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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly by the application of pressure can help many health problems in a natural way as well as a way of preventative maintenance.

Reflexology massage goes back to ancient Egypt where inscriptions were found in the physician’s tomb at Saqqara in Egypt. It can be very beneficial in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to such an extent that direct manipulation is not allowed. It is also useful in stress-related illnesses and emotional disorders.

Reflexology Shoulder

If reflexologists find congestion or tightness during the session, they will apply pressure to work on bringing the body back into balance. If the practitioner finds an area of pain, the area is worked until harmony is brought to the area or point. To “release pain” is not the model: the goal is rather to bring the whole body into balance, and then the pain will subside. The reflexologist stimulates the nervous system to do the work; it is not the therapist who “fixes” it.

Benefits of Reflexology 

  • Promotes overall relaxation

  • Reduces pain

  • Stimulates circulation

  • Decrease stress and anxiety

  • Reduce migraine and headache

  • Alleviates respiratory problems

  • Relieves pain of multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer treatments

  • Aids in poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome

  • Alleviates menopausal and premenstrual symptoms

  • Reduces bladder problems

  • Relieves tension


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