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Reflexology For A Restful Nights Sleep

The important function of Reflexology is to activate and harmonize your body's own life forces and healing powers.

Insomnia affects one out of ten Americans.  If  you are reading this, chances are you don't need me to define it.  But for others, habitual sleeplessness is insomnia. 

Studies have shown that 50 percent of insomnia cases can be attributed to depression and  psychological disorders, such as anxiety, stress or grief.  It can also result from a wider variety of causes as arthritis, asthma, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, digestive system disorders, kidney and heart disease, muscle aches or just simple  pain.

It is also known that certain drugs such as many of the commonly used anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, appetite suppressants, beta-blockers for high blood pressure and the decongestant pseudo ephedrine (it is in most cold and allergy medications) contribute to insomnia.

One of the preferred options, to drug intervention for insomnia is Reflexology.  The results from Reflexology is not immediate, but over a period of time. Your feet are the basic assessment tool and the communicator of the rest of your body. 

By applying pressure to specific areas of the foot, I can break up stress  patterns in parts of the body inducing a state of deep relaxation. With over 7,000 nerve receptors in each foot stimulation and therapeutic movement activates responses throughout the nervous system. 

The results have wide effects on the body such as improved circulation, enhanced lymphatic movement and increased serotonin levels which reduces the chemical messenger of  pain.Reflexology is not a cure, but, a form of natural healing which has been practiced fro centuries.  This therapy can be traced back to the Chinese, the ancient Indians and the Egyptians. There is scientific research that supports this therapy based on the premise there are zones and reflex points  in the feet that correspond to the entire body. 

The important function of Reflexology is to activate and harmonize your body's own life forces and healing powers. Wishing you a good nights sleep!For more information please visit www.reflexolgoyhealthllc.com

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