Reflexology is based on the theory that there are reflex points in our feet, hands and head which are linked to every part of the body. The benefits of reflexology are widespread and include everything from pain relief to reduction of depression. In fact reflexology has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Toxin Removal: Our lifestyles contribute to the build up of toxins in our body. These toxins come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe and many other sources; these toxins over time can cause a wide number of health problems. Reflexology improves bladder function and urinary tract issues which helps your body eliminate toxins and foreign substances better. A compromised urinary system can actually lead to various health conditions.
Faster Healing: Reflexology applies pressure onto the peripheral nerves which sends a calming message the body’s central nervous system. By adjusting the body’s tension level and increasing your relaxation levels the body’s internal organs return to a state of optimum functioning. Additionally reflexology improves circulation which means additional oxygen and nutrients are being delivered to the body’s cells, this in turn means that wounds are able to heal faster.
Anxiety: Reflexology is considered an extremely effective natural therapy for anxiety. Studies have indicated that reflexology improves blood circulation, removes toxins and increases the release of endorphins, all of which can lead to decreased levels of anxiety and stress.
Migraines and Headaches: In many cases, reflexology has been successful in alleviating many headache sufferers of their symptoms; it does so by relieving tension in the muscles that can often result in these conditions. Additionally the reduction of stress levels can help with this condition as many headaches are caused by stress.
The benefits of reflexology do not end here however as many studies show that reflexology can help with a wide number of issues. It can help improve your metabolism, help with insomnia, nausea, back pain and even reduces the risk of post-partum depression; most importantly, unlike many other modern medicines, reflexology has no negative side effects.