Reflexology and Winter Blues

Do you find that about this same time every year, you inexplicably feel sad, grumpy, moody, or anxious? Are you finding yourself eating more and craving lots of carbohydrates, inevitably leading you to feel like you’re putting on weight.  Is it harder to get yourself out of bed and are you feeling drowsy throughout the day, despite the fact that you are sleeping more? You’re not alone!

It is very common for people like us, who live in areas where winter days are very short and there are big changes in the amount of daylight in different seasons, to experience SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

It is also more common among women, those who have close relatives with SAD, and those between ages of 15 and 55. Symptoms may have started for you as early as September or October and may last until April or May. That is a very long time to not feel like yourself!

There are definitely things that you can do to help stave off SAD and have you feeling better than you typically do at this time of year.

Receive Reflexology sessions, to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones; to reduce stress and tension throughout the body; to improve circulation and increase the nerve supply to the cells; to release toxins from the body’s tissues; to help restore and energize the body!  Short-term effects may be felt in one session, but it is recommended for long-term effects you make Reflexology a part of your weekly or monthly healing process.

Make sure to be consistent and stick with your plan until the season changes. Otherwise your symptoms, including depression, could come back.

-from Foot Joy Reflexology