By Lucy Staves, Registered Reflexology Therapist
Why Use Reflexology for A Healthy Skin?
Reflexology is the study of reflexes. A Reflexology treatment is a natural therapy that is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hand and feet that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. Since the skin is the largest organ in the body, Reflexology is the perfect complementary therapy to help keep it healthy and vibrant.
How Does Reflexology Help?
Through the application of massage and acupressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can:
- Reduce tension
- Improve circulation
- Support the body’s natural efforts to function optimally
There are many reasons why we can have trouble with our skin, but some common causes can include stress, hormonal imbalances, diet and lifestyle, and general wellness. When looking to improve the health of your skin it is important to look at all these factors. Reflexology can be used to support your goals for a healthier skin by helping to reduce stress, increase blood flow, and encourage the removal of toxins and waste from the body.
Finding The Underlying Cause
When working with a new client, I always offer a consultation to understand what might be causing their skin problem, and then use that information to select the best reflex points to work on for them. Here are some common reflex points that I might choose to help manage skin problems and support healthier skin:
- The adrenal glands for reducing inflammation and itching,
- The thyroid gland for hormonal balance,
- The liver for removal of infection and toxins,
- The gallbladder for revitalizing the digestive system and assisting with removal of waste,
- The pituitary gland for hormone secretion, boosting absorption of vitamins and minerals, and for better blood flow,
- And the solar plexus to balance emotions and reduce stress.
Customizing Your Treatment Plan
If you would like to try Reflexology to help manage a skin problem or to boost the overall health of your skin, then I would be happy to tailor a treatment plan for you, based on your individual health history and wellness goals. You can book an appointment using our online booking system, email us, or call us at 905-825-8848. Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment that requires you to only remove your shoes and socks. Then you lie down and relax in our dimly lit treatment room, listening to soft music, and enjoying complete calm and peacefulness. Your skin will thank you for it!
As a Registered Reflexology Therapist, I see clients from all walks of life. Some of my areas of interest and expertise include stress management, fertility (including infertility, pregnancy and post-partum, peri-menopause and menopause), and sleep problems. Life is busy – we tend to take on too much and put ourselves at the bottom of a very long to-do list. But we can only give so much, and self-care is incredibly important for the body to function at its optimum level.