Reflexology can help to reduce chronic pain
As we age our chances of suffering from long term joint and back pain increases.
According to research by the British Pain Society chronic pain affects more than two fifths of the UK population. This means that around 28 million adults are living with pain that has lasted for more than 12 weeks.
In 2014, an audit of British physiotherapists found that reflexology was effective at reducing pain and inducing relaxation in people with chronic pain.
How reflexology naturally relieves joint and back pain
Reflexology works by applying gentle pressure to reflex areas in the feet which correspond to different parts of the body.
Stimulating these areas on the feet triggers the body’s natural healing response.
It is not known exactly why relexology relieves chronic pain such as joint and back pain.
It may be that reflexology stimulates the nerve endings in the feet to stop pain signals from travelling to other parts of the body.
Or it may be that the deeply soothing massage of the feet reduces the intensity of chronic pain or the perception of pain.
What my clients say about reflexology and pain
A number of my clients are living with arthritis and chronic back pain.
They use reflexology as a natural painkiller alongside over the counter and prescription drugs to help manage their pain.
“Really helped with some aches and pains I’d been having and will definitely be going back”Carly from Warboys
“I have suffered with a few foot aches and pains I’m already feeling the benefits after one session”Mandy from St Ives
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It works alongside conventional medicine.
It acts on the whole body 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 and therefore should not be taken 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
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) set up by the Government to regulate complementary health practitioners.
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