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Tired and Sleepy? Reflexology May be Able to Help!


Reflexologist working on client's feet

Hopefully, you aren't reading this post because it's the middle of the night and you are tired, but can't sleep. If you are, you might want to consider reflexology to help your insomnia woes!


A 2011 Meta-analysis from the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing looked at FOURTY FOUR studies about the efficacy of reflexology on fatigue, sleep, and pain. They determined that reflexology is an effective treatment for sleep and fatigue disorders!


Reflexology is an extremely relaxing modality that isn't just a foot massage! Our reflexologist applies different levels of pressure to different areas of the foot to restore balance to your system. It is believed that areas of our foot correspond to areas of the body, similar to meridians in acupuncture. Applying pressure to certain areas evokes relaxation of your system and promotes relaxation, anxiety reduction, and calming - all good things to help you sleep and restore your energy!


How many sessions do you need to see results? According the meta-analysis, the number of massages and the amount of time was extremely diverse. We recommend one 60 minute treatment per week for 4-6 weeks, and then reduce to every 2-3 weeks. Of course, frequency will be dependent on your needs, goals, and outcomes!


To learn more about reflexology, click here!


Resources:


Effects of Foot Reflexology on Fatigue, Sleep and Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis https://synapse.koreamed.org/articles/1002770



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