Coping with Chronic Health Conditions

Many of us have ongoing or chronic health conditions that can interfere with our daily lives and that worsen when we are under stress.

Whilst reflexology does not claim to cure or alleviate these conditions, it can certainly help us to relax and improve our feelings of wellbeing and this in turn can help us cope with the pain and discomfort. So reflexology can work well to improve our health & wellbeing – alongside conventional medical care and medications.

Over the years I have gained experience in working with a wide range of chronic health conditions such as: IBS, anxiety & depression, pain, migraines, MS and Parkinson’s, as well as with those preparing for and recovering from surgery and those going through cancer treatments such as chemotherapy & radiotherapy. If you have a health condition that is not featured on this list, do feel free to get in touch and we can have a chat about how reflexology could be beneficial in your specific situation.

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Many health conditions now have dedicated charitable organisations that offer support and information to sufferers and an increasing number of these are recognising the value of having reflexology alongside conventional medical care. Examples include:

  • The IBS Network

    offers advice, the latest research and a self-care plan. They recommend complementary therapies such as reflexology under their top 10 tips for managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  • ParkinsonsUK

    offers information and support to help feel more in control of life again and provide information on complementary therapies such as reflexology. I recently gave a short talk to a local Parkinson’s support group and made a recording of my practice run, so if you’d like to watch this just drop me an email and I’ll send you the link.

I strongly believe that there is always something we can do to help improve how we feel. However it can be hard to work out quite what this can be, especially when we are right in the thick of an ongoing health issue.

With ongoing or chronic health conditions it’s really important to feel that you can reach out and ask for help and support when need it. So once you have received a diagnosis and treatment from your GP or consultant, this is then the perfect time to try out a complementary therapy such as reflexology.

I would love to help and support you in your journey away from illness and towards a state of wellness, so if this is something you’d like to explore in more detail then do get in touch, it will be lovely to hear from you.

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