Anyone who has suffered from back, leg, hip or sciatic pain will know how debilitating and agonising it can be.
Pain that travels from the lower back or from the hip through the back part of the thigh to the lower part of the leg or to the foot is often very indicative of sciatica.
Sciatica can range from a simple dull ache to severe electric like shocks. The pain can be so bad that the patient may hardly be able to walk or stand or get out of bed.
Reflexology is able to treat back, leg and hip pain very effectively and also rectify the compression or irritation on the sciatic nerve.
Another great benefit of using reflexology is strengthening the patient's constitution in order to prevent further recurrence.
While Reflexology is very beneficial for sciatic pain relief, it has the added benefit of deeply relaxing the body and releasing stress.
There are approximately 7000 nerve endings in each foot. Reflexology stimulates these nerves and the central nervous system, which in turn interrupts or alters the way pain is felt.
As a result, reflexology has a role in pain treatment allowing you to deeply relax, breaking the cycle of pain, anxiety and stress that feed into each other as the body's own healing abilities begin to take over.
Peripheral Neuropathy caused by damage to the nerve endings will also benefit from a professional reflexology treatment.
After a reflexology session the whole body will feel deeply relaxed, rejuvenated and energised.