Health Books for Women: Reflexology for Women’s Health
There is a growing trend of people seeking natural approaches to health for achieving an overall healthy state of being.
Wellness care encompasses a variety of holistic health therapies, including reflexology.
Reflexology is a safe, effective, and popular therapy used to treat a variety of conditions. Although effective for everyone, it is particularly effective for women.
Preventative Health Care
Wellness care is a health perspective that considers body, mind, and soul in the determination of one’s health status. Focusing on overall well-being requires lifestyle commitments that focus on preventing disease and conditions.
Conventional medicine is applied to treat or cure disease and conditions. As a holistic perspective, preventative health care aims to prevent disease and conditions from occurring through a variety of measures, including diet, exercise, and alternative therapies.
Reflexology is one such therapy that considers the overall health and wellness of the body and mind. Seeking reflexology treatments as part of one’s health care, rather than relying on reactive treatments—as with prescription medicine, for example, that consider specific conditions only—is a proactive measure.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy of stimulation: reflexologists stimulate pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears that coincide with the body’s various systems, organs, and glands. A reflexology foot chart can act as a guide while learning the various points. This stimulation energizes the nerves, thus energizing the body. When the energy in the body is stimulated, the entire body and mind experience a sense of renewal.
By restoring the body’s natural balance and vitality, reflexology has a number of benefits, including:
- decreasing and relieving tension and promoting relaxation
- improving circulation
- improving the body’s natural functions
- boosting the immune system
- assisting with the elimination of toxins within the body
Reflexology is an effective preventative health care practice in that it significantly decreases or eliminates stress within the body and mind. It has become evident that stress is one of the leading causes of both physical and mental discomfort. Stress can also add to existing conditions or diseases.
Because of the great benefits of reflexology and its ability to ease stress, reflexologists are becoming more and more sought after by people wishing to seek alternative health care. Reflexology is a great complement therapy as well: it is safe and effective when used in conjunction with conventional medicine or holistic medical practices.
Reflexology for Women’s Health
Reflexology is a particularly effective therapy for women. Internationally renowned reflexologist Ann Gillanders, wrote a book designed especially with women in mind. In Reflexology for Women’s Health (published by Ulysses Press), Gillanders specifies reflexology as treatment for over one hundred conditions specific to women, both physical and psychological.
Conditions she addresses in the book include:
- Premenstrual syndrome, including cramps and stress
- Breast issues and health
- Infertility, conception, and pregnancy health
Gillanders offers several health tips and advice throughout the book, writing in clear and easy to follow text. There are several color illustrations to demonstrate for readers the techniques she prescribes for the various conditions.
Reflexology is natural approach to health that is suitable for everyone—men and women of any age. It is a reliable form of therapy for women seeking non-medicated approaches to their health, as well as effective when used in conjunction with other forms of medical care.
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