We’re sure you’ve heard all about positive thinking as some kind of panacea for modern life – it’s the subject of a million and one Facebook memes and most weeks there’s a new book on the shelves of Amazon telling us all that if we think positive we can have anything we want.
It seems a bit far-fetched to think happy thoughts when you’ve just had the letter from the bank about your overdraft limit, the baby’s crying and the car just failed its MOT. How do you think positive, send out upbeat vibes to the universe and attract good things when your mood is darker than a bar of 85% cocoa chocolate and all you want to do is run off to a desert island?
When you find yourself hunched up in that state of stress, it puts your body under physical strain and sends you off into a humdinger of a bad mood. It’s hard to tell which comes first but you’ll chase yourself around in a circle if you don’t resolve the situation.
Science and medicine tell us all the time that most diseases are caused by stress. Without resorting to extreme measures, or medicating your anxiety away, you can deal with the problem at its root with the help of reflexology.
A reflexology session gives you a chance to relax, and get the pressure points on your feet massaged, which will benefit your whole body and not just your bad mood. Relaxing your physical body starts a chain reaction that leads your mind into a state of blissful relaxation and kicks off some of the body’s own healing mechanisms.
It’s not just hearsay and a case of having your feet rubbed for a bit making you feel better. There have been some pretty impressive results from studies, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health in the US that have confirmed reflexology as an effective way to manage pain, enhance relaxation, sleep, and even help reduce the symptoms of psychological conditions like anxiety and depression.
One of the four top benefits of a reflexology session is pure relaxation – it’s been proved to change the alpha and theta waves, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety levels. That’s going to put you in a more positive frame of mind, so you can start thinking positively and are in a much better place to deal with failed MOT’s, fractious children and anything else that life throws at you…
So, what are you waiting for? Give reflexology a try.
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