Can Reflexology aid in Weight Loss?
As a Certified Reflexology Practitioner, I've been asked (more than once), if Reflexology can help you lose weight. It's a great question! When we realize holistic practice looks at the person as a whole, and not just one specific issue, we understand that a healthy lifestyle includes may different approaches and ways to bring wellness to the body. Weight loss is just one benefit, among many, when we start making healthy choices.
Reflexology is a great complimentary way to help us in our journey to wellness. There are a few ways that reflexology could be a great addition to your weight loss journey:
Since Reflexology works in balancing the systems, metabolism is a great place to start. An efficient metabolism is needed to lose fat & NOT muscle, and working those reflex points for the metabolism could give it the balanced boost your body needs for a healthier metabolic rate.
Weight Gain has been found to be linked to stress. When you're in fight or flight mode, your body starts to store calories, thinking it's in survival mode. If you're in a state of chronic stress, weight gain could be a possible symptom. Reflexology is an amazing way to reduce stress in the body, and put you in a deep relaxed state, so the stress mode can be "turned off". This in essence would be helpful as one of the complimentary tools in your journey for health, wellness, and weightloss. There are multiple reflex areas, and systems that are worked to reduce stress in the body.
Fluid Retention is a very common cause for weight gain in some people, for various reasons. Reflexology is a great complimentary way to aid in flushing toxins out of the body. Working different reflexes, such as the liver, lungs, kidney, digestive tract, skin, and the lymphatic system, will only help in flushing toxins out.
There are so many great modalities that can be added to help you in your journey to a much healthier you. The key is to add multiple tools to your toolbelt of healthier living. If you'd like to try reflexology to gain wellness in your life, contact your local reflexologist. That could be me, if you are in my tri county area :) Find out more about reflexology, here: www.peacerootsreflexology.com
Kat Romett is a Mobile Certified Reflexology Practitioner, musician, & mother of 2 boys. She, and her family currently reside in Montgomery County, PA. Through her journey with parenting a child with special needs, Kat has learned the importance of self care & holistic health. She sees the benefits reflexology has in creating peace in the body, which in turn creates peace in stress-filled environments. Kat has a special interest in working with caretakers, missionaries and women in various fields. She hopes to work on more children with special needs in the future, as she sees the benefit reflexology has in those with high anxiety and other related conditions.
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