What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a specialized form of body work – similar to, yet very different from massage. It is based upon the theory that our bodies are reflected on our feet, hands and ears in the form of mini-maps that clearly reference all the organs and regions of our body. A reflexology foot chart and reflexology hand chart provide detailed graphic references for visually learning and understanding this basic premise of reflexology.
How is Reflexology performed?
Reflexology is performed by a non-invasive compression technique using the thumb and fingers on specific “reflex” areas on the hands and feet that correspond to all of the organs, glands and parts of our body.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
The benefits of reflexology have been known for thousands of years. There is evidence that ancient civilizations relied upon reflexology to bring healing to their people.
Today, reflexology is practiced world wide. It is recognized for it’s efficacy as a healing modality and is prescribed by medical professionals and covered by insurance companies in many countries. It’s refreshing to know there is global agreement regarding the healing power and benefits of reflexology.
The benefits of reflexology are profound, yet they work on a very subtle level. They stem from the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. When an individual receives reflexology and gives him or herself permission to relax and receive, they allow their body to accept the benefits of reflexology and fully experience all that reflexology has to offer.
A few of the conditions for which the benefits of reflexology can be realized are:
- Stress and anxiety
- High Blood Pressure
- Migraine headaches
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Constipation and Digestive disorders
- Sinus issues
- Circulatory problems
- Glandular and Endocrine issues
- Joint and muscle pain and stiffness
- Cognitive issues
Almost every condition can be helped with reflexology as it promotes your general health and comfort.