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Hand Reflexology: What It Is And How It Will Help You

Do you feel out of sync with your body, needing a general overall refresh to get yourself feeling more like you? If you do, you’re in luck because we can help. We offer a range of massaging sessions including reflexology to help improve your well being. But what exactly is hand reflexology, what are the benefits and is it safe? Continue reading to discover more and see if this treatment is right for you…

What Is Hand Reflexology? 

Hand reflexology is a massaging technique which works by applying pressure to reflex points within the hands. These reflex points are believed to be connected to other parts of the body, so as massaging occurs, it ensures that the whole body is treated during the reflexology session. You can read more on reflexology as a whole in one of our other blogs… 

Benefits Of Hand Reflexology… 

There are a whole host of benefits of reflexology, with one of the main ones being relaxation. This is because it strengthens the connection between mind and body, which relieves stress for promoting deep relaxation. 

Reflexology also works to alleviate aches and pains throughout the body such as headaches, back and shoulder pain and more. It can have a significant positive effect on those with certain medical conditions. 

Gently working to relieve lactic acid build up, it promotes healing which is great for those who enjoy working out to help speed up recovery time. There is a huge range of other benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Corrects physical imbalances
  • Eases anxiety
  • Reduced tiredness
  • Regulated blood flow
  • Relieved sinuses

Is Hand Reflexology Safe?

Generally, hand reflexology is very safe and effective. However, there are a few cautions to beware of before having a session. For example, reflexology isn’t recommended during pregnancy as it can trigger early contractions. If you’re unsure if it’s safe for you or you have any concerns, you should discuss this with your reflexologist or with your doctor prior to treatment. 

Hand Reflexology Or Foot Reflexology: Which Is Better?

Hand reflexology can be just as effective as foot reflexology, whilst often remaining more convenient too. The reflex points within your hands are a lot deeper than in the feet, so more pressure must be applied during hand reflexology to get the same results. If you have decided you want to visit a hand reflexologist for a session but unsure where to look, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at the Northwich Foot Clinic, we offer hand reflexology sessions which you can book online, or call us for more information on 01606 45077.

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