What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive, foot massage involving thumb and finger techniques. Alternating pressure is applied to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body located on the feet and hands. Reflexology is a holistic way to support your good health and help you feel better. It releases tension and maintain the stresses of your everyday life.
Reflexology has been known to decrease stress, increase relaxation, and improve circulation. Improved circulation can result in decreased muscle soreness and tension. It reduces swelling from illnesses or injuries. It also cleanses the body of toxins and impurities, revitalizes energy and boosts the immune system. Reflexology works with subtle energy flows, therefore the body heals itself.
Why a holistic approach?
Reflexology treats the body as a whole with interrelated systems. For example, working on one particular reflex point such as the neck and back, does not just address body stress there. By stimulating all of the reflex points, your entire system benefits by allowing healing energies go where they are most needed.
Will reflexology interfere with my current health care?
Reflexology is considered complementary care for people with many conditions. Be sure to tell your practitioner if you may be pregnant or have a medical condition. Reflexology is non-invasive. Meaning that no needles or tools are used - just the hands. In many countries such as Great Britain, reflexology is considered a standard part of their National Health Service. Japan also offers reflexology in their health program.