Not sleeping? Reflexology can help you!!
It’s terribly hard to struggle with continued lack of sleep. It leaves you feeling horribly fatigued, brain foggy, irritable and just down right miserable. Insomnia can be debilitating and will affect us on a physical and emotional level with days feeling endless as you try and function as well as you possibly can and be as present as your body and mind will allow you as you fight the exhaustion.
A good night’s sleep is imperative for good health. While we sleep our body repairs and regenerates tissue, builds bones and muscle and strengthens the immune system. This is why often, if we have been experiencing long periods of insomnia, we may become ill. Emotionally, good quality sleep helps relieve stress and anxiety and boosts brain function. Lack of sleep has been known to push people over the edge and has been used as a form of torture throughout time.
One of the side effects of a reflexology treatment is a good night’s sleep. It has an immediate positive effect on the circulatory and nervous system, ensuring oxygen is delivered to all cells of the body and the parasympathetic nervous system is switched on. That’s the opposite of Fight Flight, known as Rest and Relaxation. Just the thing we want switched on when struggling with the symptoms and stress of sleeplessness.
There are certain reflexes on the feet that need to be focused on to regulate the sleep cycle; these being the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the adrenal glands and thyroid gland as well as the solar plexus to calm you down and encourage deeper breathing. Not only that, but the time of night you are waking relates to a meridian that I would also stimulate during a treatment. An example of this is the Lung/Colon Meridian. The lungs and the colon receive their Chi energy between 3am and 5am, so waking during this time could mean there are congestions along that meridian that need to be cleared. It may also mean that you are struggling with grief, sadness or worry, all being emotions that can be managed through regular reflexology treatments encouraging deeper and more restful sleep.
Wishing you all a restful night of deep sleep!