Like many working women, I have a very stressful life. I work a high pressure job, commute nearly two hours into the city every day, try to keep a nice house and am a migraineur. Due to my disease, I have complemented my traditional medicine therapy of triptan drugs and anti-seizure prescriptions with natural healing modalities. If anyone needs to be detoxed once in a while it is me.
Why do I prefer reflexology above all other modalities, (such as acupuncture, deep tissue massage, shiatsu, kinesiology and reiki to just name a few that I have tried)? Perhaps it is because reflexology provides me with stress reduction, deep relaxation, improved circulation, increased energy, a balancing of emotions and an improved immune system all in a few treatments!
As a migraine sufferer, I am sometimes so sensitive to touch that working directly on my head or neck (areas of pain for most migraineurs) is just too uncomfortable. By working only on the feet, reflexology is more effective at alleviating my pain than if the energy was applied directly. Reflexology seems to help interrupt the pain process as it cleanses the lymph system and relaxes the body.
It is also amazing how accurately our feet express the condition of our entire bodies.
I would encourage anyone interested in alternative healing to try reflexology. Unlike my prescription medicines, the only side effect I have experienced after a reflexology session is a profound sense of well being!
And besides all that, who doesn’t love a foot rub after a long, hard day at the office?