Many people see Reflexology as just a foot massage and nothing more. If you are one of these people, then let us enlighten you. Although Reflexology therapy works on the feet, it also helps to help heal other related parts of the body. It is a gentle therapy used to help restore and maintain your body's natural balance. The therapist administers pressure with their thumb and fingers on the hands, feet, and even the ears. These reflex points that the therapist focuses on are connected to certain areas of the body via these extremities. When your body is not functioning properly, uric acid, excessive minerals, and deposits of calcium may manifest in the these reflex points. This can eventually hinder proper blood circulation. A skilled reflexology therapist will also include massage techniques to dissolve these deposits and help restore normal bodily function. Reflexology does not have the capacity of healing any life-threatening medical problem, but can potentially bring mental relief and clarity to people from all walks of life.
Benefits of reflexology
Reflexology therapy works through each organ of the body's systems. Among the advantages it offers are relaxation, relief of pain and stress, enhance digestion and circulation, stimulation of the nervous systems and immune system, and balance for the body, mind, and spirit. Reflexology is a cohesive therapy since the whole body is treated without singling out a symptom. Irritable bowel system, sinus problems; migraines; hormone related issues; pregnancy, menopause-related issues, pains of the back and joint; and insomnia, are just several of the conditions reflexology may help to relieve.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all. Most people use reflexology as a means of relaxing the mind and body and it has been known to be an effective tool. With stress being very common in recent days; this gentle, soothing therapy provides a process of stress release that can aid the physical, mental and emotional status.
How Does Reflexology Work?
By stimulating and administering pressure to the feet or hands, reflexology enhances circulation and can increase specific body and muscular functions. Both hands and feet are more sensitive than
most people known. A well-trained expert reflexologist can identify subtle changes in the certain part on the feet, and by working in these areas may affect the following organ of the body. Research has shown that reflexology improves physical and emotional movements, increase boldness and confidence; also, improve the ability of concentration and motivation.
What is a a Reflexology Session Like?
According to Chinese medicine, the soles of the feet grip the sensory nerves of the internal organs that are disbursed through the body. During a reflexology session, the therapist administers manual pressure to the feet, working on reflex areas that connect with different parts of your body. Pressure is thereafter applied to certain part of the soles of the feet. Mineral deposits and imbalances are sought out and freed by specific pressure in order to take away blockages and bring back the normal flow of blood and energy. Reflexology uses fingers, hands, and sometimes a pin-point device to trigger a reflex action in another part of the body. When properly practiced, reflexology gives a feeling of well-being and relaxation as it stimulates the body to help itself heal.
Is Reflexology safe?
Normally it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider if you have diabetes, heart condition, epilepsy, and kidney or high blood pressure problems before going on a course of reflexology. People who are bleeding whether internally or externally, Pregnant or menstruating women should not receive reflexology. Most people experience relaxation and well being during, and after the session. Once in a while, people report feelings of loathing, tearfulness or lethargic after a reflexology session, this is directly correlated to you current mood. Therapist advise that this is part of the healing process. It is paramount that you report any of these feelings to your reflexology therapist in order to adopt your treatment plan accordingly.
If you are considering reflexology massage, then consult Murfreesboro Massage Therapy and experience the different ways we bring positive changes to you.
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