The human body is very adapted to dealing with stressful situations in day-to-day life. However, difficulties can arise when a stressful situation becomes more prolonged and the body is exposed to this stress on a long term basis.
This chronic exposure to stress has been shown to affect the cardiovascular system (heart and blood pressure) and the immune system. There is increasing evidence that this effect on the immune system impairs the body’s ability to fight off infection and deal with cancerous cells.
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. There is some suggestion that Reflexology may aid:
- Stress related disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sleep disorders
- Back pain
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Each session of reflexology works on an individual basis. Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress. Many doctors, consultants and other healthcare professionals recognise reflexology as an established, respected and effective therapy.
With ever increasing sources of stress in today’s modern world, it’s important that people take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology provides help with coping on a physical, mental and emotional level, thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
Where medical advice is required, reflexology should be used to compliment rather than replace medical treatment.
If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team on the details above.