Ramadan is a time for reflection, and that includes our bodies as well as our spirituality. The festival is an ideal time to consider our lifestyle and how we treat our bodies, and change any poor eating habits to prevent them negatively impacting our health. Ramadan is a good time to consider a detox diet, but also appropriate therapies like reflexology to help boost our immune systems.
The three main meals of the day – Suhoor before sunrise, Iftar following sunset and the Ghabgha snack before sleep help balance our bodies physical needs, but we need to gain physiological sustenance from balancing our food intake with reflexology too.
We are constantly being assaulted by the environment around us, and it doesn’t matter how good our physical diet is – particularly during festivals like Ramadan – if our emotional health is left to suffer. This is where reflexology can help create a feeling of calm, helping our physical digestive system along with our spiritual one.
A reflexologist will examine your energy pathways and focus on the meridians that are affected by your lifestyle. From there, they can decide which pathways to unblock to help you get the most out of the sustenance that you are gathering during the Ramadan festival.
To help the process, you need to drink sufficient pure water or herbal tea after a reflexology treatment to facilitate the detox process. Once the pathways are cleared, you can cleanse the liver with turmeric, milk thistle, beetroot, ginger, burdock root and olive oil.
Following a course of reflexology and a diet of this nature will keep you satisfied while allowing a good detox for your body, making Ramadan a joyous period.