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Our bodies have a natural stress response that manifests itself, not only in a physical concrete way, but also our mental state. The stress response is our body's way of defending itself. It releases adrenaline and cortisol to help us, but as much as it can be helpful short-term, it can also be harmful to us in the long run. The long-term effects of overexposure to cortisol and other hormones can disrupt all the processes and systems in our body and increase our risk for numerous health problems.

Stress can therefore be very detrimental to our health! How we deal with our stress on a daily basis, can determine whether we live healthy, balanced lives or whether we become ill. We need to take care to rest, relax, find time for some exercise and do things that we enjoy on a daily basis.

Reflexology can aid the body in coping with stress!

Reflexology endeavors to treat the body, mind and spirit as a cohesive system and possesses the capacity to cancel out the effects of stress while it helps the body to reach a place of deep relaxation where it can balance the body systems.

Through the relaxation process the body is more capable of dealing with the stresses placed on it by daily living and those associated with illness. Reflexology gently nudges the body towards improved functioning of the system by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways and muscle relaxation. It releases toxins from the body and is believed to encourage the release of endorphins (the body's natural feel-good hormones) which are well documented in their ability to relieve stress.

Reflexology supports the body in its process of self-healing and maintaining the balance that leads to good health!

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