Reflexology is a treatment for the whole body; based on the principal that specific reflex points on the feet correspond to areas within our bodies. These points when stimulated, using a specific thumb technique, identify areas requiring therapeutic attention. Reflexology boosts health and maintains well being by keeping the energy pathways clear.
Reflexology is a unique modality in the health field. Reflexology is the applied pressure of the practitioners thumb and fingers to the patients feet and hands. This applied pressure (a form of acu pressure) clears crystals (possible calcium and uric acid mixtures) to unblock nerve impulses. Circulation is increased when fascia and bones are torqued and manipulated while congestion is naturally removed.
Something that cannot be proved scientifically but is theoretically possible is the reflex reaction to the pressure. What do I mean? A major theory (started by Eunice Ingham ) say's that when reflexes are struck (applied pressure) it can signal changes needed to the organ, gland or parts of the body it corresponds to. It may be some kind of signal like a TV or Radio wave or an electrical impulse that passes through tissue unabated. Only time and science will discover why it works so well.
Reflexology can be painful at first because of early congestion in the feet. However, after a few treatments the pain will subside and a deep relaxation will prevail.
The Reflexologist's purpose is not to treat or diagnose for any specific medical disorder, but to promote better health and well being in the same way as an exercise or diet program
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