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.