Reasons To Try Reflexology
How Could You Benefit From Reflexology
Reflexology has been shown to:
- Increase wellbeing
- Aid relaxation
- Improve sleep quality
- Release tension
- Improve mood
- Ease stress in the mind and body
Why try reflexology
In today’s fast-paced society, it’s very easy to get caught up in our extremely demanding and busy lives. We juggle several different roles, wearing many different hats, be that of employer, employee, partner, friend, parent, carer, sibling and child. In addition to these roles, we are also aspiring to be healthy, fulfilled, balanced individuals and of course want the same for our families and loved ones. This can leave us depleted and far too often bottom of the list in terms of our own welfare and needs. We also spend time, money and effort on maintaining our homes, cars, outward appearance, so why not make the same maintain our own wellbeing?
It is normal to sometimes feel overwhelmed by all that life has going on and we can become worried and stressed as a result. We have known for some time that stress can manifest in both the mind and body and emotions. This can result in feelings of overwhelm, panic, low mood, lethargy, anxiety, depression and many unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms, illness and disease. We will, from time to time, also experience big emotional life changes and events which can have a further drain on our resources and natural buoyant state of homeostasis.
By taking time out of our busy schedules and having some ‘restorative me time’ we can help to calm our nervous systems down thereby allowing the body and mind some space to recharge, rebalance and heal.
"The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present".Eckhart Tolle
Consciously moving from the fight/flight response, that many of us spend a great deal of time in, and moving into a calmer state of rest and repair can mean more than just the absence of illness, disease and unpleasant symptoms, it can elevate our lives to a higher level of wellbeing physically, mentally and emotionally, increase our joy, improve sleep, and promote a more serene state of mind and body.
FINALLY, REFLEXOLOGY IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO RECEIVE HUMAN TOUCH…WE CANNOT UNDERESTIMATE THE ENORMOUS BENEFITS OF UNCONDITIONAL HUMAN TOUCH….
One of the benefits of unconditional physical touch is the release of the hormone, Oxytocin, known as the feel-good hormone.
Oxytocin promotes sensations that make us feel happy!
There are many other benefits of a compassionate human touch...Physical touch also releases 2 more hormones called serotonin and dopamine.
These neurotransmitters help regulate mood and also help relieve anxiety. Dopamine regulates the ‘pleasure centre’ located in your brain helping to reduce and regulate anxiety and stress.
Physical touch is also known to greatly improve immune system function and reduce disease. Incredible!
We are all unique individuals and the best way to see if reflexology is for you is to try it!