Reflexology is a powerful and impactful complimentary practice for women in all stages of pregnancy. If you are unfamiliar with reflexology here’s a little about what it is and how it can help promote a happy and healthy pregnancy.
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY. Reflexology is a non-invasive technique that helps support the body's natural healing process. A reflexologist uses manual techniques on specific points on the hands, feet, and ears to aid in the reduction of tension and stress, promote relaxation, support the detoxification process and help improve circulation. According to the national board, “these techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally.”
Our endocrine system plays a pivotal role in our body being in a state of balance. And a body in balance is key for encouraging, maintaining and sustaining good health.
Imbalances in the endocrine system can result in a variety of conditions. As a reflexologist I hear things like: “I can’t sleep more than a couple hours a night so I have to drink lots of coffee to get through my day”, or “I get horrible night sweats, nothing seems to help”, or “It takes weeks for me to heal from an injury”, “I just can’t conceive, I’ve tried everything”, “I have osteoporosis”, “hyperthyroidism”, “diabetes, it runs in my family so now I have it”. As a reflexologist, I’m not looking to chase symptoms. I want to be with where the body is, access th...
Headaches can occur for a number of reasons and while we don't necessarily know where they're coming from we can do a few things to help ease the tension associated with most headaches.
Many headaches occur for reasons related to digestive issues, sinus congestion, or water absorption. While you might not know where your headache is deriving from you can press certain points that can help with the pain that might be causing the above.
Headaches Related to Digestion: While digestion begins in the mouth, your primary digestive system reflexes are housed in the belly (or arch) of each foot. Find the bottom of a chair that has a pole-like base and gently lean the belly of your foot into the pole. If you find that an a...