The Little Pigs have treated hundreds of feet with reflexology in North London and offered pig me up treatments at festivals and events around the country. There are hundreds of reasons why someone might choose to seek out a reflexologist and every pair of feet is totally unique, but here are some of the most common health concerns that we work with:
1. Reflexology for Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are so prevalent in our society that we almost think of them as normal, but they're not. If you are suffering from ongoing every day stress due to work or lifestyle, then you are putting your body under an immense strain. When you're stressed, all of the body's natural resources go towards dealing with the stress factors and your everyday maintenance and repaid ability is reduced. If this continues long term it can lead to severe side effects and illness. Reflexology and massage are a great way of managing and reducing stress and the stress hormone, cortisol. You may also want to try meditation or mindfulness.
Many of our clients at This Little Piggy Reflexology are in the second or third trimester or pregnancy. During pregnancy your body goes through a lot of changes both physically and hormonally. Reflexology can help to support you through various discomforts including breast development, insomnia, digestive disruption and back pain. It can also help to balance hormone levels before birth and during the first few weeks after baby arrives.
3. Reflexology for Fertility and Conception
Thanks to its balancing properties, main believe that reflexology can be a big help when trying to conceive. As well as the physical support, reflexology can support fertility simply by reducing stress and inducing a relaxed state. The stress of trying to conceive can actually be extremely counter-productive. Scheduling activities that are all about you and your peace of mind and relaxation can be a big help.
Women in particular can struggle with several symptoms that can be attributed to imbalanced hormones. These include headaches, acne, mood swings and changing appetite among many others. Reflexologists attempt to balance the entire hormone system to restore balance and allow the body to start healing itself. This usually requires an ongoing series of treatments.
5. Reflexology for Colds & Flu
Winter colds and flu can seriously impact your daily life and leave you feeling run down and exhausted. Reflexology can help you to clear your sinuses, boost your immune system and support the lymphatic system as it battles to clear the infection.
Reflexology can be used for a huge variety of health issues and concerns, and it's also snout-rageously relaxing and soothing for anyone at any time. Drop by one of our studios for some reflexology in North London and try it out for yourself!