Over the coming months, I will be looking at some of the different therapies that help some of the symptoms often experienced with conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Bipolar etc.
I enjoy learning about alternative therapies and would have no hesitation in using or recommending them. They are good for bringing the body back into balance without all the side effects often connected to conventional medicine.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an old healing form, since the times of the ancient Egyptians and in ancient India and China. It is based on the principle that all living things are related and that the illnesses we experience are connected to a source, or a healing energy somewhere in the body.
It works by applying pressure to points on the body, which then correspond to various points around the body. Reflexologists believe that when pressure is applied to certain zones on the hands, ears or feet, those pressures correspond with organs, muscles and glands found elsewhere in the body.
The Benefits of Reflexology:
- It reduces pain;
- Helps relieve migraines or tension headaches;
- Cuts down on stress, depression, anxiety, arthritis brought about by conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic digestive disorders which are also connected to CP.
Reflexology also benefits anyone suffering with respiratory problems and sports injuries. It is also known to improve relaxation, can give one a sense of well-being, improves circulation, helps boost the immune system and gets rid of toxins known to cause illness.
For further information on Reflexology and other therapies, please check out http://www.therapy directory.org.uk/articles/reflexology.html