Passed through generations, this ancient healing therapy works on the principle that all body organs are connected to the reflex points on the feet via constant flowing energy channels. Massaging of the feet’s reflex points restores natural flow of energy which aids in improvement of well-being.
The Theory of Reflexology
The theory underlying reflexology is that the organs, nerves, glands & other parts of the body are connected to reflex areas or reflex points on the feet & hands. These areas are found on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, as well as on the top & sides of the feet & hands. By stimulating these areas using a compression technique and a form of massage with your thumbs, fingers & hands, you can create a direct response in a related body area. For example, by working on the head reflex (which is found on the big toe, you can activate the body's own healing processes to help alleviate headaches. The right foot and hand represent the right side of the body, while the left foot and hand represent the left side & according to 'zone therapy' ( there are ten different zones in the body). The feet are most commonly worked on in reflexology, because practitioners feel they are normally more responsive to treatment than the hands, since they contain a larger treatment area and so the reflex points are easier to identify & because the feet are usually protected by shoes & socks, they are more sensitive to treatment.
THE BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY
• Relieves pain
• Clears the body of toxins.
• Improves nerve stimulation
• Improves bowel movements
• Promotes general relaxation
• Relieves the effects of stress
• Improves the immune system
• Encourages better blood circulation
• Eliminates waste products from the body
• Encourages the body to heal any current disorders
• Complete physical and mental well-being