If your answer is yes, you might suffer from poor circulation. Although there are several other reasons why your hands and/or feet are frequently cold,
the Number 1 reason for cold hands and/or feet is #Poorcirculation, which can cause the blood to flow less efficiently to the hands or feet, making them feel cold. Of course, extreme cold temperatures, like we are experiencing lately, don’t help.
Some medical conditions, such as anemia, hypothyroidism, and Raynaud’s disease, can cause the hands to feel cold.
Nervousness or #anxiety can cause blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to the hands and/or feet making them feel cold.
Exposure to certain chemicals, such as solvents, can cause the hands to feel cold.
And some medications, such as beta blockers and certain antidepressants, can cause the hands to feel cold.
If your hands and/or feet feel frequently cold, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to determine the underlying cause and determine the best course of action.
In the meantime, while you are waiting for an appointment, or if you know that the reason your hands and/or feet feel frequently cold is poor circulation, you could always try these ‘handy’ tips below.
But first, what is circulation exactly and why is it so important?
Circulation is the movement of blood through the body. The heart pumps blood through a network of blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries, to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and remove waste products.
Good circulation is important for maintaining overall health, as it helps to ensure that the body’s cells and tissues receive the oxygen and nutrients they need to function properly. Circulation can be affected by a variety of factors, including physical activity, age, and underlying health conditions.
Ways to improve your circulation:
- Interval training
- Hot and cold shower
These are great ways to improve circulation and get the blood flowing but none of them are as luxurious as a #hotstonereflexology therapy.
During hot stone reflexology therapy we use heated, smooth stones to massage the feet. The heat from the stones helps to relax the muscles and improve circulation, which can provide a range of benefits, including reduced pain, improved sleep, and deep relaxation. During a hot stone reflexology session, we use hot stones to massage the feet to open reflex areas to stimulate corresponding areas of the body, and we also place the stones on specific areas of the body to release physical and emotional #tension, #anxiety and #stress.
Hot stone reflexology is generally safe, but we ask all of our clients to fill out a comprehensive pre-treatment assessment form to establish whether there are any concerns to use hot stones.
If there are contraindications, clients can avail of our traditional #reflexology and from early 2023 Thai Reflexology treatments.