Reflexology for Seniors

                            

Boogie Down!

 

One of the things I feel very passionate about, is maintaining an honor and respect for our Seniors.

The Japanese culture strongly believes that as a person grows older…they become more valuable.

This too, is my belief.

Many Seniors lead full and active lives, and reflexology provides a valuable contribution to the maintenance of both physical and emotional health.

The contact of “touch” through this modality is especially beneficial for alleviating feelings of isolation, which may result from loneliness or bereavement.

For those Seniors who may feel a bit uncomfortable about undressing; reflexology provides the ideal tool (since only the removal of shoes and socks are required).

It is a gentle modality that can be administered with either the client lying down, or seated in a recliner.

Reflexology helps with a variety of physical concerns for Seniors; however, I would like to concentrate on one of the most common.

Arthritis

*Arthritis is a general body condition that can come from a variety of sources and is generally associated with an inflammation of a joint.

 

Focus Reflex Points

Solar Plexus

*To reduce over-all body tension associated with arthritis.

Kidneys

*Useful in eliminating waste materials that can gather around the joint.

Adrenal Glands

*To help reduce inflammation of the joints.

Lymphatics

*To help remove toxins from the body

Neck/Spine/Shoulders

*To help with over-all deep relaxation.

Knees

*To greatly assist with knee pain.

 

*Please review the Foot Map Page to familiarize yourself with the location of these reflex points.

 

Application

*With either your thumb or index finger – gently, press and rotate over the complete area of each reflex point.

*Work approximately 1 minute on each point – then repeat the process 2 more times.

*This can be done 2-3 times a day.

Remember – reflexology is cumulative; therefore, it may take a few days to start feeling the results. Be patient.

 

Caution Care

*Be especially aware of fragile bones and thin skin – always work gently.

 

*To find a professional reflexologist near you, please refer to the Find a Practitioner link on the sidebar.

 

When used with care and respect, Reflexology can help to rejuvenate, balance and restore the entire body.

Allow your feet to guide you…to a happy and quality life!

Be well…Seniors!

 

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology” – Kevin & Barbara Kunz

Please visit the Book Page to find additional information on Reflexology

Photos: SteveM 61 & Magicmud

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