Updated: Mar 23, 2020
One of the most amazing benefits of reflexology is how it can help the body detox. Though toxin release can present a challenge ... it's also one of the many wonders of a reflexology treatment.
It might take 4-5 sessions to trigger a toxin release, and even clients who feel perfectly healthy may experience toxin release. Detox symptoms may be unpleasant to deal with (feeling sick, dizzy, or tired), but if they appear, they can be considered a normal part of the body's healing process following a treatment.
As the organs and tissues are stimulated to function more efficiently, they are simultaneously being cleansed and brought into balance. Lymph and blood flow increase, and filtration and elimination processes via the liver, kidneys and colon improve, helping the process, but possibly causing some initial discomfort.
In other words, detoxing is an opportunity to trust the body’s wisdom and healing process. But detoxing can be a bit of a challenge, so here are some tips on toxin release, what that means, and what to do if it does happen.
What are Toxins?
Chemical preservatives and colorings from food
Pesticide & herbicide residue
Animal growth hormones or antibiotics
Leftover chemicals from (direct or indirect) smoking, drugs and alcohol
Parasites & their waste products
Products of illnesses, past or present
Overabundance of candida
Leftover products of faulty digestion