Over the next few weeks I’m going to do a few smaller specialised blogs on my benefits of some of the treatments that I provide here in The Holistic Toolkit. Today I will be focused on the relationship between Reflexology and Headaches or Migraines.
Headaches can occur for a variety of reasons and can be experienced differently by every one. It is described as a pain in any part of the head but can be isolated to one side or radiate across the the top or the base of the skull.
Migraines however are more serious headaches and are generally described as a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head. They can be caused by bright light, certain foods or a females menstruation cycle. Many migraine sufferers can also experience feeling of nausea, loss of appetite and/or insomnia which can then prolong the stress to the body.
The good news is a reflexology treatment can help relieve symptoms experienced by headaches and mirgraine.
For a headache a general treatment will work on relieving any of the areas that’s may contribute to the headache. Tension held in the persons shoulders, neck or back can create a headache (eg from bad posture). Also a person eyes might be stressed from the job they do. A bad diet can lead to the kidneys, stomach and intestines be overworked and this in turn will lead to the body been dehydrated and lead to a headache. All these associated reflexes can be worked on.
For a migraine the reflexologist will also work on the head, face and solar plexus reflexes as well as the pituitary and adrenals glands to help rebalance the endocrine system and the over all body.
A good honest consultation with your reflexologist at the start will help you determine the best treatment for you but in general I recommend 4 -6 treatments for any real and long lasting effects to happen to the body.
You don’t have to suffer from headaches anymore!
Stay holistic 🙂