There are many more myths surrounding reflexology treatments, but these three are the ones that I get asked about the most.
Whether I’m treating people for fertility, pregnancy, or menopause issues, or aiming to improve their overall wellbeing, reflexology is a powerful tool that can make a big difference to how they feel on a daily basis.
Many people turn to reflexology when they are trying to conceive, or looking for help with other conditions like fibromyalgia, migraine, sleep issues or joint pain. Often people will receive reflexology to help them relax and unwind.
Reflexology has been around as a holistic therapy in various forms for over 5,000 years, but many people still know very little about the practice, or make assumptions about reflexology that are just wrong. In this blog, read about the top three myths that people usually have about reflexology.
Myth 1 - It Hurts
Perhaps the biggest myth about reflexology is the idea that it’s painful, I promise you that this is simply not true! Reflexology relies on communication between the practitioner and the client, paying strong attention to what your body needs. As a result, the process is gentle, peaceful, and satisfying. There may be some moments of discomfort when certain areas are worked on, but these are usally fleeting, and indicate that a particular zone, system or organ may be out of balance. If you are experiencing pain, tell your therapist - they should stop or assess their technique to ensure your comfort.
Myth 2 - Reflexology Cures Diseases
Due to the fact that people turn to reflexology as an alternative to seeing a GP, it is often wrongly assumed that reflexologists can diagnose or cure illnesses and conditions. Your reflexologist may have clues to how your body is feeling, but will not make any diagnosis based on what they see or feel on your feet.
The truth is that reflexology does not deal with conditions, but stimulates the nervous system throughout the body and brings it back to a state of homeostasis. This helps to promote your body's healing as well as sense of general wellbeing. Reflexology is not a substitute for conventional medicine, however it can be used effectively alongside conventional medical treatments, including recovery from surgery, cancer therapies, IVF cycles etc.
Myth 3 - It’s Just a Massage
For people seeing treatments taking place, reflexology may look like a foot massage! It is so much more than simply stimulating the skin and muscles to promote relaxation. Reflexology treatments are based around gently manipulating specific reflex points on the feet that link to organs, muscles, and systems around the body.
Working on these zones around the foot activates the nervous system and can help areas of imbalance and tension, leading to boosted circulation, reduction of pain, and more energy throughout the body. Put simply, reflexology therapy is much more than a massage.
If you are looking for wellbeing or fertility support in Weymouth, I am here to provide personalised reflexology treatments that leave you feeling more grounded and less stressed, allowing you to heal and rest.
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