We all understand the importance of sleep and many of us have suffered the terrible impact of a bad night's sleep or the frustration of not being able to get to sleep. But did you know that sleep also has an important role to play in our ability to fight off infection and disease.
When we experience prolonged periods of stress the adrenals go into over drive and the mind is in a state of over-activity. You might be at the end of a long day feeling mentally and physically exhausted lying in bed and then the mind latches onto a thought and you become caught in a spiral of endless mental processing that keeps you up for hours.
The more you try to focus on sleep, the more awake you seem to become! You get up the next morning with the feeling of grit in your eyes from lack of rest.
We all respond to stress differently and we all have different thresholds for how much is too much. Learning about our own needs and how to recognise the signs before it becomes an issue is an important skill in maintaining well-being. Incorporating ways to manage daily stress in your life can help you navigate times when stress levels become elevated and prevent you from getting a good night's rest.
Reflexology can help you reduce stress and improve sleep.
Reflexology is a powerful treatment which through regular treatments assists the body and mind to come into a state of healing and balance.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is based on zone therapy the theory that the body can be divided into specific zones and that each organ system in the body is reflected in specific points on the feet, hands, ears or face. British scientists in the 1890's found that nerves connect the skin and internal organs and with this knowledge the reflexologist is able to work areas on the feet which need attention and relate to the organ system which needs support. The treatment uses specific thumb and finger techniques applying pressure to points on the foot known as reflex points to create a positive effect on the associated body system.
Pain that is associated with stress and tension can be reduced through the calming touch of the practitioner. This may help also help to improve someone’s mood and reduce stress.
Some other benefits of reflexology:
reduce stress and anxiety
improve general well-being
In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped:
boost their immune system
clear up sinus issues
recover from back problems
correct hormonal imbalances
ease arthritis pain
treat nerve problems and numbness
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy which means it should not be used in place of any allopathic treatment recommended by your doctor, but as a way to help support the body through stressful times and maintain general wellbeing.
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