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Winter is coming: Reflexology vs the winter blues

Winter is coming: Reflexology vs the winter blues

22nd May 2017

May is here and we are probably all starting to feel the effects of the drop in temperature, which will only increase as the weather turns colder: we are feeling sluggish, becoming less active, feeling the urge to eat more, and basically just wanting to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of something hot. As winter sets in, many of us will start feeling more aches and pains as our cold, inactive muscles cramp up; and let’s not forget the onset of colds and flu.

So what can we do about it?

Reflexology is a great way to battle winter blues. An hour-long foot massage that works on all the body systems via reflex points (similar to acupressure points), reflexology aims to rebalance and lift. The treatment stimulates circulation throughout the body, generating warmth – particularly good for those with cold hands and feet. Achy muscles and joints will benefit too as sluggish blood flows improves.
Arthritis sufferers, who generally feel an increase in symptoms during the colder months, will also benefit from the warming effects of improved circulation. Reflexology may further assist by lowering inflammation and assisting with pain management of achy joints.

For those who suffer from yearly colds or flu, the immune system may need a boost. Reflexology helps with this by stimulating the lymphatic system, which carries infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body and clears away waste and toxins. With regular treatment, reflexology may act as a preventative measure keeping those coughs and colds away.

So instead of giving in to the winter blues, try reflexology to give yourself an all-round boost. Even your mood will improve, as reflexology treatments can be deeply relaxing; and besides, having your feet pampered is a very effective antidote to gloomy moods. With regular treatment feelings of wellbeing will increase, and who knows? Maybe you can kiss those winter blues goodbye.