Reflexology for insomnia
Tue 13th Nov 18
Studies were done in Iran in 2011-2013 to investigate the benefits of reflexology on the elderley (68 people) menopausal women (110 women)
The studies focused on four sleep issues -
trouble getting to sleep
waking during the night
waking up early
feeling sleepy during the day
The elderly group had an 18% reduction in their sleep problems, specifically - the duration and quality of sleep improved, and the delay in falling asleep was lessened.
A massive 41.5% of the menopausal women also had a marked improvement in sleep and a reduction in hot flushes!
During the trials, the volunteers had reflexology daily for 21 days for 10 -15 minutes . They also had warm foot baths before bed, as sleep function and the circadian rhythms are influenced by core body temperature.
I don't think anyone has time (or money)! to come and have reflexology every day, but these studies highlight to me the value of regular reflexology -
If you are having trouble getting a good nights' sleep, try having a soothing foot bath before bed, and give your own feet a little massage - it doesn't matter what you do, the important thing is the touch and the ritual of the massage!
You can also come and have a reflexology treatment from a qualified therapist......treatments are still only £28
You can buy gift vouchers at any time of year too!
Best wishes and sleep well