Foot Reflexology is a scientific technique using clinically documented connections between parts of the feet and parts of the body. When a spot on the foot is treated with an on/off pressure, energy can be transmitted to a specific part of the body. A reflexologist knows the map of the body on the feet. Using the map, points can be treated benefiting muscles and organs, shoulders and adrenals for example. Reflexology differs from a relaxing foot massage by providing therapeutic benefit to other parts of the body and leaves the feet feeling great too! Reflexology is great to tend injuries or areas that cannot be directly touched. Using reflexology a therapist can send clearing and balancing energy to help the body restore wellbeing. Reflexology is always a treat for the body and sometimes it is just what the ‘doctor’ ordered. It can help improve the function of the organs and glands, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems as well as muscles. The most effective reflexology uses a light to moderate touch on the feet. Ticklishness can be avoided by a firmer, but not forceful touch. Immediately after a reflexology session, people feel light on their feet and generally feel better. Within the next 24 hours after a session, people often notice more benefits such as improved sleep, breathing and elimination as well as a lessening of chronic pain and tension.
Foot reflexology is a “pressure therapy” that involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot. By addressing these pressure points, it opens neural pathways and helps balance the body. It is a complementary therapy, which enhances the body’s ability to fight disease and can be used in addition to conventional therapies.
Reflexology is based on the belief that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body. Our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head. This encompasses all of our vital organs on the way. When the energy is blocked in these reflex zones, it forms lumps and tender spots on the feet. Applying focused pressure to these reflex points located in the foot stimulates the corresponding area and removes blockage, which opens vital neural pathways and helps the organ function optimally.
Foot reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years all over the world. Back in the day, it was common practice to walk barefoot over rocks, stones and rough ground to balance overall body health. In today’s modern world, we have lost much of nature’s way of maintaining a balanced and healthy equilibrium. Reflexology helps to restore this balance and promote natural health and vitality.
Can Reflexology Make a Condition Worse?
No, it will not make any condition more acute. Reflexology helps to normalize body functions. A Reflexology session relaxes the stress that can affect your health. It is a safe effective way to Better Health.
Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Reflex points, which relate to all parts of the body, can be found in the feet, hands, face and ears. These points respond to pressure, stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. The body starts progressively clearing blockages, re-establishing energy flows and balancing itself, resulting in better health. There are many different styles and approaches used in reflexology, however the basic principle is constant. Subtle yet powerful, reflexology is becoming increasingly popular in the world of complementary therapies.