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Benefits of Reflexology When Studying for Exams

Can reflexology be beneficial before taking English language exams, or any exam for that matter? Anita from Happy Feet Reflexology describes her English language journey and the benefits that reflexology can bring to people studying for exams.

Firstly, what is reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient, nonintrusive, complimentary healing technique that uses rhythmic pressure to stimulate the nerve endings of your feet, hands, ears or face.

Etymology of reflexology

Reflexology is known as a useful technique to reduce stress. A definition of stress is:

‘a state of mental and/or emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances’

However, this psychological meaning to stress was only first cited in 1955. In the 1300s, stress referred to the ‘physical strain on a material object’ e.g. the stress on the ropes of a boat. 

The example of the tension of a rope is a great analogy for what happens to the muscles in the body while students spend hours sitting in a chair, at a desk, while studying. It can also serve as a metaphorical image of the stress the brain can be under too. Discover some of the benefits reflexology with Anita can bring to people who are in this position.

Benefits of Reflexology with Happy Feet Reflexology

Hand reflexology is known to release stress and anxiety, and to soothe and calm the mind. This is a common problem among students and can be a major factor to students ‘ freezing’’ during an exam. Through the On-Demand Guided Hand Reflexology Video Tutorials, students can address these issues and learn invaluable tips and techniques to release stress, anxiety, and improve their concentration, memory and focus.

The calmer the mind, the better the results!

Practicing this novel form of mindfulness training, through online guided hand reflexology, can move you to a state of deep relaxation. It improves circulation, focus, memory, energy flow, and the quality and quantity of sleep.

Below are some free reflexology tips to use when studying for exams.

Reflexology tips when preparing for exams

  • Massage the areas indicated in the chart below to release stress, anxiety and  improve concentration, memory and focus.
  • Relax when you’re most stressed – this is much easier done than you would believe. A few 1-minute breathing exercises, a cup of chamomile tea, a quick walk around the block.
  • Get regular reflexology treatments – reflexology is known to release stress, improve concentration, energy and blood flow at the same time as calming the nerves (Benefits of Reflexology When Studying for Exams)
  • Practice conscious breathing – not sure how? Sign up to our wellbeing emails to receive weekly tips on how to reset your mind in 45 seconds.
  • Massage the areas indicated in the chart below to release stress, anxiety and  improve concentration, memory and focus.
  • Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more! Keeping your body (especially your brain) hydrated is imperative! Lemon water is particularly helpful.
  • If you’re typing for longer periods, insert a pause every 60-90 minutes to stretch your hands – it will also give your brain a much needed break to reset and reboot.

Anita’s Reflexology and Language Studying Journey

I learned German first and English next, both of them being completely different to my mother tongue, which is Hungarian’. 

I’ve spent plenty of time trying to learn words that made no sense to me. Practicing pronunciation – not that you would believe it if you heard me – and stressing about exams, presentations, and the likes. 

When I enrolled in an accredited reflexology course I often had the feeling that I’m learning a fourth language with all the technical terms and expressions. 

Luckily by the time the exams came around I knew how much reflexology can help me, not only with stressful situations but also improving my cognitive functions, such as memory, concentration and focus, so I sailed through the exams and qualified with distinction.

I would have been over the moon had someone recommended reflexology to me earlier in life when I was studying. Instead of staying up all night and facing panic attacks before exams, I would have been able to study more efficiently and sleep much better.

All the happier I am that now I can share the Benefits of Reflexology When Studying for Exams.

Happy Feet Reflexology Offer

People who follow both Bestow Education and Happy Feet Reflexology on Instagram will receive a special offer from Happy Feet Reflexology. Anita will run a live Q&A class in mid- September via Zoom. You can sign up by commenting on the relevant post, (don’t forget to follow us) to receive an invitation. 

Additionally, if you have any other questions, contact Anita at hello@happyfeetreflexology

Furthermore, Bestow Education students registering during September to Happy Feet Reflexology 1+1 Bundle will receive the full course handbook normally included in the deluxe bundle only.

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