Immunity is a body's natural ability to protect itself from infection, disease, and other harmful factors. Besides providing protection against infections, a strong immune system also helps in maintaining overall health and wellbeing.
Protection and prevention are always better than cure. Through engaging in regular reflexology treatments, your immune system has the chance to strengthen and become more efficient at protecting you from infections. Reflexology helps to activate the flow of lymph, which is essential for immunity health. It also increases circulation, providing a boost of nutrient-rich blood to your organs and tissues throughout the body. This helps your immune system remain strong and working at its best.
Furthermore, reflexology promotes relaxation, reducing stress hormones in the body which can have a negative effect on immunity. Studies have shown that harmful cortisol (a type of hormone released during times of stress) can inhibit white blood cells from functioning properly. With reflexology treatments, it’s possible to reduce the levels of cortisol in your body and strengthen your immune system.
Reflexology is also beneficial for providing relief from side effects that come with colds, flu, and other illnesses, including auto-immune conditions and cancer.