Reflexology is an extremely good treatment to have for stress and all its related conditions.
I concentrate on all the reflex points relevant to help alleviate some of the unpleasant side effects of this condition:
- Tension in the shoulders
- Stomach problems
- Reduced immune system
- High blood pressure
- Exam Stress
A certain amount of stress is normal and is needed in order to achieve goals. However when it is prolonged it will have serious implications on our physical and mental health.
When the body prepares for fight or flight, it does so with a short-term goal in mind. The adrenal glands release adrenaline and noradrenaline into the blood stream, two hormones which mimic the actions of nervous stimulation in a number of organs in the body.
The heart rate increases, blood vessels dilate in some areas and constrict in others, the rate of respiration increases, most digestive activities slow or stop altogether. We are only prepared for a short burst of heightened activity.
In our lives today many things can set of this response and most of them cannot be appropriately responded to in a short space of time. Over a period of time excess adrenal with no discharge of energy will deplete essential vitamins and minerals from our bodies, resulting in a depleted immune system, raised blood system, increased cholesterol and a malfunctioning digestive system.
The antidote to this state of constant alert and anxiety is relaxation and time out for you. Reflexology can play a huge part here, as it works on the principle of rebalancing the systems, this will allow the body to heal as nature intended.
A person needs rest, relaxation and the gentle and natural flow of energy. This can be achieved by reflexology as it works holistically, meaning it treats mind, body and spirit.
It is important however for anyone experiencing extreme depression or thoughts of self-harm to contact their Doctor or an organisation that will help them deal with such feelings.
A regular treatment of reflexology can help keep the body in optimum condition thus allowing a person to deal with stress in a more rational and balanced way.
‘‘The part can never be well unless the whole is well.’’