Fear & Mendal Desorder
What is Mental Health? : Good mental health may be described as a balanced, healthy attitude towards life. It is reflected in ones attitude that is influenced by different physiological, psychological, environmental and genetic factors. There are many reasons ones mental health may suffer, including repressed traumas, chronic stress, physical illness, childhood and hereditary issues.
Illnesses that may result from poor mental health include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS)
- Eating Disorders such as Anorexia or Bulimia
How Does Reflexology Help Mental Health? Mental illnesses are not confined to the mind, and their symptoms may manifest in the body’s nervous system, mood, immunity, thought processes and perception. Drugs such as anti-depressants are increasingly being used as the answer to these symptoms, but there are other alternate ways out there to treat them, including through the practice of reflexology. The art of reflexology benefits ones mental health by stimulating the nervous and lymphatic systems, encouraging a release of the feel-good hormones Endorphins that are renown for relieving stress.
Reflexology may encourage good mental health by:
- Reducing stress levels
- Stimulating nerve function, reducing chronic pain levels that often impact mental health.
- Enhancing self-esteem & confidence
- Enhancing feelings of control and the ability to cope
- Improving communication skills
- Increasing energy levels