Stimulates your central nervous system-
Reflexology is a massage that focuses on applying pressure to the reflex points on the soles of your feet, your hands and ears. These points have nerve endings that correspond to systems of the body. Stimulating these nerve endings, the effects of ailments can be reduced or help prevent the likes of headaches and migraines.
Open up your respiratory system-
Reflexology stimulates calm, deep and slow breathing techniques both for relaxation and to help deal with painful areas of the massage. This is helpful for your respiratory system, clearing out your airways by loosening mucus in your throat and sinuses. With slow and steady breathing, you can prevent the linings of your sinuses becoming irritated and causing even more distress.
Higher blood circulation boosts energy-
Increased circulation is one of the best benefits. Your blood delivers more oxygen to your muscles and organs causing them to work at a higher level, aiding in repairing and replacing any damage. Your metabolism will also increase, giving you a boost of energy as your body’s processes speed up and burn more fuel. If you’re feeling dull and lethargic, a reflexology session could pick you up.
Relieve arthritis and back aches-
Reflexology helps reduce inflammation that comes from arthritis. While the underlying cause won’t disappear, reflexology can reduce the pain and the need for medication. Focusing on the adrenal reflex will cause the stress hormone, cortisol, to be released from your adrenal glands. Cortisol acts as a natural pain relief.
Reduce stress, depression and anxiety-
Your feel good endorphins, are released by the pituitary gland in your brain. This can be boosted by reflex points in the pads of your thumbs and big toes. You find the reflex points for the pineal gland on the sides of your big toe and end of your thumb. This helps transform the neurotransmitter serotonin into melatonin, a mood-boosting and sleep hormone.