Reflexology for Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia included widespread pain, fatigue, problems sleeping, irritable bowel, chronic headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating.

Reflexology may be able to help with all of these symptoms individually and so help relieve the effects of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.


Reflexology may be able to help reduce fatigue by being an incredibly relaxing treatment for the body which in turn promotes a restful nights sleep. Reflexology  may also help by helping to boost the bodys energy levels.

Problems Sleeping

Reflexology helps with sleep problems and insomnia purely by helping the body and mind to relax and switch off. Problems with sleep can occur due to stress from everyday life, jetlag, shift work or a shift in hormone balance but most commonly anxiety will be the underlying cause.

Scientific studies have supported the use of Reflexology to aid sleep, with one study in particular showing that Reflexology not only helped sleep but also showed that those who received treatments had a better appetite and recovered quicker from fatigue.

Irritable Bowl Syndrome

Reflexology helps to relax the muscles around the abdomen, whilst it also helps to reduce stress which  can worsen symptoms.

A Reflexology treatment for IBS will often be tailored to aid the relaxation of the abdomen and your reflexologist will pay special attention to the digestive area as a whole along with the lymphatic system.

Chronic Headaches

Scientific studies have assessed how Reflexology can help with headaches and in a study undertaken in Denmark with 220 patients taking part, over 81% said that Reflexology had either cured or helped their headaches.

Reflexology can relax the body and by working the areas that correspond to the head  headaches can be releaved and prevented.


January 9, 2013 · by  · in Blog · Tags:

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