Reflexology can help improve your digestive heatlh
Digestive health complaints such as constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, heartburn, and bloating are very common.
Around 4 in 10 people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time, according to Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London.
Our 21st-century lifestyles often adversely affect our digestive health. We tend to be very busy, grabbing food on the go, rushing from one appointment to the next, and often feeling stressed and anxious.
It’s no wonder that so many people are reaching for over the counter medicines to combat conditions such as IBS, indigestion, and stomach aches.
These may provide some short term relief. However, changing what we eat and how we manage stress can be much more beneficial in the longer term.
Reflexology can also help with digestion, removal of toxins from the body and stress reduction.
How reflexology helps digestive health
Reflexology works by applying gentle pressure to reflex areas in the feet which correspond to different parts of the body.
There are a number of reflex points on the feet which link directly to specific areas of the digestive system such as the stomach, liver and the large and small intestines.
By stimulating the reflexes linked to the digestive system reflexologists help clear blockages in the colon, remove toxins from the liver and increease blood supply to the digestive tract.
Reflexology also works on the adrenal glands, solar plexus and the parasympathetic nervous system, which activates the fight, flight or freeze response when we are feeling stressed.
In addition, during reflexology, I treat all areas of the body to induce a general feeling of physical and mental wellbeing.
What my clients say about reflexology
“I feel totally relaxed and very calm during my session. Thank you, Michelle“Christine from Bluntisham
“I have visited Michelle for reflexology and find it hugely beneficial“Melanie from St Ives
“By the end of my treatment, I was both relaxed and invigorated“Andy from Bluntisham
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It works alongside conventional medicine.
It acts on the whole body and rather than on specific conditions and ailments.
Over a course of treatments reflexology will bring your body back into balance.
Reflexologists do not diagnose, prescribe or treat for a specific condition.
Reflexology is not a substitute for conventional medicine. You should therefore not use reflexology instead of medical treatments.
However, it may complement your medical treatment and is often available through private health insurance plans.
Reflexology treatments and private health care plans
The Government set up the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) to regulate complementary health practitioners.
I am registered with the CNHC.
This means that clients who have qualifying health care plans may be able to reclaim the cost of their treatments when they visit Feet First Reflexology Bluntisham.