Solar plexus – “the abdominal brain”

If I could choose a favourite reflex to ‘work’ then it would be the solar plexus and so to honour this powerful reflex I would like to dedicate this short article to this reflex point and explain why I feel it is so special.
Located in the upper part of the abdominal cavity, the solar plexus is a complex network of nerves. It is a personal power centre and is the largest autonomic nerve centre in the abdominal cavity. This great network of nerves branch out to all parts of the abdomen and controls many vital functions such as adrenal secretion and intestinal contraction. Due to this function the solar plexus is highly affected by stress and because of this sensitivity is often referred to as the ‘abdominal brain’.
By working on this reflex, stress, anxiety and nervousness may be alleviated and a sense of calm restored.

Fiona Cowie reflexology Edinburgh

At the beginning, middle and end of all my reflexology treatments, I ‘work’ the solar plexus reflexes for several minutes then release, occasionally with very little pressure.. just contact alone. I feel the connection and clients do too.
The intention of this is to promote optimum emotional wellbeing and allow the body to become more efficient in releasing any negative emotions, whether it be anger, resistance, sadness, fear and so forth..

Fiona Cowie reflexology Edinburgh

For me the solar plexus is one of the most important reflexes, not only a powerful point for deep relaxation and stress relief but also capable of balancing the body in its entirety. Once again explaining how beautifully reflexology may help support mind, body and soul.

Fiona Cowie

Clinical Reflexologist in Edinburgh
S.N.H.S. Dip (Nutrition)
S.N.H.S. Dip (Herbalism)

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