Feeling Stressed? Reflexology maybe the answer.

Reflexology can work very specifically to help the body heal itself and clients will often seek a reflexologist for help with common ailments such musculo-skeletal pain, insomnia, hormonal or digestive issues. In many cases they will see their symptoms improve or disappear but, by then, they have discovered how deeply relaxing reflexology can be to their whole being which results in better sleep, peace of mind and less anxiety. Reflexology appeals to many people because it is non-invasive; the only clothes to be removed are shoes and socks. The hands, as well as the feet, can be worked and this allows discrete self-help relaxing techniques to be applied at any time.

Reflexologists are trained to help balance the mind and body and to maintain this state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology helps to sustain a natural equilibrium in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body through stimulation of pressure points, called reflexes on the hands and feet.

Stress is a normal physical response to events when a person feels threatened, upset or their equilibrium is threatened in some way. At this point, the body’s defences kick into a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight reaction, or the stress response. When there is a perceived threat, the nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action and the blood pressure rises, the heart beats faster, senses become sharper and, for a brief period, stamina and strength can increase. These reactions are life preserving but many people live at this heightened state of anxiety all the time and that can take a physical, chemical and psychological toll on a person that impinges on every aspect of their life.

In the last decade many companies have put more emphasis on recognizing the massive impact on the economy and health services from stress-related illness. In 2005, at the 17th World Congress on Health and Safety at Work, the US National Safety Council reported:[1]

Work-related stress has only recently been recognized as one of the major causes of some of the most costly, time-robbing health problems for business; of 40.2 million working days lost by illness and injury, 13.4 million are from stress, anxiety, and depression.

Stress can be a chemical reaction; the physiological side of stress is governed by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which plays an important role is stress management. The ANS is the unconscious part of the nervous system and comprises the sympathetic (fight and flight response) and the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for digestion, reproduction and the repairing processes of the body. It is essential that these two parts of the nervous system are in balance. When too many of the body’s energies are being constantly diverted to control an anxious state of mind, the parasympathetic system is unable to function properly in its repair processes, reproduction and digestion.

Reflexology can work very specifically to help the body heal itself and clients will often seek a reflexologist for help with common ailments such musculo-skeletal pain, insomnia, hormonal or digestive issues. In many cases they will see their symptoms improve or disappear but, by then, they have discovered how deeply relaxing reflexology can be to their whole being which results in better sleep, peace of mind and less anxiety. Reflexology appeals to many people because it is non-invasive; the only clothes to be removed are shoes and socks. The hands, as well as the feet, can be worked and this allows discrete self-help relaxing techniques to be applied at any time.

Stress is a normal physical response to events when a person feels threatened, upset or their equilibrium is threatened in some way. At this point, the body’s defences kick into a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight reaction, or the stress response. When there is a perceived threat, the nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action and the blood pressure rises, the heart beats faster, senses become sharper and, for a brief period, stamina and strength can increase. These reactions are life preserving but many people live at this heightened state of anxiety all the time and that can take a physical, chemical and psychological toll on a person that impinges on every aspect of their life.

In the last decade many companies have put more emphasis on recognizing the massive impact on the economy and health services from stress-related illness. In 2005, at the 17th World Congress on Health and Safety at Work, the US National Safety Council reported:[1]

Work-related stress has only recently been recognized as one of the major causes of some of the most costly, time-robbing health problems for business; of 40.2 million working days lost by illness and injury, 13.4 million are from stress, anxiety, and depression.

Stress can be a chemical reaction; the physiological side of stress is governed by the autonomic nervous system (ANS) which plays an important role is stress management. The ANS is the unconscious part of the nervous system and comprises the sympathetic (fight and flight response) and the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for digestion, reproduction and the repairing processes of the body. It is essential that these two parts of the nervous system are in balance. When too many of the body’s energies are being constantly diverted to control an anxious state of mind, the parasympathetic system is unable to function.

Reflexologists are trained to help balance the mind and body and to maintain this state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology helps to sustain a natural equilibrium in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body through stimulation of pressure points, called reflexes on the hands and feet. on properly in its repair processes, reproduction and digestion.

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