What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a science that deals with the study of applied pressure to the nerve endings in the hands, feet and ears that correspond to the glands, organs and systems in the body in relieving pain, eliminating toxins and improving circulations.
How Does Reflexology Work?
The healing art of Reflexology works by applying pressure to the nerve ending points found in the feet,hands and ears for the purpose of removing crystals that block the circulation and flow of energy that causes pain and discomfort in the body. Each nerve ending point is connected to an organ and system in the body. When the nerve ending is stimulated and the blockage is removed the body begins to heal itself.
What Are The Benefits Of Reflexology?
The primary function of Reflexology is to induce an optimal state of health and wellness through relaxation, improved circulation, stress and pain relief that brings balance to body that is needed for the healing process to begin.
Is There Any Research or Studies On Reflexology?
There have been many recent studies to validate the effectiveness of Reflexology in the U.S. and around the world. China, Denmark, Japan, and Great Britain, for example, are a few countries where Reflexology is widely used as an accepted form of medical treatment. In the U.S. Reflexology research is included in the National Institute of Health study on complementary therapies.
Is Reflexology Safe – Who Can Use It?
The beauty of Reflexology is that it is safe for just about anyone. Reflexology is safe and beneficial for everyone from infants to the elderly.
Are there any side effects from this form of therapy?
There are no known negative side effects. Since Reflexology brings balance to the body and assists the body’s natural ability to heal,after a Reflexology session,a response known as “toxin release” may sometimes happen associated with minor discomfort. When this happens it is a sign of the body systems and Reflexology working together to activate the body’s healing process.
How Often Should I Have Reflexology?
Frequency of visits depends on the health and wellness goals of the client. Clients with chronic conditions can benefit from bi-weekly or weekly sessions. Monthly Reflexology sessions can be a preventive healthcare program for optimum wellness.
What’s The Difference between Reflexology and Massage?
Many people confuse Reflexology with Massage. There are many differences between these two modalities – each having its own strengths, application, techniques and educational requirements.
- Massage works on the whole body with a focus on the soft tissue and the muscles.
- Reflexology works on the hands, feet or ears with a focus on the nerve endings and the nervous system.
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