BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY
The body regenerates and repairs overnight, and when we don't get adequate rest, the body can't do its job. This can play havoc with our bodily systems, causing inflammation, mood problems, depression and food cravings. When a lack of sleep starts to impact upon the ability to go about our daily life, it can quickly become distressing.
Understanding the root cause is always the best way to heal, from the inside out.
Reflexology is a wonderful support for people with sleep problems as it helps to naturally rebalance and relax the body by releasing blockages in the reflexes in the feet. As your sleep patterns improve, you will start to regain energy, strength, focus and clarity and experience a greater sense of wellbeing.
A full consultation will be taken including medical history and lifestyle, so that the treatments can be tailored to your needs. Home visits are an option or you can visit me at one of my clinic locations.
RESEARCH ON REFLEXOLOGY & SLEEP
A systematic review and meta-analysis stated that 'foot reflexology is a useful nursing intervention to relieve fatigue and to promote sleep'
Lee J, Han M, Chung Y, Kim J, Choi J. Effects of foot reflexology on fatigue, sleep and pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2011 Dec;41(6):821-33. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2011.41.6.821. PMID: 22310867.
A research study in 2017 looked into how reflexology improves sleep showed that there are changes in the activity of brainwaves. The changes correspond with an increased level of sleepiness and of going into the deep level of non-rapid eye movement sleep. There is a gradual transition from wakefulness, through sleepiness, to deep sleep.
Esmel-Esmel N, Tomás-Esmel E, Tous-Andreu M, Bové-Ribé A, Jiménez-Herrera M. Reflexology and polysomnography: Changes in cerebral wave activity induced by reflexology promote N1 and N2 sleep stages. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Aug;28:54-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.05.003. Epub 2017 May 12. PMID: 28779938.