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How to use hand reflexology for bloating and constipation

This month as part of your self-care we are going to take a look at how we can bring relief from stomach bloating, constipation, and general digestive problems using hand reflexology on ourselves.

  1. Including benefits of Hand reflexology
  2. Hand reflexology chart
  3. Hand reflexology techniques for bloating & constipation
  4. Simple hand reflexology routine for bloating & constipation

To start off this month find a hand cream and let’s be nice to your hands, put it by your bedside to remind yourself to moisturize them night and day. Let’s challenge ourselves to do this daily and give them a bit of love

TRY YOUR HAND AT HAND REFLEXOLOGY

While foot reflexology is better-known, hand reflexology uses points on the hand, which are far more accessible and arguably more useful, as some may struggle to access the relative points on the feet. On each hand, there are reflex points that correspond to various parts of the body. Once pressure is applied, energy blocks begin to dissipate and inner healing can begin.

Reflex points on the hands are far more flexible and hand reflexology is easier to do on yourself than foot reflexology. 

Many people say they sleep better following a session of hand reflexology and this, in turn, increases healing potential. However, the benefits of reflexology go far beyond relaxation, as many health conditions can be improved by utilizing the easy-to-use techniques of the therapy.

Health benefits are extensive and include (but are not limited to):

  • Reduced constipation
  • Rebalancing of hormones
  • Alleviation of headaches
  • Improvement of blood circulation
  • Alleviation of back pain
  • Reduction in allergy symptoms
  • Opening and relieving of sinuses

Hand reflexology is a complex but powerful healing therapy that encourages whole-body health and wellbeing. By working various parts of the hand, you stimulate meridians, the spine, the lungs, the shoulders, thyroid, stomach, and so on. There is much to learn with hand reflexology but with so many benefits, it is certainly worth the effort. When you use reflexology, you literally have access to your own health through your hands.

So let’s look at the first point on the list and let’s see how we can use hand reflexology for constipation and for bloating.

I work a lot with reflexology and it can work wonders to bring relief from the symptoms that I have mentioned above but it can take time to find a cause and to return to a state of balance again.

There can be many reasons for stomach bloating or consitpation and it is always advisable to see your doctor to check for any underlying medical conditions but sometimes if nothing specific comes up, it may be linked to stress, anxiety, or sometimes the types of food we eat.

After some sessions, I often teach my clients how to work on their hands to bring relief between our sessions if the symptoms arise. It takes time but take a look at the hand chart below and find the following points on your own hands

Hand Reflexology for bloating and constipation

Over the next few video’s we will use the reflexology points that I showed you and put them into practice.

we also have to take note to take care of our thumbs or fingers, when massaging the Reflexology points, to not press too hard!

Let’s look at the first video, here apply your cream and warm your hands with gentle massaging. I find the best results come from working slowly and taking deeper breaths as you work on the points