Reflexology is a massage modality that is done on your feet and hands, but it is not your average Swedish massage. It is so much more. Reflexology tries to balance the body and speed the healing response to troubled glands and organs by putting pressure on certain spots of your hands or feet….and sometimes ears! I prefer to work on the feet, they don't get enough attention.
In 1930, a physiotherapist named Eunice Ingham expanded treatment theories. She believed our bodies are mirrored or reflected in specific patterns onto our feet and hands. Through her research she discerned that the big toe was a mirror of your head, the ball of your foot as your chest, the arch as the middle of your abdomen and the heel of your foot as your lower abdomen.
Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflexes in the feet relative to each and every organ and all parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, just like preventive maintenance. The objectives of reflexology is relaxation, increase circulation, homeostatic or balance to the body.
In each section of the foot and hand, there are points that are triggers to certain organs. An example would be your liver. Since the liver is located in the middle of the abdomen, it is reflected in the arch of your foot. Due to this mirrored relationship, you can positively affect the liver by stimulating and manipulating its corresponding spot on the foot.
Reflexology is not only therapeutic, but is relaxing and helps relieve stress, which are the 2 main reasons to receive massage and Reflexology. Other therapeutic reasons to schedule a Reflexology treatment are: headaches, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, injuries…etc. This massage doesn’t take much of your time, it only takes 45 to 60 minutes.
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