Low Blood Pressure Reflexology

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Thu, 06/24/2010
Hypotension Reflexology

Low blood pressure can control successfully by following low BP home remedies, low-pressure lifestyle change, and low blood pressure reflexology treatment.

Reflexology is simple to do, has many benefits without side effects and controls blood pressure.

Reflexology low blood pressure massage

Causes of low blood pressure are endocrine problems, heart problems, nutritional deficiency, dehydration, allergic reaction, and severe infection. Thus you should massage the organs responsible for these causes.

Reflexology High blood pressure massage for Endocrine system

Always better to start the reflexology for low blood pressure treatment with massaging the endocrine glands, followed by organ responsible for the cause & effect of the condition.

Endocrine glands are Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid & Parathyroid, Thymus, Adrenal, and Pancreas gland. To know more how to locate and massage endocrine glandular organs, visit reflexology for the endocrine system.

Give special attention to the adrenal gland and thymus gland, because it is responsible for stressful situations (i.e. fight or flight) and immunity respectively.

Massaging adrenal reflex will make you calm, thus helpful in controlling blood pressure variations due to stress. Concentrate on all seven glands, because the hormones secreted by the glands are messages for the total control of the body system.

Six Low blood pressure Reflexology points

To normalize your blood pressure, you need to massage reflex areas of the organ responsible for its cause; they are head & brain, heart, solar plexus, kidney/adrenal, liver, and lungs.

  1. Head/Brain Reflex - An overactive sympathetic nervous system, leading to increased stress responses.
  2. Heart reflex - Proper functioning of heart valves is vital for the heart's ability to pump blood through the body.
  3. Solar plexus reflex often called the second brain or abdominal brain. The solar plexus is closely related to the digestive system.
  4. Liver reflex - Overactive renin-angiotensin system leads to vasoconstriction. It leads to the retention of sodium and water. The increase in blood volume leads to hypertension. Massaging the liver reflex helps moderate renin-angiotensin system that leads to vasodilation and thus lower blood pressure.
  5. Kidneys/adrenal reflex - Inability of the kidneys to excrete sodium led to edema and raised blood pressure. The adrenal gland is responsible for the fight-or-flight (stress) response. Massaging the adrenal reflex moderate this stress response and lower BP.
  6. Lungs reflex – Is responsible for the renin-angiotensin system, oxygenation of the blood, immune function, and vitality. Thus massaging lungs reflex help normalize blood pressure.

During the massage, if these reflex areas have pain or numbness, then special attention should be given to that specific area/point.

Because a different sensation indicates, some minor problem with that organ that needs to rectify by stimulating it. If that particular point shows any positive change after massaging, then increases the frequency of massage to that location, otherwise discard that reflex point from pressing.

Along with low blood pressure reflexology, you can also take herbs, do yoga, and practice acupressure for effective result.

Is high blood pressure reflexology safe?

Reflexology massage is reported to be safe, and there is no known link with side effects.

People with recent or healing fractures, unhealed wounds, or active gout affecting the foot should avoid reflexology. If you have osteoarthritis affecting the ankle or foot or severe circulation problems in the legs or feet, seek medical consultation before starting reflexology.

Caution should practice in pregnant women, based on reports that rigorous stimulation of the feet may cause contractions of the uterus.