Dizzy on Complementary Therapies: Reflexology

Me and Dizzy are on a mini mission to try different complementary therapies at the moment, to see which ones work best to help with our overall health and well being!

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We had our first session on Monday. 🙂 I went with the full attention of just trying a massage but ended up with a reflexology!

What is reflexology:

Reflexology works on the principle that areas and points on the feet, hands and ears link to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these points it sends out energy and helps restore balance in the body.

How does reflexology work:

Reflexology works by pressure being applied to certain points and areas on the feet, hands and ears. Mine was just on my feet!

How can reflexology help MS?

For me it was to help balance my body out and reduce anxiety. People have also reported it helping with pain, fatigue, numbness, tingling, depression, spasms, bladder symptoms, muscle strength and spasticity.

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It was only my first session so I can’t say too much yet on the benefits but it was a very relaxing hour and my anxiety was pretty much gone for the rest of the day! I haven’t had any tingling or numbness in my feet since either. 🙂 In a few weeks me and Dizzy are trying the hot stone massage but we will definitely be having more reflexology in the future. 🙂

Have you tried any complimentary therapies and what benefits did you have from them? xxx

41 thoughts on “Dizzy on Complementary Therapies: Reflexology

  1. jjtm4 says:

    I get a deep tissue massage every 4-9 weeks. It seems to really help muscle tightness and tingling! I’ve also had good results with lavendar on the bottom of my feet. 🙂

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      That sounds great with the deep tissue massage and I’m glad you get positive results with it! 🙂 I’m looking forward to my hot stone one in a few weeks. How does the lavender work? What do you do with it? xxx

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      • jjtm4 says:

        I’ve not tried the hot stone massage, but it sounds lovely! I rub a few drops of the lavender directly from the bottle on the bottom of my feet usually before bed to help relax myself. I also occasionally put a few drops of the essential oil “Stress Away” on the insides of my wrists. I’m still learning all the ins and outs of Aromatherapy.

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      • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

        Thank you, I might give that a try! I have been using lavender on my pillow at night to help with sleep, but never on my feet. Having some on the insides of your wrists sounds lovely. It’s something I’m only just starting to learn about. xxx

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  2. anne leueen says:

    I have deep tissue massage and that keeps me going with my riding. I’ve had both hips replaced and two abdominal surgeries so there is scar tissue here and there and the massage really helps me to keep the muscles from knotting up. and being painful.

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  3. geekkat says:

    Anything that will help your nerves and anxiety is a good thing. Once before the kids were born I did a complimentary deep massage. I was so relaxed and in bliss the rest of the day…lol!

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  4. Vix Edwards says:

    Love this blog! I am a qualified reflexologist but had to retired at the sweet old age of 32 due to my MS & fibro!
    What I would recommend is sticking with the reflexology and not mixing therapies together until you’ve given one of them the chance. You’ll need at least 3-4 reflexology sessions before you can decide whether it’s for you or not. Enjoy 😎

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