Who would have guessed that our feet hold the secret to good health and long life! Those poor little tootsies, that we cram into tight shoes and run around on all day, are actually little miracle cures.
If you live in Melbourne, the chances are you have tried reflexology before, as the city is blessed with a number of excellent practitioners. If you haven't yet tried it, a quick scroll through our directory will get you started.
Whilst reflexology falls within the realm of alternative therapies, it is well researched and found to deliver real benefits when done professionally. It's pretty much a given that reflexology is great from relieving depression and anxiety, and improving sleep. But what of other medical conditions?
In a controlled study of cancer patients, research showed that the group receiving regular reflexology showed 100% improvement in appearance, appetite, digestion, mood, nausea and sleep.
Another study, on Type 2 Diabetes sufferers, showed improvements in pain reduction and glycemic control.
What this does is show that reflexology in Melbourne is ideal for a very wide range of people, from those seeking a simple relaxation therapy to those battling chronic diseases.
Reflexology works by applying pressure to specific points on our hands and feet, and sometimes our ears. Reflexologists say these points correspond with different body systems and organs. It sounds simple, but is actually very specific and requires expert training and experience to get it right.
The overall aim of reflexology is to restore balance and harmony to the body. Therapists tell us it takes you to a deep level of relaxation, balancing our emotions and producing a calm mind. As we rush around the office here at BookWell in a mad frenzy, that sounds just amazing!
When you consider just how frantic life is for most people these days, a regular reflexology session should definitely be in your diary!