THE REASONS WHY SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN SHOULD USE REFLEXOLOGY!

  1. HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY SPORTSPERSONS SHOULD USE REFLEXOLOGY;
  • According to research at Bonash University in Australia, Reflexology can remove lactic acid from the legs four times faster than massage.
  • Reflexology can increase blood circulation to an injured area of the body, so it helps to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself and can promote faster recovery from injuries.
  • Reflexology can help to address pain. Athletes who experience pain have found great relief from the pain to the extent that it does not prevent them from participating from week to week.
  • A Reflexology treatment helps to promote deep relaxation and improved sleep patterns. Many sportspersons find Reflexology useful to ease nervousness and achieve better sleep patterns prior to an event.
  • Injuries do occur in sport, but the use of Reflexology alongside conventional medicine, physiotherapy and massage may enhance the healing and reduce recovery time.
  • Inflammation may be reduced quicker with less need for medication.

 

  1. WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

Therapeutic Reflexology is a therapy that works through the reflexes in the feet enabling the body to heal itself. Following stress, injury, illness or disease the body is in a state of imbalance and vital energy pathways are blocked. This prevents the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

A reflexologist uses fingers to apply pressure to the reflexes in the feet. Sensitive, trained fingers and thumbs can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore energy flow to the whole body. Tensions are eased and circulation and elimination are improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.

Reflexology is suitable for;

  • stress related conditions
  • sports injuries
  • sleep disorders
  • preventative therapy
  • acute and chronic conditions.

Reflexology can bring about a positive outlook to a sportspersons overall physical health, performance and emotional wellbeing. This is achieved by helping to relax and recover faster from surgery and injury.