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Pineal Gland

Updated: Apr 4

A&P (anatomy & physiology)

Our pineal gland is a tiny, pine cone shaped gland located in the centre of our brain which is part of the endocrine system. It secretes the hormone melatonin which helps us sleep by regulating our circadian rhythm, which are the physical, mental and behavioural changes we experience over a 24 hour cycle.

Where to find the pineal gland reflex...

This reflex can be found on the edge of your big toes, above the joint and in line with your nail bed. You can work it using your thumb gently or by applying some pressure that feels comfortable for you. It can sometimes feel quite sharp, but this sensation will alleviate after 20-30 seconds.

We work the pineal gland to help encourage your melatonin production and to help support your natural sleep cycle. You might be struggling to fall asleep or to stay asleep or be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which can cause your mood to dip.

You also may be feeling disconnected from the world at the moment. If so then the pineal gland is a really great reflex to work if you want to enhance your focus and experience less fatigue and more energy to work towards your goals and dreams in life.

We always incorporate working the pineal gland in all our reflexology sessions as we believe it is essential to helping to restore overall wellbeing.

Let us know how you got on with locating the pineal gland reflex on yourself or a willing loved one.

Was it easy to find?

What was the sensation?

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