Many people suffer pain and discomfort with their back which can be caused by injury, strain, medical issues or lifestyle eg sitting at a desk or driving for long periods. The pain is often made worse by the client tensing the affected area which leads to a continual pain cycle.
It is important that you consult your doctor in any case of undiagnosed pain, but if you are looking for a complementary therapy to work alongside medical guidance, reflexology can be a good choice.
How might reflexology help ease back pain?
Reflexology may help to reduce feelings of stress and improving emotional wellbeing. This has the benefit of reducing perceptions of pain.
- Reflexology may boost the body’s circulation. This means that the affected area has an increased blood flow which boosts the healing process and carries away toxins.
- Reflexology may stimulate the release of endorphins – the body’s own natural pain killer.