It’s Time to Try Reflexology
Posted on November 4th, 2016
It’s essential that we take proper care of both our bodies and our minds. If we don’t, we eventually run out of fuel, making us feel physically and emotionally drained. Have you ever found that when you’re going through a super high stress experience, your health and well-being often take the backseat? Not on purpose, of course, but it simply becomes so easy to get wrapped up in whatever you’re going through.
Speaking from some of my own past experiences, I’ve found that when things start to spin out of control, I become so fixated on the issue that I forget to check in with myself and do my regular self-care rituals. Eventually it hits me all at once, not only how stressed I am but also how disconnected I feel from my body. Since life is filled with all sorts of surprises, we need energy stored in the ‘bank’ that we can expend whenever life throws something crazy our way. Even if we aren’t going through a stressful event, taking care of ourselves is necessary to living a balanced, enriching life.
Try new spa treatments, exercise classes and meditation styles to find what works for you and what makes you feel your absolute best. One of my favourite ways to unwind and re-centre is a reflexology massage. Reflexology is an alternative treatment where pressure is applied to specific points on your feet, hands and ears. Each point corresponds to other areas of your body. For example, when you apply slight pressure to the centre of the big toe, you are affecting the pituitary gland which balances hormonal secretions.
Our bodies store stress and trauma. Chronic stress can have serious negative effects on health, potentially causing buildup of fatty substances on blood vessel walls and depletion of essential vitamins and minerals from the body. Unfortunately, we can’t change that stress seems to be the norm, but we can do things like reflexolgy to release stored tension and remove energy blockages that are preventing our organs from working effectively. Even if reflexology sounds a little too woo-woo for you, it is a very effective way to instantly relax as it calms the thousands of nerves in your feet, hands and ears.
If you’re looking for a place to get reflexology, try a holistic healing or massage centre. In LA they have a ton of places that aren’t pricey. With any sort of spa treatment, it’s always a good idea to google reviews to make sure it’s clean and that they uphold a professional standard.
Now it’s time for you to let go of that stress and nourish your body, mind and soul! Enjoy!