Whilst reflexology is not the first therapy that springs to mind where sports injuries are concerned it can be extremely beneficial. Reflexology stimulates the nerve and blood flow to the damaged region, facilitating the healing process. It also relieves tension in the muscles that have gone into spasm and relaxes taut tendons and ligaments. By working on the direct reflex related to the injury, together with the adrenal glands reflex, it helps to stimulate the naturally occurring glucocorticosteroids which have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.
Reduced muscle stiffness due to an elimination of lactic acid.
Reduces recovery times between training and matches.
Less likely to suffer soft tissue sprains, strains, tears & ruptures as muscles are less fatigued.
Train and play for longer
Reduced muscle fatigue or cramping.
Improved healing response to pain and Inflammation with less need for
drugs or medication
Improves circulation and encourages lymphatic action.
VRT has been successfully used by Reflexologist Lynne Booth in Bristol Football Club working with professional footballers.
Reflexology and Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) are a powerful combination when working with sports and other acute injuries such as a sprained ankle, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) or over-stretching.
Reflexology treatments should be 45 mins, initially 2 days prior to competitive games.
Treatments should be 1 day prior to a game once “healing crisis” has been overcome.
When going for a reflexology treatment please take details of any medication/ painkillers you are taking and wear clothes that allow access to the feet and lower leg.
VERTICAL REFLEX THERAPY