Reflexology

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Reflexology is an ancient healing practice of applying therapeutic pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears that benefits the whole body.  Reflexology connects areas on the outside of your feet to the inside of your body.  Reflexologists are guided by a foot map that represents reflex points that correspond to every organ, valve, muscle, etc., in the body.  Reflexology also rests on the belief, that qi (pronounced Chee) is the bodies “vital energy” and flows through each person. When a person feels

 

 

stressed, their body blocks qi which can cause an imbalance in the body and lead to illness. By using specific pressure techniques, reflexologists remove energy blockages and promote health in the related area reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.

Reported health benefits of Reflexology

 

Reflexology helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. 

 

Other conditions shown to benefit from reflexology:

  • stress management                               

  • post-operative pain anxiety

  • sleep disorders

  • digestive disorders

  • congestive symptoms

  • muscle pain

  • joint problems

  • menstrual pain

Stimulating these reflexes can result in one or more of the following:  

   

  • enhanced muscle relaxation

  • improved circulation of blood and energy

  • opening of lymphatic pathways

  • released endorphins for the reduction of pain, from migraine to joint pain

  • improved nerve condition by opening up and clearing neural pathways

  • more oxygen and nutrients to the reflexed areas

  • deep relaxation which helps to heal many stress-related conditions