For back pain you’re probably ready to do anything for relief – this hand reflexology sequence may or may not be the placebo effect but it won’t hurt to try, From reflexologist Michele Stevens
Did you know that any tension in your feet, your hands and your face could affect what’s going on in other areas of your body? Your body is made up of bone, tissues, nerves, tendons, muscles and nerve endings are found all over the body.
Whether it be aches and pains, built up tension or even sleeping problems, reflexologist Michele Stevens will guide you through self massage techniques to tackle some of the most frequent issues we all struggle with.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is more than just a foot/hand or face massage – Michele calls reflexology the reboot button for the body – similar to turning the computer on & off – it allows you the time and space to let the body heal and relax.
The human body is a wonderful machine that will heal itself if given the time and space and help to do so.
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has been practised for over 5000 years. It is a non-intrusive complimentary therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, face and hands correspond with different areas of the body and that working on these reflex points stimulates the nervous system and opens the energy pathways that may be blocked or congested.
Helping to aid with relaxation and reducing the negative effects of stress on the body, helping to improve overall wellbeing.
Hand reflexology – Back, neck and shoulder problems sequence
- Diaphragm – Using the thumb of the other hand, work across the palm of your hand by pressing from on side to the other and repeat three times. Working this point helps to release tension held in the whole body.
2.Neck and spine – Using the thumb of the other hand, press and circle down the thumb stopping at the wrist and repeat this move three times. Working any areas that are sensitive can help to reduce pain, tension or muscle spasms in the back and neck.
3. Shoulders – Using two fingers and thumb of the other hand press gently in a claw motion and press gently on the hand below the little finger and alternate from back and front of the hand. Repeat this movement three times. Working this area may help to reduce tension and pain in the shoulders.
With all the reflexology points, whether to the Hands, Feet or Face drink plenty of water to aid with the removal of toxins and to help stay hydrated. Used on a regular basis, reflexology will help you to feel better from the inside out.
For more about Michele and to book an appointment, visit Wellness by Michele Holistic Therapies here
Michele Stevens is fully qualified and a member of the Association of Reflexologists and Registered with Complimentary & Natural HealthCare Council (CNHC) fro Reflexology. I am a Colour Mirror Practitioner.
When you have treatments with me, you will feel safe and nurtured and know that I put you and your interests at the heart of my treatments; and it’s wonderful to know that for that time, no one can disturb you for anything.