Support your Immune System so it can support you.
As we find ourselves in an area of high alert and continue to follow the Government’s strap line of “Hands – Face – Space” It is important that we take the time to look after our immune system. We know that the Corona Virus attacks our Immune System. We have no idea if we will get the virus but what we can do is boost our immune system. If we are unfortunate enough to catch the virus then hopefully, we stand a chance of fighting it.
In 2016 I trained in Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage (RLD). This is a very popular treatment and great to boost and support your immune system. Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage can be used as a stand-a-lone treatment or incorporated into your session.
What is our immune system ?
Are immune system is constantly working, replacing our damaged cells and keeping our bodies in tip top condition. It takes signals from our environment to keep us in balance. There are lots of things that can impact our immune system.
Stress: Stress has such a negative impact on our bodies and our immune system. Try to reduce the amount of stress. Spend time outdoors, surround yourself with positive people, limit your time on social media, know your triggers, change your environment and take time out for you. Look at what you can control not what you can’t.
Sleep: Sleep is so important and sleep deprivation can impact the immune system. If you struggle with sleep look at your bedtime routine. Allow your body time to switch off before bed. No food a couple of hours before bed, no electronic devices before bed, clutter free your bedroom.
Emotions: Being angry can have a negative impact on our immune system. Maybe try some meditation, talk to someone who can help you, share how your feeling, know your triggers.
Diet: Try to ensure your diet is as healthy as it can be. Reduce the number of take-a-ways and processed food. Aim to get your vitamins and micronutrients from the food you eat by eating a rainbow. Vitamins A, B, C and E are important along with our micronutrients. If are micronutrients are low, it can increase oxidative stress in our body. If oxidative stress is high this can cause the virus to mutate quicker.
Mental Health and Physical Health: Physical health can have such an impact on your mental health. Try to move more. Increase your steps, try an online yoga / Pilates / HIIT class. You may not feel it at the time, but endorphins released during exercise will have a positive impact on your health.
Stay Safe and remember your immune system is for life no just for Covid
Reflexology by Nicola Jane, The Old Fuel Depot, Twemlow Lane, Cheshire, CW48GJ
Call: 07825 213719