Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.
Reflexology is an ancient art. References to this way of healing can be found in Physician’s Tombs in Egypt as early as 2300 B.C. and in Physicians Temple in Nara, Japan, dating back to 690 A.D! In the East, ancient Chinese techniques were re-discovered in the 1980’s and have spread throughout Asia and now available in the USA, creating today’s reflexology-rich environment.
Pain reduction: Interrupts sensory transmission which short-circuits and confuses the nervous system so pain is not perceived by the brain in the same way.
Foot and leg problems: (Along with appropriate medical care)-Helps to open up joint space as well as stretching fascia (connective tissue) that may be tight and causing pain and inflammation on the bottom of the foot.
Increasing circulation: Stimulates not only the nerves, but also the skin and underlying cellular tissue increasing the blood flow resulting in more oxygen to the cells. Also stimulated is the circulation of neurochemicals and hormones secreted from the glands.
Detoxification: Deposits of waste or ‘crystals’ consisting of lactic, pyruvic, uric acid and calcium form at nerve endings in the feet once circulation is increased. The pressure applied through reflexology can crush then and send them through the circulatory system for elimination.
We consist of a physical and emotional body, with a mind and spirit that are all interdependent. The Reflexologist takes into account all aspects of the client’s being: body, emotion, mind, and spirit. A relaxed body can induce calm emotions, a serene mind, and an integrated spirit. For more detailed information. Please see the source information noted below.