Through the years I have specialized in the digestive system and the challenges that can come from an imbalance in this area of the body. Reflexology has an amazing ability to rebalance the digestive system and thus support the body to heal. I have treated many clients with these challenges to great success and would be happy to speak to you about how Reflexology might help you.
Reflexology can be a huge support for these digestive challanges:
• Acid reflux or heartburn, this can be deeply uncomfortable as digestive juices come up into the esophagus.
• Celiac known as a disease that causes both an abnormal reaction to gluten foods and a causation of malabsorption, or inability to properly absorb nutrients. Reflexology for this condition is often to help support the entire body to promote widespread healing after a gluten-free diet has commenced.
• Constipation probably the most common issue a Reflexologist sees related to digestive health. Plan for a series of treatments, especially if this has been a chronic or long-standing condition.
• Crohn’s Disease a painful inflammatory disorder of the small and large intestines. Very gentle Reflexology should be applied on person’s with this disease, shorter more frequent sessions may be most helpful.
• Diarrhea very loose bowel movements can be a sign of a virus or infection so be sure to rule that out if the condition has been ongoing for more than 24 hours. The practitioner will use a gentler form of Reflexology on the feet so as not to exacerbate the condition.
• Diverticular Disease this is a combination of diverticulosis, a condition where small pouches form in the colon wall, and diverticulitis, the result of inflammation of those pockets. Gentle Reflexology techniques should be applied, emphasizing the reflex points for the digestive and immune systems.
• Gallstones these small pebble-like substances can be caused by too high cholesterol, hereditary blood disorders or biliary tract infections. The practitioner should use gentle pressure techniques to the gallbladder reflex as this point can be very sensitive on the client with gallstones.
• Hemorrhoids this painful inflammatory condition affects the veins around the anus and lower rectum. A Reflexologist will emphasize points for the pelvic floor and be very thorough over the digestive system. Sometimes this is tied in with the complaint of constipation but be sure to let your Reflexologist know at your next visit.
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome a collection of symptoms, IBS, may cause cramping and diarrhea during or following a meal. A series of Reflexology sessions should be planned for conditions such as these that have unexplained sources or causes.
I was very unwell with Ulcerative Colitis. I went to Janice over a period of a year and found that the reflexology greatly helped in my healing process. Not only do I believe the reflexology treated the disease directly but also had a stress reducing, calming effect from which I benefitted greatly.
A Stonham. London. UK.