Benefits of Alternative Therapy
It can aid in the release of aches, migraine, neck, shoulder, back and leg pain, nerve deceases and tension. Also aids digestive and elimination difficulties
- relaxation and stress management
- can improve sleep patterns
- can enhance mental and physical well-being
Who may benefit from treatment
The relaxation properties of massage are also beneficial to most people, especially stroke patients. Alternative Therapy is also used for pain control in arthritis, migraine and other headaches, back/neck pain, and foot pain. Conditions which may respond to therapy include:
- Gastro-intestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcers)
- Ear, eye, nose, throat and sinus problems
- Skin problems (including eczema and psoriasis)
- Menstrual problems
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Prostate problems
- Wound healing
- High blood pressure
- Circulation problems
After-effects of Therapy
Possible after-effects of treatment include feeling nauseous, tired or emotional for a couple of days after treatment; a need to urinate more often may also be noticed. It is also possible that existing symptoms may worsen before improving, or else a rash, cough or mild flu-like symptoms may develop; this is known as a `healing crisis', and is said to indicate that the body is beginning to eliminate toxins.
Reflexology is compatible with all other forms of therapy, though you should advise your practitioner if you are taking any medication, conventional or complementary, since the increase in excretions from the body may interfere with them. It is suggested that reflexology is particularly effective when combined with acupuncture, osteopathy or light therapy.
As one of the 'healing arts', treatment yields the best result when the therapist works with self belief and dedication. Treatment will reduce stress and tension in the individual, improve circulation and cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. It is also renowned for revitalisation of energy and is often used as a preventative healthcare. In other words this pleasing therapy will help to balance the whole system.