Should You Try Reflexology?

If you suffer from any health issues, chronic or punctual, you might have tried many types of treatment, alternative and regular medicine included, with no improvement. Maybe you’re just looking for a way to bring more relaxation into your life in combination with yoga or Pilates, or to create a routine to keep your body free of inflammation but active. This can all be helped by Reflexology, so keep on reading to know if it can be useful for you.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine that involves applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. It has been used in China for over 3,000 years as an alternative treatment for many ailments. At the Oast, we specialise in feet reflex points to address your health issues.

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to all parts of the body. When these reflexes are stimulated it can help promote health and reduce tension and inflammation in corresponding areas of the body.

What are the benefits of Reflexology?

There are numerous benefits of reflexology due to the number of pressure points available on your feet, and what part of the body they are connected to.

Reflexology is used by some people as an adjunct therapy for certain conditions, including: arthritis; asthma; back pain; headaches; insomnia; stress-related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or premenstrual syndrome.

Pregnant women can help reduce their morning sickness with reflexology and people report feeling calm and relaxed after finishing a session.

Who can benefit from Reflexology?

Everyone can benefit from reflexology due to the wide variations of ailments it can heal. People suffering with chronic pain due to age or other reasons can benefit from reflexology, as well as pregnant women.

Reflexology is available in both the Oast locations, Sittingbourne and Sheppey. Your reflexology practitioner will accompany you on your discovery of this alternative medicine and use their skills and experience to help treat any of your issues. Learn more on reflexology at the Oast here, or book your first appointment with us in the Sittingbourne or Sheppey locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!