Winter is the perfect time to nurture You with Reflexology.
Why have a Reflexology treatment in Winter?
Having a Reflexology treatment any time of the year is of huge benefit to your health. But having it in Winter is particularly beneficial as it helps to boost your Immune system.
Having a strong immune system helps prevent flu’s and colds and if you do succumb to a virus, a healthy immune system will help you fight it off sooner.
The main components of our Immune system, include the thymus gland, the lymphatic system and the spleen. Our Thymus gland produces antibodies and during a facial reflexology treatment, this gland is stimulated. Our lymphatic system filters the blood from viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances and is extensively worked during a treatment. Our spleen helps filter the blood and destroys bacteria too. Again there are nerve points to work the Spleen.
Reflexology also improves nerve supply and circulation. Our feet and hands are often cold in winter and if a poor circulation is added in, the chances of getting chilblains increases.
Chilblains are the painful inflammation of small blood vessels that can occur in our skin in response to repeated exposure to cold. They can cause itching, red patches, swelling and blistering on our hands and feet and can lead to infection if not treated. By limiting our exposure to the cold and improving our circulation, they can be prevented.
References: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chilblains, https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=tp10165