Reflexology to help relieve stress

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Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure.

When we are stressed our body secretes cortisol and adrenalin this plunges our body into ‘fight or flight’. When our body is in long term fight or flight from stress it affects our bodies ability to remain in homeostasis (this is when the body is functioning optimally) this can make us more prone to illnesses or hormonal imbalance

There are so many symptoms of stress including

  • Low energy
  • headaches
  • digestive issues
  • tense muscles
  • insomnia
  • frequent colds
  • easily agitated
  • skin issues
  • Hair loss

And much more…..

Many of us have been affected by stress at some point in our lives. Stress unfortunately is often now part of every day life and it affects everyone differently, some people get motivated by the stressful situation others however it can have a negative effect on their heath and how they feel within themselves. If when you are stressed and you are feeling off kilter something needs to be done.

How can reflexology help stress?

Reflexology can help reduce stress in the body as it helps put the body into a state of relaxation – allowing the body to come back into homeostasis. Reflexology works all the systems, glands and organs of the body through points on the feet, hands, ears and face. The feet in particular have so any nerve endings making it an ideal treatment to work all the body and by doing this, nerve function can be improved, tension in the muscles can be released, sleep is improved with each treatment and in turn the bodies fight or flight response/ the stress is calmed.

At Sole Scent Wellness my 1 hour foot reflexology sessions aims to relax the body and work all the reflexes of the feet, which works, the nervous system, the endocrine system, digestive system, lymphatics, the limbs, shoulders, pelvic area and more. During a session it relaxes the body & mind, increases endorphins and helps the body return to a natural state of balance.

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax”

Mark Black