The Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology dates back to Egyptian times. It is a treatment that involves massage techniques applied to specific pressure points that relate to the organs and spine in your body. It is important to note that not all reflexology is created equal. Some beauty spas and salons advertise reflexology massage, however, they are often unlicensed and untrained in true reflexology. To get the full benefits of this ancient healing practice it is vital that you see a trained Reflexologist and Licensed Massage Therapist.
Like acupuncture, reflexology is based on the ancient belief in “qi,” or “vital energy.” When qi is blocked, this can cause an imbalance in the body which then manifests as illness, pain, and other issues.
Reflexology aims to stimulate the vital energy within the human body, promoting blood circulation, balance, and the flow of qi. While it is not a method of diagnosis, reflexology does offer insight and awareness of where there may be stuck energy in the body.
It is also very helpful treatment to help alleviate pain in the body. For example, if a patient has lower back pain, then using specific techniques to massage the area of your foot that corresponds to your lower back may help alleviate some of your pain. Typically the areas that feel the most render during reflexology are indicators or where your body may need some extra care and attention.
While science has only just begun to understand the potential benefits of reflexology, preliminary research has found that it may ease pain, promote general wellbeing, and help with other issues, including:
Pain during labor
Shortness of breath
Anxiety, physical pain and emotional pain in cancer patients
Some symptoms of MS like fatigue and uncomfortable skin sensations
Studies also found that reflexology boosted feelings of well-being and relaxation, made it easier for people to manage health conditions, and improved quality of life.
Users have also self-reported improvements in a range of other issues, including:
Nerve problems and numbness
Boosted immune system function
Reflexology is a needle-less, non-invasive treatment, suitable for all age groups. It’s the perfect method to promote balance and well-being.