Reflexology has been well documented by science to relieve symptoms of depression. Read on for more information.
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy whose principles are based on the reflexive action of organs, tissues, glands and other body parts. This reflex action is triggered by pressure applied to certain points on the feet and hands that correspond with to other zones in the body. By massaging or applying pressure to these specific points, the reflexologist is enabled to release any blocked energy flow that may be causing any state of disease, such as depression.
Depression, often referred to as clinical depression, is a mental illness that entails an overwhelming sense of sadness, loss and hopelessness. Bouts of the condition may span from weeks to years, and may sometimes cause the sufferer to despair so greatly they no longer want to live.
Reflexology works to relieve symptoms of depression by stimulating specific acupressure points/nerve endings in the feet and hands, which in turn:
A reflexologist may also examine your feet’s colour, condition and appearance in order to potentially identify the root cause of the problem. It may also be used personally and practiced on oneself at home to combat symptoms of Depression.
In order to relieve symptoms of depression, a reflexologist may look to stimulate points that:
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