Odair, Head Chef - London