Find out if Reflexology could help you overcome Long Covid, or just revitalise after Covid or the flu.
Reflexology which has been in use for over 2,000 years could help you with the symptoms of Long Covid.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which, through the manipulation of the feet, aims to assist health issues in various parts of the body.
The principle is that the feet have ‘reflex’ points that correspond to the various structures and organs of the body. For example, on the right foot, the area below the toes relates to the Right shoulder. Toes help brain, head, and sinus conditions, etc.
In fact, what a reflexologist does is help the body improve the communication between the reflex point in the foot, hand and or ear and the body part been worked on to correct itself.
Similar, to a piano tuner, who adjusts a piano string to get the right note. The sound is then heard and felt by those listening. As does Reflexology via meridians and channels.
Working on various parts of the feet, you are releasing toxins, tightness, and stress in the feet this allows the body to self-correct any issues. Of course, you may just have a sore foot, but a skilled reflexologist will be able to distinguish the difference and communication with the client will in fact confirm.
After being infected with Covid-19 there have been cases where people have lingering Covid-19 symptoms which is known as Long Covid.
This can last weeks and sometimes months and is different for different people. Research is still ongoing and as, yet experts are unsure why people suffer from this.
The Symptoms of Long Covid may include
• Brain Fog
• Loss of smell and taste
• Shortness of breath
• Joint pain
• Chest pain
• Sleep problems
• Anxiety and Depression
• Hair Loss
More information on Long Covid is available here. Health direct is about a 4 min read.
Reflexology may help to ease symptoms for Long Covid. Learn more about Reflexology here
People of all ages are known to develop Long Covid, and studies had shown it has increased risk for older people and women and anyone could suffer from Long Covid.
How Reflexology could help with Long Covid
Reflexology is a therapy centered around helping the body reach homeostasis.
Treatments are unique to the person with Long Covid and it’s all about supporting the person in helping with this problem. You may feel anxious and flat thinking how to get over this. Reflexology helps to balance and restore physical and or emotional wellness.
Reflexology may help you feel relaxed, many have a very good sleep that night and more energized the next day, sometimes you may feel a bit flat as the body returns to homeostasis.
A recent client noticed significant improvement in breathing after been short breathed from Long Covid and returned to work feeling better.
Research has reviewed 17 studies of the benefits of Reflexology and found that it boosted feelings of well-being and made it easier for people to manage their conditions.
The treatment may help to ease mood, improve sleep and much more. A treatment would last between 45 to 60 minutes. What happens during a reflexology session is we discuss your symptoms and work on a plan to help overcome these. Foot reflexology is a fantastic way to relax, and it helps you feel good
Tips for Managing Long Covid Symptoms
1. Look at facts, and stay flexible
2. Our home is the best place to relax and improve
3. Need help. Call your doctor, therapist, or Lifeline 24/7 support Ph: 13 11 14
4. Get a good sleep. Set a regular sleep time habit. Your body improves with a good night sleep
5. Concerning work, work at a pace you’re comfortable with. Over doing things will only lengthen time to recover
6. Only exercise, to your best ability, trying to go to fast lengthens recovery
7. Visit Friends, Family, keep connected, even online it helps your mood
8. Invest in Relaxation, Destress with Reflexology, meditation rest when tired, giving your body a chance to recover
9. Develop a daily plan and stick to it frees up mental energy to focus on current activities
10. Book a reflexology session and see how it may help you.
Please note: Reflexology is not an alternative to medical advice. If you are concerned about your health and or worried about symptoms, please contact your GP and discuss your symptoms further.
David Waters is a reflexologist who has worked on many people over 20 years and is here to help you. Make an appointment and see how David could help you.