Almost everyone has suffered
from headaches and can sympathize with how they can put a damper on your
day. Headaches can be triggered by a
number of different causes. Stress,
anxiety, lack of sleep, hormone imbalances, eyestrain, neck problems and sinus
congestion can all be factors for a headache. Reflexology can help alleviate
some or all of these symptoms! A
reflexology session may alleviate a headache by releasing tension around the
cervical spine, reducing stress, improving circulation and nerve function, and
assisting the body in maintaining homeostasis.
When using reflexology to help
with your headaches, it’s important to try and understand why you are having
the headache. Is it hormonal? Or, is it
sinus related or due to eye strain? Once
you can pinpoint a specific trigger, you can more effectively use reflexology
to help by focusing on specific reflexes.
The big toe is the direct
reflex for the brain/head. So it’s wise
to work the big toe aka Hallux for any headache. In fact, working ALL of the toes is a good
idea. The toes hold the reflexes for the
brain, sinuses, eyes, ears, face, throat, and the lymph nodes from the neck up. Releasing tension in these areas would
greatly help if suffering from a headache.
Along with working the direct
reflexes associated with the head, it is helpful to work secondary reflexes
that are associated to any areas that could be contributing to the
headache. For example, if the headache
is hormonal related, working the endocrine system reflexes and reproductive
reflexes would be beneficial. If it is
stress related, work the solar plexus reflexes and adrenal reflexes. Lung reflexes are always helpful to release
tension in the chest and promote deep breathing and relaxation.
A full reflexology session that works all the
reflexes is the most beneficial for stopping a headache in its tracks. The next
time you see your reflexology therapist; ask them to show you the different
reflex points and techniques to help alleviate your headaches!
Thank you for visiting Reflexology by
Katie and letting me share the benefits of reflexology with you! I hope
you enjoyed it! It is my goal that everyone who has a reflexology treatment
should leave physically and mentally relaxed and refreshed. I am pleased
to be providing reflexology therapy to Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode