Are you someone who uses drugs as a last resort? I know that I am! If my back is aching, I’ll take my thumb and reflex my low back reflex, and then I’ll stretch out the muscles with a nice spinal twist or downward dog before ever reaching for an Advil! I am convinced that more and more people are looking for alternative ways (other than drugs) to reduce pain and feel better in their bodies. Reflexology should not take the place of any serious medical condition, however, it is a safe complementary modality that can help people find relief from pain and stress related conditions.
Here are the top 5 reasons to choose reflexology when your body is not feeling as good as you want it to:
Many health problems can be addressed without drugs or chemicals
Reduces pain by helping the body release pain-relieving chemicals (endorphins)
Promotes relaxation and a general sense of well-being - This can be proven by measuring a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and respiration rate.
Acts as prevention from illness - When stress is reduced, the body is better able to fight off infection.
Promotes recovery from injury - Improved circulation brings nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body, which aids in healing
So, if you want relief from the pain and stresses in your life without the the use of chemicals, adding reflexology to your lifestyle is step in the right direction!