Welcome to the 3rd blog in my collection of ‘Reflexology and your body’ blogs. This week I’m going to share with you some of the benefits of Reflexology and the Respiratory systems.
So anyone who suffers from Hay Fever, Asthma, Sinuses, regular Colds,Coughs or Flu’s may want to read on further.
Hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is said to affect 1 in 4 of us and is very common anytime from March to August depending on which type of Hay Fever you suffer from (eg. tree, weed or grass?). Symptoms include sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and stuffy nose.
Asthma is a breathing condition that can cause shortness of breaths, wheezing and coughing and can be made worse when the body is feeling stressed or nervous.
Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of the sinuses which may cause headaches and a blocked nose.
All of these may lead to a lower Immune System and therefore the body is at further risk of catching additional viruses, coughs, cold or flu’s.
A general Reflexology treatment to start of with, will benefit the persons whole body and will help the person relax into the session.
The Reflexologist will then focus on the reflexes of the particular area required on the foot.
So for clients with Hay Fever or Sinus issues,the sinuses reflexes (the tip of the toes) will be worked on as well as the head, the face and the eye reflexes. (all around the toes)
Then the lungs, the spleen and the lymphatic system reflexes to help support a healthier immune system.
For clients with Asthma, they will focus on the lungs, the diaphragm and bronchi (the sole of the foot) as well as the upper spine and the glands and the heart and the lymphatic system. (down the inside of the foot and the sole of the left foot).
Like I’ve said before in the previous blogs, in all my treatments I also focus on the Endocrine system (hormonal system) as this will help balance the body and unblock any negative energies in the body.
This is particularly good for anyone who might be suffering from a cold or flu like virus as your whole body can feel sore and achy.
As always a good honest consultation with your Reflexologist at the start will help determine the best treatment for you and your health issue but in general I recommend 4 -6 treatments for any real and long lasting effects to happen to the body.
Stay holistic 🙂