Reflexology can help to alleviate respiratory problems
The recent Covid-19 outbreak has shone a spotlight on respiratory health.
According to NHS England respiratory disease affects one in five people. It is a major cause of hospital admissions, especially during the winter months.
Respiratory conditions include asthma. bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, hayfever, and sinusitis.
Some people are more genetically disposed to get respiratory conditions. However, your lifestyle, workplace, and exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, pollen, and tobacco smoke are also important factors that can cause or aggravate respiratory problems.
Alongside medication such as inhalers and antihistamines, you should also adopt a more healthy lifestyle to manage your respiratory condition.
This would include giving up smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise and reducing stress and anxiety.
Reflexology can also help to alleviate respiratory problems.
How reflexology promotes respiratory health
Reflexology works by applying gentle pressure to reflex areas in the feet which correspond to different parts of the body.
By stimulating the reflexes linked to the respiratory system reflexologists improve lung function, soothe sinus problems, clear congestion, and relax tight chest muscles.
During the winter months you are more prone to catching coughs and colds. Although you may be able to shake off the initial acute symptoms fairly quickly, you might find that you are left with a tickly cough, slight breathlessness or tightness in the chest which you can’t shift.
A short course of reflexology can relax the diaphragm, stimulate the lungs and boost the immune system.
I trained in aromatherapy and use aromareflex techniques to help to decongest your airways as well as boost your body’s immune system.
Aroma reflexology involves adding essential oils to the reflexology cream that I apply to your feet as well as to the diffuser that I use to aid your breathing during the treatment itself.
Finally, I can also teach you some basic reflexology techniques that you can apply to your hands to give you some relief from a tight chest or nagging cough.
What my clients say about aroma reflexology and respiratory health
“I had the aroma reflexology and it was amazing”Sarah from Bluntisham
“The treatment was pure bliss and the beautiful tingling sensations were magic“Louise from Earith
“She not only gave a 1st class treatment, she also gave me a handout explaining how the pressure points on my feet dealt with certain areas of my body“Kate from Bath
Please note that if you are in the infectious stage of a cold you should rechedule your reflexology booking.
If you have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 10 days or have been in contact with someone else known to have Covid-19 you should not attend your reflexology session.
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. 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.