10th December 2018 
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Anxiety and reflexology

The following wording has been prepared by therapy websites, to describe the range of therapies offered by therapy websites clients, in this case anxiety and reflexology. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society

Reflexology is a therapy that involves applying pressure to points on the feet and hands with the aim of stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms and alleviating imbalances in the body. It is known to bring about improvements to emotional health via the calming and relaxing effect of the treatment, which can lead to a greater sense of overall wellbeing. For this reason, if you are looking for options to help with anxiety, then reflexology may be for you. Reflexologists who may have the necessary experience you require are available in Bath, Droitwich and Islington.

As a complementary therapy, reflexology can also help alongside other therapies. For example it may be that you feel it necessary to see a counsellor, to discuss your anxiety, especially if it has become a chronic problem for you. Many people do combine these therapies, and your counsellor may even recommend reflexology to supplement the work you are doing with them. If instead you don't feel that counselling is necessary, or perhaps not yet, then you may wish to contact a reflexologist for a course of treatment, and see how you respond. There are reflexologists available in Wells, Northampton and Blackburn.

Some anxieties may only apply in limited situations, such as social anxiety. If, however, your anxiety is more generally felt, it can be very detrimental to overall physical as well as mental health. As the body prepares to deal with a perceived threat (the fight or flight response), it raises blood pressure and heart rate. Sweating increases as does blood flow to the major muscle groups. The body will also inhibit the action of your immune system and digestive system in order to prioritise other areas that are needed to respond to this "threat". Reflexologists who may have the necessary experience you require and are sympathetic towards these distressing conditions are located in Wrexham, High Wycombe and Northampton.

Whilst this heightened state of alert is safe and normal for brief periods, it is not your body's normal, natural and relaxed state. The aim of reflexology is to restore this natural balance. As an individualised and holistic therapy, different people will respond differently to treatments. If you would like to speak to a reflexologist to discuss your anxiety and what benefits you might be expected to get from a course of treatment, there are therapists available in Exeter, Horsham and Bromley.

Reflexology is a complementary therapy which has been practised in various forms for hundreds of years. It promotes relaxation and a sense of wellbeing, and so may offer relief to sufferers of anxiety. Different reflexologists may attempt slightly different treatments depending upon their assessment of your symptoms.