Reflexology is commonly associated with feet, however, hand reflexology also has many benefits and the main being the treatment can be carried out anywhere, whether you are standing up, travelling on the bus or having a break, and the treatment is very good for you.
Hand reflexology helps relaxation, boosts the immune system, boosts energy levels and improves tiredness.
Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic treatment in evedence thousands of years ago. No one really knows how long ago, but in the tomb of Ankmahor in Egypt a painting was discovered showing a reflexology treatment taking place.
As with foot reflexology, hand reflexology corressponds to the prgans and glands in the body. The hands can be seen as a mirror of the body. The right hand reflects the right hand side of the body while the left hand reflects the left hand side of the body.
Reflexology is a safe, simple and non ivasive natural therapy which can benefit many stress related ailments including:
- Disturbed sleep
- Back pain
Providing a particular reflex area is not overworked; it is safe to use on young children and the elderly.
Though a reflexology is generally safe, there are times when precautions should be used, such as:
- Pregnancy – avoid for first three months if there is a history of miscarriage
- Contagious skin diseases – to avoid spreading the disease
- Cuts, scars, bruises – may be painful
- Any serious condition being treated by the doctor – ask for permission
- Fever – wait until the fever has subsided
- Children and elderly – only light pressure required
REACTIONS TO TREATMENT:
After a treatment, it is quite common to experience any of the following. Do not be too alarmed as these reactions with soon disappear:
- Feeling cold
- More frequent urination
- Deeper sleep
- Runny nose
Should anyone feel uncomfortable with a reaction during a treatment, gently stroke the hand, speak calmly and gradually bring the treatment to a close.
Please rememeber these notes are for hoem use and do not constitute a professional treatment. A professional reflexologist should be consulted if a full treatment is required.