Updated: Sep 14, 2022
Reflexology is more than a foot rub!
If you’re considering making a reflexology appointment, you might have a lot of questions. What is reflexology? What are the benefits? Is it just another word for a foot massage?
In reflexology, pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the foot. These points correspond to organs and areas of the body. The treatment is said to induce a healing response, even alleviating some ailments.
Kneading the ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing into the arch are just a few of the movements you’ll experience during a treatment. Why do they focus on certain areas? Well, it all revolves around the charted areas of your foot.
Read below for 5 Benefits of Reflexology to help you feel your best!
1. Addresses Health Conditions
Reflexology can address anything from headaches, internal conditions, to foot issues. If an area is sensitive or tender when it is stimulated, this may indicate imbalances within the corresponding organ.
2. Clears Blockages in the Body
With repeated pressure of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any meridians of blocked energy. It is said to do so through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and through nerve impulses. Ultimately, assisting in balancing meridians and improving overall health.
3. Cleanses the body of toxins
Reflexology helps flush out toxins from the body by stimulating the organs that are involved in detoxification including the liver, kidney, colon, lungs and even the skin. Periodic detoxing is important to ensure our bodies are functioning properly.
4. Boosts the immune system
Reflexology also boosts the production of endorphins which are needed by immune cells receptors to function properly. Endorphins are the body's natural "feel-good" hormones that are released to relieve stress and pain.
5. Increases circulation
Reflexology helps stimulate the body's overall blood circulation. It can also target the heart and related organs to reduce blood pressure.
Yours in health & wellness,