I have just been on a reflexology course to learn an innovative technique called Sportsflex aimed at treating sports injuries, hosted by Sue Evans of Inspira Academy.
The method treats not only the injury site but also the whole myocontinuum fascia within the body – that’s the chain of muscles connective tissue, ligaments, etc.
This approach acknowledges and works on the whole interconnected body. It also treats the adrenal glands to activate the body’s pain relief mechanism and concentrates on the importance of lymph drainage to eliminate toxins from the body. The results are quite amazing, particularly if it is undertaken within a short time of the injury occurring.
So how amazing is this – the evening after the course, my husband comes home from playing football and hobbles in through the door having “tweaked” his hamstring. Now some of you out there might just say this is a sign that he needs to give up!!
Others may think, wow, that’s the universe giving you a living specimen to practice on right away!! I chose the latter thought and got to work on his hamstring immediately with the Sportsflex techniques.
At the start of the treatment, his pain indication on the injury site was quite high. By the end of the session, this pain test was showing a significant reduction in the perceived pain and he felt an ease of movement not apparent before the treatment. The following morning, he’s moving around really easily and in hardly any discomfort. Two more treatments later and he’s back to full fitness.
So the lesson learnt is, firstly to always warm up before undertaking physical exercise. Secondly, if you do suffer an injury, come and try the Sportsflex technique and see the results for yourself.