Relax With Reflexology
Reflexology dates back thousands of years and has been used by many different cultures. It is a method where there is a gentle pressure applied to reflexes on the feet and hands to promote deep relaxation, stimulate the healing process of the body and to achieve a restoration of the body to its natural state of balance.
Reflexology works on physical and emotional well being. It is a therapy that is based on energy, which moves along the paths through the body called meridians or zones. The body has ten zones that run from the top of your feet throughout the length of the body. Disease can occur when the energy channels are blocked. The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and the left foot to the left side of the body. The feet are a map of the whole body. Sensitivity in an area of one of the hands or feet creates an inequality throughout the length of the zone. Through stimulation of these lines, your body will be fully revitalized.
Reflexology is a natural healing art rooted in the belief that the reflexes of the hands and feet correspond to every part of the body. By stimulating and applying pressure on the hands or feet, reflexology promotes the bodily and muscular functions and increases blood circulation.
The feet and hands are very sensitive, capable of sensing pressure, exercise, stretching, and weight distribution. It uses the body to fight or flee to relax the body, with a full range of pressure sensors. It stimulates the flow of energy (Chi, nerve impulses and autonomic nervous system through the application of massage, pressure, relaxation techniques with the use of the thumb, fingers and other parts of the hands that provide movement. A wave of force is transmitted by the nerves that have been stimulated to move energy and heat from an connected portion of the body.
The typical professional reflexology session lasts 30 minutes to an hour. Removing shoes and socks is required. Some reflexologists use a chair, while others use a table. Some of them use oil as part of therapy, but most do not.
In order to work on the foor in a controller manner the reflexologist uses pressure, stretching and movement techniques. The entire surface of two feet is usually worked in a reflexology session. Reflexologist works within your comfort zone to keep the patient from experiencing excessive pressure that could cause harm or damage. It important that patients inform reflexology therapists about the amount of pressure that they prefer. A great reflexology session is intended to leave the individual feeling comfortable and relaxed.
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