How can reflexology help me?Reflexology
Reflexology is beneficial for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is a holistic therapy that balances the mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Whether you are seeking to care for a recent or chronic condition reflexology allows you to take an active role in your health. Stimulating the reflexes properly can give the body the possibility of optimizing its own natural resources to heal itself. It opens and clears neural pathways as well as interrupting the pain pathways making it beneficial for many forms of pain including post-operative pain.
Reflexology also stimulates the lymphatic system therefore reducing the risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins which leads to an improved immune system and sense of wellbeing.
Reflexology can be a natural, low cost option to offsetting the effects of stress on your overall health. Research tells us 80% or more of diseases are stress related. When we are stressed our body’s defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. That is because the human body is an amazing design, each system including the hormones we produce support each other and therefore if one is imbalanced it can throw the whole body into a tailspin. Reflexology treats the body as a cohesive system bringing the body’s systems back into balance allowing the body’s natural healing energy to flow.
Michelle Haché is a certified reflexologist with the Ontario College of Reflexology a Registered Reflexology Practitioner with the Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario, a Reiki practitioner as well as a fitness and birth professional in Burlington, ON. She teaches fitness classes for the City of Burlington; along with her work at Birth Beginnings she has been able to make positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of many. She is passionate about her job because she recognizes her small acts have a huge impact on the individuals and therefore the families and communities she works with.