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A look at the potential benefits offered by reflexology

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Reflexology is a complementary therapy that has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and balance throughout the body. The therapy involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears, which correspond to different organs and systems in the body. Reflexology has many benefits, and research has shown that it can be effective for a wide range of conditions.


Benefits of reflexology

Reflexology can help promote relaxation and reduce stress. This, in turn, can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing and improve sleep. Reflexology can help improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body which can help improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, which can improve pain and promote overall health and wellbeing.


Reflexology can help support the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing toxins and waste from the body. This can help improve overall health and reduce the risk of illness.


Reflexology treatment can help balance hormones by stimulating the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing and regulating hormones. This can be helpful for conditions such as PMS, menopause, and thyroid disorders. Reflexology can also help improve digestion by stimulating the digestive system and promoting circulation. This can be helpful for conditions such as constipation, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome.


Whether you are looking to reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce pain, or support your overall health and wellbeing, reflexology can be a helpful complementary therapy.


If you are considering a reflexology treatment, it is advisable to consult with a fully qualified and experienced reflexologist who can assess your needs and provide appropriate recommendations based on your individual circumstances.


Avoca Wellness at Whelehans Pharmacy

Sarah Totney is a qualified Reflexologist with Avoca Wellness and is an accredited member of the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute. Avoca Wellness is operated by Declan and Sarah (both qualified healthcare professionals) and situated in the tranquillity of their 2nd floor therapy room at Whelehans Pharmacy, 38 Pearse Street, Mullingar. They specialise in massage including Indian head massage and reflexology. Book an appointment on the Whelehans Website or Tel 0852640670 or check

Next week...I will discuss the benefits of reflexology in easing menopause symptoms.

Thanks to Sarah Totney from Avoca Wellness for information for this article.

Disclaimer: Reflexology is not an alternative to medical assessment and treatment for any condition with a healthcare professional.

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