Back pain can affect people of all ages from teenagers to the elderly and is the single leading cause of disability preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease and arthritis can result in back pain. Back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and ligaments in our backs work and connect together. It can be relieved with Reflexology. Indeed, Reflexology can be effective in reducing the severity of chronic back pain from moderate to mild for instance.
In Reflexology, feet represent a small map of the whole body on which each organ and each body part is reflected. The areas corresponding to the different parts of the body on the legs are comparable to their places on the body. By applying pressure on specific reflex areas in the feet, for the spine, the shoulders, the upper back, it’s possible to soothe back pain. Some points can be continuously massaged using thumbs and other points using fingers. For instance, points on the lower arch edge of the foot can be gently pressed to relieve pain in the lumbar region. Pain is relieved through relaxation of muscles, blood circulation increase and waste removal resulting from the metabolism.
It may take several sessions of Reflexology to efficiently treat back pain. Added benefits of Reflexology sessions include anxiety reduction, stress relief and sleep improvements. Feel free to book your next session of Reflexology for Back Pain Relief with us using our booking system below.