Supporting Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Mindful reflexology is a form of reflexology, which works to help with stress and anxiety relief and to support clients with depression. The reflexology session includes advanced techniques, with moves which are designed to ease stress and promote deep relaxation.
Self-help tips and advice will be offered, which could help you deal with everyday stresses and anxieties in the future.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience some form of stress, anxiety or depression each year.
Stress in itself is not a problem and our bodies are well equipped to deal with it provided it is short term. It is when the pressure becomes long term that it starts to have a detrimental impact on an individual.
Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal however people with a generalised anxiety disorder find it hard to control their worries which is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems with concentration, and muscular tension.
The term depression is used to describe a range of moods ranging from low spirits to more severe mood problems that interfere with everyday life. It is characterised by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration. It can be long-lasting or recurrent, substantially impairing an individual’s ability to function at work or school, or to cope with daily life.
How Can Reflexology Help?
By relaxing and restoring nerve pathways signals to the brain and spinal cord.
Balancing any hormonal disruption caused by the endocrine system which can cause low mood.
Working the Limbic system which controls how the brain retains information and memories. (PTSD & anxiety)
Relaxing and improving the gut function which can be effected by raised cortisol levels (stress, anxiety ) or reduced serotonin levels (depression).
Improving how we breath by releasing any tension held throughout our lungs, intercostal muscles and diaphragm through times of stress; thus aiding relaxation and receiving higher amounts of oxygen to all areas of the body.
Mindfulness meditation is based on Buddihist techniques which can help people change the way they think and feel about their experiences , especially stressful experiences.
Mindfulness aims to achieve a relaxed, non- judgemental awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations.
The benefits of Mindfulness include a better ability to cope with stress and anxiety, improved sleep, an ability to relax and an ability to become kind towards ourselves and others.
As a touch therapy, Reflexology and Mindfulness go well together as it is the perfect opportunity to allow your mind to be in the moment.
A bespoke individualised Mindfulness plan will be created for you to follow with a varied selection of self help techniques to continue the positive effects of the treatment at home.