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Natural Awakenings Tucson

Reflexology and Zzzzs: From Restless to Relaxed

We all know that sleep is important, but many people don’t know that it’s essential for physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health. Sleep is actually a biological drive and necessary for growth, healing and restoration. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough.

Lack of sleep has serious effects on our brain’s ability to function. Many people sleep very lightly during restless nights, which can impair cognitive function the next day, make concentration more difficult and shorten the attention span.

Reflexology can reduce restlessness and improve the quality of sleep by relieving anxiety, fear, pain and stress. Professional reflexologists, through the power of attuned touch, access the nervous system through reflex points on the feet (and hands) and can significantly reduce tension, thereby allowing the energy to flow evenly throughout the body. A mindful focus on the toes, along the base of the forefoot and along the inner foot is important. The result is a grounding and calming experience.

Clients have reported that in an hour’s session they feel like they have had a full night’s sleep. In an increasingly complex world, it is essential to take steps to rest and allow the deep surrender of sleep.

Cheryl Foster, a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist, has been in practice for
15 years.  Her gentle Tucson practice, Barefoot Dreams Reflexology, is now offering a special introductory rate for new clients. Connect at 520-345-4554, [email protected] or See ad, page 36.