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Reflexology Relieves Back Pain

Reflexology is an ancient healing technique which uses reflex pressure points in the foot and hands to treat various health problems associated with the body. One such medical condition where Reflexology is being used is back pain, both acute and chronic. Reflexology helps treat back conditions on its own or in conjunction with other treatment methods. Determining the exact cause of back pain is very essential for proper treatment using Reflexology. Back ache in individuals may be due to physical or emotional imbalances. A Reflexologist often looks to minimize stress and ease out the painful back symptoms

Back pain caused due to physical imbalance: Physical imbalance like misalignment of the spine or hips in the body causes stress on the back and creates pain. Such medical conditions are difficult to treat using Reflexology but it can definitely help to pinpoint the source of imbalance in an effective manner.

Back pain caused due to emotional imbalance: Emotional imbalances often manifest in to physical pain and in most cases as severe back pains. Reflexology therapy is highly effective in treating back problems caused by emotional distress.

Back Pain caused by Muscle Spasm: You bend over to pick something up from the floor, and suddenly you are filled with a searing pain in your back. Sometimes this can immobilize a person for days or even weeks. Reflexology can help to relax the muscles and release the spasm, and help you become mobile again quite quickly.

A Reflexologist applies pressure on specific areas of the foot that corresponds to one’s back discomfort. Reflex points in the foot for treating back aches includes the heel, which links to the lower back, tail bone and sciatic nerve.

Reflexology is known to trigger the body’s natural pain killing chemical called endorphins. This pain killing chemical enters the blood stream and relieves back pain to provide a sense of wellbeing to the individual. Also, Reflexology is very relaxing and increases blood circulation which provides essential nutrients and oxygen to the body and tissues thereby boosting the body’s natural healing system.

Reflexology, unlike other conventional medicine is a natural therapy that has very little or no side effects associated with them. It not only helps to relieve the symptoms of uncomfortable back aches and pains but also acts as a great stress reliever.

Reflexology can be considered as one of the best solutions to overcome chronic back problems caused by stress and help people live a pain free life.

Lauren Slade has over 30 years experience as a practicing health care practitioner as a Reflexologist and Master Herbalist. She is the Principal and Founder of the Universal College of Reflexology, established since 1991. Lauren has pioneered ways of bringing high quality Reflexology education to students where ever they may live in the world, believing that everyone has the right to practice and experience the healing powers of Reflexology. Lauren is a sought after mentor, lecturer and educator.

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