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Reflexology 101

Most people find that complementary and alternative medicine only are not only calming, but also effective in the treatment of diseases of the body. Unlike modern medicines and medical care, these methods are affordable and less complicated. Reflexology is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy used to treat various health problems in patients worldwide.

Reflexology is an ancient technique introduced by the Egyptians of 2330 BC ago. It aims to provide a better flow of energy in the patient's body through the release of blocked energy channels through the key points on the hands and feet. These pathways are connected to the key points of the hands and feet called reflex zones that are responsible for triggering the right conditions in the whole body. These points are considered effective in restoring and maintaining health when targeted regularly.


The thumbs, fingers, and various hand techniques are used in various reflex areas. Unlike other types of massage, reflexology focuses on the hands and feet of the patient. Therefore, removing the clothing is  not necessary, therefore, it is a popular choice for massage to people who are not satisfied with being in the nude during the massage therapy. focused and continuous pressure on the hands and feet can be a difficult and painful, but the patient is relieved after reflexology it is effective in targeting problem areas in the human body. The therapist is repetitive and constant in working on the reflex areas, that are responsible for the problems in the patient's body through energy pathways. Repeated pressure application unblocks congested energy pathways, this leads to better health.

A good reflexology session will benefit the patient through relaxation of muscles and the whole body, as well as the mind. Regular reflexology can also bring about a significant improvement in blood flow and oxygen, blood pressure and heart rate, and a sense of calm. Reflexology should not be painful, but pain is common whenever the massage therapist applies pressure to the reflex zones. Feel free to let the therapist know how you feel when the pain is unbearable. Those experiencing it for the first time will find it quite difficult, as it is uncomfortable, and after that it can give a feeling of relaxation and relief throughout the body. Regular sessions of reflexology massage can also improve patients' confidence as regular pressure on the target areas can stimulate the patient's emotional health therefore improving it.

A good preparation before the scheduled reflexology massage, is ideal if you want a comfortable and effective treatment. Remember never to eat an hour before your appointment to avoid health complications and discomfort during treatment. Drink plenty of water before and after treatment for a good result as it helps in the flushing of toxins and unwanted organic waste from your system.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00