Well-being and robust general health is more than just the absence of illness, it's about a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. The actions you take today will impact on your health in 10 years from now, so don't wait until you retire to relax - or you may not have the health to enjoy it.
Reflexology & Better Health Even if you're fit as a fiddle, you can benefit from Reflexology. A healthy diet and regular exercise are great routes to maintaining good health, but it's also important to rest the body and repair the damage that we experience from stress, or exercise, or packing too much into our day. To paraphrase Newton's third law: "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction" so the more active we are, the more important it is to rest and re-balance. If relaxation isn't part of your health routine you may not be as fit as you think.
Reflexology & Stress Related Conditions Stress can cause inflammation in the body - an unhealthy state - leading to premature cell damage and the likelihood of becoming more prone to ill health in later years - even though displaying all signs of being outwardly healthy now. Stress brings us out of balance and chronic stress can lead to ill health and conditions such as IBS, digestive problems, headaches & migraine, hormone imbalances and a host of other health issues. The relaxing and re-balancing effect of Reflexology can help support the body to harness it's own healing resources and immune responses.
Reflexology to Re-balance Hormones The re-balancing effects of reflexology can often have a beneficial effect on hormone imbalances, whether it be irregular cycles, PCOS or other gynaecological issues, PMS or menopausal symptoms.
Menopause heralds a time of transition: a time of change ... and for some women it can be very challenging with symptoms such as night sweats or hot flashes, insomnia, irregular periods, mood swings, and sudden weight gain. These are the result of changing hormonals as oestrogen levels begin to drop. Menopause, itself, is the final stage of this typically five-to-seven year process when menstruation stops completely.
This time of change is precisely when we need to rest and recover, it's the perfect time to offer ourselves some TLC and to tune into a new rhythm of life.
Reflexology for the Middle Years and Ageing Well Age is a number that has much more to do with our attitude and outlook than with our actual years. However it's likely that, with the passing years, there comes a reduction in energy levels and an increase in aches and pains and perhaps other more serious conditions.As we get older our vitality begins to wane, but we may find ourselves coping with just as many (if not more) demands being placed upon us.
And if you're inhabiting those middle years when responsibility for both younger and older family members are placing demands upon you it's especially important to look after yourself - after all, if you don't take care of yourself, you'll end up with nothing left to give.
A Reflexology treatment can be an act of self-care to help lift levels of vitality, create some time and space in which to "be" and improve coping and resilience.