One of the things that I love about reflexology is that it is efficient, effective and it has a wonderful knack for reducing the symptoms of just about anything that ails you.
Take psoriasis, for example. Although reflexology is never considered a cure for any disease, many people have tried reflexology when all else failed. Reports indicate that it often helps.
As a skin disorder, psoriasis may appear as a red scaly rash, a patch of inflamed skin that is often too tender to touch. It can also have blisters or thick plaques that have a silvery shine.
Basically the normal process of skin renewal is on overdrive and new skin cells form more rapidly.
Now, we know that the skin is the largest organ for elimination. It’s through the skin via perspiration that many toxins are excreted.
You can also think of the skin as an organ of respiration because it allows your body to absorb or inhale and release or exhale.
Almost two square yards in size, it removes waste and toxins from the body joining the liver, kidneys, lymph, large intestines and lungs in this process.
If elimination is less than optimum in any or all of these organs, how is it not possible that the skin will reflect this in some way?
Of course stress is the number one factor in almost all pathologies so reducing stress is a great and efficient way to start.
What is my reflexology focus?
A good place to start is with a reflexology de-stressing protocol. Be sure to include the adrenal reflexes for their connection to stress reduction and additionally their help in reducing inflammation.
Next, detail all the other elimination organ reflexes: liver, kidneys, lymph, large intestines and lungs. Psoriasis can allow more calcium to be removed from the affected skin, so consider detailing the parathyroid reflexes for their support of calcium balance.
Don’t forget that the skin with psoriasis can be thick and hard and prone to cracking. You’ll need to avoid any open fissures or sores. If this occurs on the feet, you can work on the hands and vice versa.
The relief that reflexology can bring to people who suffer from psoriasis and its many underlying issues is just one of the reasons that I love what I do.
Enjoy your wonderful Reflexology skills.