Spinal reflexology is a non-invasive powerful treatment based on stimulating the spinal reflexes through the feet.
The spinal chord runs from the brain to the lumbosacral part of the spine and is around 17 inches long with more than 10 billion nerve cells. Nerve cells act like relay runners passing information on to the next one until it reaches the brain or the part of the body in question.
A nerve root exits through the vertebrae to reach specific organs and muscles. When spinal nerve roots are under pressure it can affect the organ or part of the body the nerve root serves preventing it from functioning correctly.
By stimulating the reflexes between each vertebrae it is possible to identify nerve roots that are sensitive and causing imbalances within the body. Through stimulation we can open up these pathways to bring the body back into balance.
Some examples of how stimulating certain vertebrae can benefit other parts of the body are:
Stimulating C1 can help relieve headaches, migraines and sleeping conditions as it is connected to the blood supply in our head and the sympathetic nervous system
Stimulating T6 can relieve stomach or digestive related conditions as it is connected to the stomach and digestive system.
Stimulating T9 and opening up these pathways can help lift mood and reduce depression as it is connected to the adrenal glands.
Stimulating L3 can help relieve menstrual and bladder conditions as well as supporting conception as it is linked to our reproductive system, uterus and bladder
Benefits of this specialised treatment include:
- Promotion of self-healing
- Better absorption and distribution of analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents
- Increasing blood flow and circulation helping to reduce swelling and inflammation
- Regular treatments may prevent the need to solely depend on NSAIDS
- Non-invasive treatment helping reduce tension and back pain using an holistic approach
The treatment can be a stand alone treatment or combined with a general reflexology treatment.