Not all reflexology is the same. The way that reflexology is generally accepted and described is that of a relaxation therapy, indeed it does produce a state of relaxation and invigoration.
Pressure and massage techniques designed o disperse those energy blockages which often manifest themselves as crystalline deposits in the feet and hands. Circulation of both blood & lymphatic systems is stimulated so that the accumulating toxins may be excreted, reliving cases of tension, stress and fatigue Everyone form cradle to centenarian can experience the benefits of reflexology.
Benefits of reflexology:
Reflexology is extremely beneficial for the elderly. It gives them a sense of well-being.
On the most basic level reflexology can increase the circulation which is extremely important for elderly people. Whilst it does not claim to extend the life of clients, it can assist in the quality of it. Maybe that will mean a day free of pain for one person or a week of regular bowel movements for another. It can be tremendously helpful for clients recovering from hip replacement surgery, knee replacement or bunion surgery, not only is it incredibly supportive for those undergoing surgery but has been found to reduce post-operative recovery times.
Reflexology is often carried out in hospices and care homes for the elderly. This is because the techniques used can help reduce cholesterol levels, reduce and maintain lower blood pressure and assist with mobility.
It is a gentle non-invasive treatment carried out upon the feet alone, which helps to induce deep relaxation and in turn aids the body’s own healing process.
Reflexology complements orthodox medicine and helps with the general aches and pains of getting older, studies have shown the benefits felt in more serious complaints, including:
Kay is a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist in Listowel, Co. Kerry. For more information, call in to our shop or please contact Kay on 068-23574 or at email@example.com