Reflexology is an ancient Chinese practice, but it is still very popular today. Reflexology is so popular as it is a painless, alternative way to rid the body of certain ailments and illnesses. In fact, it can be quite relaxing! A therapist will ask you a few background questions to get an idea of your lifestyle and overall health. They will then apply pressure to the feet to work out which parts of you need a bit of a boost. Reflexology is all about the feet and sometimes the hands, as each section of the foot is thought to correspond with a part of the body. If you think this may be a good alternative therapy for you, take a look at these astonishing benefits:

Feel Less Stressed
Stress can be caused by many things, both physical and emotional. Everybody feels stressed at one time or another. However, if we feel stressed for too long, the body and mind can suffer. You may find that you’re more prone to illness. Reflexology can help you to feel more relaxed.

Relax Your Muscles
Whatever it is in your life that is causing muscle tension; sitting in the same position, lifting heavy things or working out, reflexology can help. Bodyworks Edinburgh reflexology focuses on helping you to feel relaxed and calm.

Improve Your Circulation
The whole body needs to have good circulation to function. This is because the blood helps to carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells, which aids in removing toxins. If you feel tense or stressed, this process will slow down and you won’t feel well.

Cleanse and Detox Your Body
Getting rid of waste and toxins is very important. If your body is finding it difficult to get rid of waste and toxins, you could begin to feel sick and bloated. This treatment can help your body to let go of your waste and other impurities.

Feel More Balanced
Feeling balanced isn’t just great for the body, it’s great for the spirit and mind too. If you have something wrong with your body, it will be thrown off balance. Reflexology helps you to restore balance.

Improve Back Pain
Back pain isn’t pleasant, but reflexology can ease this for you and make daily life good once again. You don’t want your everyday life to be restricted due to your bad back.

Cope With Menopause
Menopause, or ‘the change’, is a difficult time for women. Feeling faint and having hot flashes is very common. Reflexology can be the perfect treatment to help you feel normal again. You must remember that this isn’t a disease or illness, it’s an important part of life that all women must go through.

Get Rid of Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can stop you in your tracks, but reflexology can find the issue and cure you.

Cure Sleep Disorders
Many people who had sleep disorders said they slept better after reflexology.

Get Relief From Arthritis
Arthritis can’t be cured, but you can get relief with reflexology.

 

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  • Matthew Priest, The Edinburgh

    Mobilising all the little bones of the foot can also have great benefits. It improves the movement of the foot, which in turn affects your ankles, knees, hips and back. http://theedinburghmassage.co.uk