Can reflexology be beneficial before taking English language exams, or any exam for that matter? Anita Siegl from Happy Feet Reflexology has spoken about her English language learning journey and the benefits that reflexology can bring to people studying for exams.
Firstly, what is reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient, non-intrusive, complimentary healing technique. It uses rhythmic pressure to stimulate the nerve endings of your feet, hands, ears or face.
The Etymology of Stress
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, the psychological meaning of 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. Discover some of the benefits reflexology with Anita can bring to people who are in this position.
Benefits of Reflexology with Happy Feet
Hand reflexology is known to calm the mind and release stress and anxiety. These are common problems among students and can be a major factor that lead 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, reduce anxiety, and to improve concentration, memory and focus.
Remember, 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 focus:
- Practice conscious breathing. You can sign up for wellbeing emails to receive weekly tips on how to reset your mind in 45 minutes.
- If you’re typing for long periods, insert a break every 60-90 minutes to stretch your hands. This will also give your brain a much needed break to reset and reboot.
- Get regular reflexology treatments.
Anita’s Reflexology and Language Studying Journey
I learned German first and English next. Both of these languages are completely different to my mother league, which is Hungarian.
I’ve spent plenty of time trying to learn words that made no sense to me. Practicing pronunciation and stressing about exams, presentations, and the likes.
When I enrolled in an accredited reflexology course, I often had the feeling I was learning a fourth language.
Luckily, by the time the exams came around, I knew how much reflexology could help me to succeed. Not only with stressful situations, but with my concentration and focus. So, I sailed through the exams and qualified with distinction.
I would have been over the moon if someone had recommended reflexology to me earlier in my 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.
I am so happy that I can now 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 to receive an invitation.
Additionally, if you have any other questions, contact Anita at
Finally, Bestow Education students who register to the Happy Feet Reflexology 1+1 Bundle in September will receive the full course handbook normally included in the deluxe bundle only.