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Have a Common Skin Condition?

Five areas your reflexology practitioner can work to support healing.

There are several common skin conditions that may be supported by reflexology, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. When providing support for a client's skin condition, a practitioner should tend towards using a light touch and combine it with an energetic intention of caring and gentleness.

Five Reflexology Areas for Skin Conditions and Why to Work Them

  • Lymphatic System. When the lymphatic system is clogged and lymphatic fluid is not moving effectively through the body, toxins can build up and lead to skin issues, like dryness and itchiness.

  • Diaphragm and Solar Plexus. These two areas are key in helping prepare the body to respond to stress, which can aggravate skin conditions, and play a large role in keeping organs functioning smoothly.

  • Intestines and Colon. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates there is a strong gut-skin-brain connection and that gut problems can often manifest themselves as skin disorders.

  • Kidney and Liver. A major role of both of these organs is to filter and remove waste from the body, so if they are not functioning properly, it can lead to rashes, dry and itchy skin, changes in skin color, and more.

  • Adrenals. When adrenals are overworked and fatigued, it can lead to skin congestion, acne, dry skin, and a build-up of toxins and waste that are expelled through the skin.

As your largest organ, the skin, and any related issues, should not go ignored. If it shows signs of irritation, it could be your body telling you, "Hey, something's up!" It is always recommended to consult with your physician if a new skin issue arises. Once diagnosed, reflexology can be incorporated into your treatment plan as a way to help soothe the skin and support your body systems.

* Reflexology is not a cure for any condition, skin or otherwise. It is a complementary therapy that can be used with other medically prescribed and holistic therapies.


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