Relief from Headaches
Sometimes a person may come to a session stating that his or her head hurts, either from stress or allergies, or maybe a cold. Whatever the reason, reflexology does help us deal with headaches. A tension headache may result from an upset at work or worry over bills. For some, this type of headache comes after a crisis; the headache is part of the release. Often a headache is a learned response. Whatever the background cause of the tension, reflexology works to bring about balance.
Negative response to tension upsets the natural flow of energy, disrupting homeostasis. A reflexology session helps to restore the vital energy necessary for harmony. The reflexes of the toes contribute to the letting go of tension and the return to whole health.
The toes represent the head. The great toes are the entire head, with all the endocrine glands, eyes, ears, nose, throat, brain, teeth, sinuses, and all the anatomical parts of the head. The other toes support the big toe. Some have secondary reflexes, and all have sinus reflexes as well as lymph, teeth, hair, brain, and neck reflexes.
Whatever the cause, reflexology is an appropriate adjunct in support of pain relief. As you help people relax, they become less fearful and less tense, better able to deal with the origin of their pain.
Many people suffer from allergies, and headaches are one of the resulting symptoms. The pressure buildup in the sinuses may present itself as a full-blown frontal headache. Everyone knows what it is like to have a cold. Often when a cold settles in, one of the common symptoms is an achy head. Being overtired or not having enough fresh air can also produce a painful headache.