This week we are going to look at how self-care can balance our hormones by using hand reflexology. It can also benefit the whole body, improve the production of hormones and their subsequent functions.
It’s important to understand that our endocrine system plays a pivotal role in our body, for it maintains a state of balance or sometimes not. And a body in balance is key for encouraging, maintaining, and sustaining good health, and if our hormones are out of balance we could be showing symptoms like not be sleeping well, getting hot flushes, mood swings, endless crying, weight gain and these are only to mention a few……
Understanding Hormonal Imbalance – click on this link https://www.healthline.com/health/hormonal-imbalance#Understanding-hormonal-imbalance
By working on key points on our hands your selfcare hand reflexology may regulate some of your symptoms and improve some of your hormonal imbalances.
Key points for this week are:-
- Hand reflexology and key points on your hand
- Understanding our hormones
- Hand reflexology for rebalancing
The endocrine system is a very complex and I want to keep the information this week easy to follow and for you to maintain some simple self-care tips that when you are feeling low, stressed, or just ready to throttle someone that working on certain points may help.
We will be using the following chart to work certain points on the hand this week, download the chart below and look for the following points.
- Thyroid Gland
- Adrenal Gland
- Pituitary Gland
- Pineal Gland
Your challenge today is only to look at the chart and using both hands see if you figure out where each of the points are.
UNDERSTANDING HORMONE FUNCTION
The endocrine system is a chemical communications network that uses hormones to send messages to the body, telling it how to grow, function, and maintain a healthy balance from within. Understanding their function will help you understand the importance of self-care when things can get a little bit out of control.
Before we dive into the world of hormones, let’s add something extra to our hand reflexology self-care. Warm hands are crucial to achieving maximum benefits in any hand reflexology treatment as circulation helps the stimulated reflex points on the hand to send the messages through the body. to bring healing to the corresponding area in the body.
Below is a simple warm up technique that can be done before you start any of your hand reflexology self care techniques.
You will need:-
- Your hand cream
- Warm hands
Today we are putting everything together, all that we have gone through about hormones and we are going to use our hands to work specific points to bring harmony, ready for when days are looking grey and stormy. Because as a reflexologist I have used it successfully for many health issues connected with hormone imbalance, such as:
- Irregular menstrual cycles, heavy and painful periods
- Anxiety and depression associated with pregnancy
- Menopausal symptoms such as aching joints, bloating, and hot flushes
- Sleep disturbances
- Skin problems
- Concentration and memory difficulties
- Brain fog
- Headache and migraine
And one of the main benefits of reflexology is stress relief – because hormonal imbalances are closely connected with stress, the stress-relieving effects of reflexology can help balance hormones and if you cannot get to a reflexologist then self-care is the next best option.
- Look at your hand chart and think about what reflex points need working on.
- Prep your hands ready with a warm-up technique and an application of cream (3 – 6 minutes)