In our fast-paced world, burnout and overwhelm have become common afflictions, affecting individuals across various walks of life. The relentless pressure to achieve, meet deadlines, multitask, and maintain an ever-present online presence can take a significant toll on our physical and mental well-being.
The repercussions of this modern lifestyle can manifest in a myriad of symptoms, including insomnia, restless leg syndrome, tension headaches, back and neck strain, constant fatigue, a sense of being run down, an inability to focus, and reduced productivity.
According to recent research by the UK’s Mental Health Foundation, we are a stressed nation: with 74% of UK ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ at some point in the past year (2022). The percentage split for women is higher than for men: 81% vs 67%. And more alarmingly, one-sixth of people (16%) said they had self-harmed as a result of feelings of stress. Read the full article and survey on Stressed Nation.
This blog article delves into the impact of burnout and overwhelm on our daily lives and explores how reflexology emerges as a top beneficial treatment to combat these issues, allowing our bodies and minds to find rest and rejuvenation.

The Daily Grind: How Burnout and Overwhelm Affect Us

There are many factors which contribute to burnout and overwhelm. Including, but not exclusive, to the following:
  1. Pressure to Achieve: In today’s competitive society, the relentless pursuit of success can lead to chronic stress and burnout. The constant drive to outperform can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
  2. Deadlines and Multitasking: The demand for efficiency often results in juggling multiple tasks and strict deadlines. This multitasking culture can lead to mental fatigue and heightened stress levels.
  3. Always Online: Our addiction to digital devices and the pressure to be perpetually connected exacerbates the issue. The overexposure to blue light disrupts our circadian rhythms, affecting sleep quality and overall well-being.



Symptoms of Burnout and Overwhelm

Here are some common symptoms of burnout and overwhelm:
  1. Insomnia: The stress and anxiety associated with burnout can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to chronic insomnia.
  2. Restless Leg Syndrome: Constant stress can manifest as restless leg syndrome, causing discomfort and sleep disturbances.
  3. Tension Headaches: The pressure to perform often results in tension headaches, which can be debilitating and hinder productivity.
  4. Back and Neck Strain: Prolonged periods of stress contribute to muscle tension, particularly in the back and neck, leading to discomfort and pain.
  5. Constant Fatigue: Burnout drains your energy reserves, leaving you feeling perpetually tired and lacking vitality.
  6. Feeling Run Down: The cumulative effects of stress can leave you feeling physically and mentally drained, making it challenging to cope with everyday tasks.
  7. Inability to Focus: Burnout can make it difficult to concentrate, diminishing your ability to perform at your best.
  8. Reduced Productivity: Ultimately, burnout and overwhelm can hamper productivity and hinder personal and professional growth.



The Healing Power of Reflexology

Reflexology is emerging as a potent antidote to the perils of modern life. This holistic therapy focuses on applying pressure to specific points on the feet or face, which correspond to different organs and systems within the body. Research suggests that reflexology can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, effectively countering the effects of stress and burnout.

Benefits of Reflexology for Stress and Burnout

Here’s how reflexology (either foot or facial) can help reduce stress and burnout:
  1. Promotes Relaxation: Reflexology induces deep relaxation, allowing the body and mind to unwind.
  2. Reduces Stress Hormones: Research indicates that reflexology can reduce cortisol levels, the primary stress hormone.
  3. Improves Sleep Quality: Regular sessions of reflexology have been associated with improved sleep patterns and reduced insomnia.
  4. Relieves Muscle Tension: Reflexology can alleviate muscle tension, particularly in the back, neck, and shoulders.
  5. Boosts Mental Clarity: By calming the mind, reflexology can enhance focus and concentration.
  6. Restores Energy: Many individuals report feeling more energised and rejuvenated after reflexology treatments.

Limited Period Reflexology Offer

To celebrate World Reflexology Week this week (18-24th September 2023), we are offering a special coupon code for you to use for any booking made before the end of this month of September. This will save you £15 (reducing the cost from £46.50 to just £31.50). Apply the code REFLEX15 when you book. Choose between foot reflexology, which targets overall well-being, or facial reflexology, known for its relaxation and anti-aging benefits. You can book as many treatments under this code before it disappears end of the month for up to 1 month in advance.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience the super healing power of reflexology and rediscover balance in your life.


In a world filled with constant pressure and overwhelm, reflexology emerges as a soothing balm for the body and mind. Its ability to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, reduce stress, and promote relaxation makes it a valuable tool in combating burnout and overwhelm.
By taking advantage of our special offer during World Reflexology Week, you can embark on a journey towards improved well-being and a healthier, more balanced life.

What our clients say about our Reflexology treatments...

Cheranne Kermath

Such a talented therapist Esther is among the best. I’ve enjoyed her massage skills and her reflexology treatments are excellent.

I’m pleased to be experiencing the recently introduced Zone Facelift and after just one treatment I can see the difference. Looking forward to completing my package and seeing the results. I can highly recommend Mindbody Oasis.

Beverley Parry

Wow! What else can I say? Had a neck, shoulder and back massage with Esther last night. I have had many massages but this was by far the best! Then I had a Reflexology treatment which was amazing. Thank you very much Esther. Next treatment already booked. Looking forward to it very much.

Debbie Levi

Wonderful reflexology appointment. Feeling very relaxed, would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Mandi Everson

Had a wonderful treatment with Esther. Face and feet reflexology. Haven’t felt this calm in ages. Energy, physical, emotional and mental state in a far better place. Thank you so much 😊

Kate Lloyd

I’ve just had 3 great facial reflexology treatments and found them brilliant. They helped me relax, as well as relieve some sinus pressure I have been suffering with. Highly recommend booking a course of treatments with Esther!

Helen Mayers

I loved the facial reflexology – it improved my general wellbeing, reduced the frequency of severe migraine and my skin glowed….Ooh and I actually fell asleep during treatment which is unheard of 😊 I need to book my next one for after pay day! 😊 x

Debra Allen

Esther is a talented and knowledgeable therapist, who takes the time to explain your treatment and makes sure you're comfortable throughout. I can particularly recommend the hot stones massage, and face and foot reflexology.

Nicola Parry

I would recommend the Indian Head massage and reflexology. I have had both treatments and they were truly amazing.

Esther is very professional and her treatments are something else. This is way I am going to continue having regular treatments.

Helen Meredith

I had a course of Reflexology with the lovely Esther, and found the treatment so relaxing which followed with the best nights sleep ever!
Esther quite literally has magic hands! I had been suffering with a back problem and found the sessions really helped.
5* would highly recommend!

Jessica Turley

Fantastic expertise, so so relaxing. Definitely will be coming back. (Facial Reflexology)

Pamela Anderson

Gorgeous foot reflexology so relaxing highly recommended thank you.

Jo Jenkins

The most relaxing treatment I’ve ever had felt amazing afterwards. (Foot Reflexology)


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