What is Insomnia?
Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, can be a very debilitating illness where people have trouble sleeping. Insomnia can effect different people different ways. It can prevent the person from getting off to sleep, or effects the individual by not being able to stay asleep as long as desired. Lack of sleep really effects people’s ability to function.
Reflexology and Insomnia
Reflexology is used to treat a range of ailments. Following treatments, clients have often commented about what an amazing sleep they had that night. This is due to the deep relaxation that is obtained during a reflexology treatment. Reflexology treats the person as a whole and in doing so, balances and harmonises lots of imbalances that the person is often unaware of. Insomnia can often just be one aspect of the person’s symptoms that are presented, but there may be more underlying issues for why they are experiencing difficulty sleeping. Everyday pressures from life, family issues, financial strains, addictions and illnesses are just a few examples of why people experience difficulty sleeping. Often help with these problems, help to promote a health sleep pattern.
During the first reflexology treatment, a full consultation is obtained to get a better understanding why someone might be experiencing deprivation of sleep. During the treatment all areas of the body will be taken in to account (on the feet), and some special attention will be considered to help assist better sleep.
Lots of research has been done into the effects of Reflexology on an insomnia patient. Here are a couple of articles I found quite relevant and interesting to read.
This article was published in the telegraph in 2008;
Daily Mail article where someone tries Reflexology to help with Insomnia;
If you would like a reflexology treatment or know of someone who may benefit from reflexology, please don’t hesitate to contact me.