Reflexology is the ancient science and healing art of applying compression massage to specific points on the feet that the ancient sages believed corresponded to different parts of the body. It has been used effectively in many cultures for thousands of years. This type of compression is applied with the thumb and forefingers; which moves energy and thereby creates a state of relaxation for the recipient.
How does it work?
There are more nerve endings per square centimeter in the foot than any other part of the body and by manipulating specific reflex points on the feet; the nervous system responds by releasing blocked energy and stress. When stress is addressed in this manner, circulation is enhanced and the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the term used to describe the body, when it is in a normal, healthy state.
The potential benefits include:
- Stimulate nerve function
- Enhance the immune system
- Increase energy
- Boost circulation
- Induce a deep state of relaxation
- Flush out toxins
- Stimulate the central nervous system
- Assist in pain management
- Possibly aid in the prevention of migraine headaches
It can also assist in speeding up recovery after an injury or surgery, improve sleep habits and can help to relieve symptoms of depression.
The feet bear the weight of the whole body, allow us to stand, walk and run, but still, they are the least pampered part of the body and with ever-increasing levels of stress in our lives, reflexology can help cope with physical, mental and emotional stresses, as well as maintain basic health and wellness, when performed on a regular basis.
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