The use of reflexology for sleep disorders is an established part of the practice, with many clients reporting improvements in psychological areas such as this, fertility problems, even depression.
So how can pressure on certain points on your hands, feet or ears resolve so many different issues, both physical and psychological? The use of reflexology for sleep disorders reflects the many ways in which this gentle complementary therapy can improve the health of the whole person, not just isolated symptoms.
Because it is a holistic therapy, it views the person as a whole. When a therapist works on particular reflex points in the hands, feet or ear, they are not just attempting to resolve an individual symptom, such as stomach pain, they are treating the whole person.
Thus the treatment helps the body to eliminate toxins, improve blood supply and boost the immune system. It can also help to restore energy and balance and improve overall health.
As it does so it improves mood, makes people more relaxed, calm, and better able to deal with stress. At the same time, the therapist may make recommendations such as changes in the diet that can help your body to function better.
It is hardly surprising that improvements at these systemic levels help you to be more relaxed when your head finally hits the pillow.