Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Benefits of Reflexology

A natural healing art based on the principle that there
are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral
areas within zone related areas, which correspond to
every part, gland and organ of the body.
Through application of pressure on these reflexes without
the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, the feet being the primary
area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves
circulation and helps promote the natural function
of the related areas of the body."
 What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily
on the feet.
How does reflexology work?
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are
"reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to
specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.
Why do people get reflexology?

* Stress and stress-related conditions
* Tension headaches
* Digestive disorders
* Arthritis
* Insomnia
* Hormonal imbalances
* Sports injuries
* Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual
   syndrome (PMS)
* Digestive problems, such as constipation
* Back pain
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes

relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet,
and encourages overall healing.
 Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy

and "should not replace medical treatment".
How does reflexology relate to other therapies?

Acupuncture and Acupressure: Reflexology is similar to
acupuncture and acupressure in that it works with the body's
vital energ through the stimulation of points on the body.
However, acupuncture/acupressure points do not always
coincide with the reflex points used in reflexology. Reflexology
and acupressure are both "reflex" therapies in that they work
with points on one part of the body to affect other parts of the
body. While reflexology uses reflexes that are in an orderly
arrangement resembling a shape of the human body on the feet,
hands, and outer ears, acupressure uses over 800 reflex points
that are found along long thin energy lines called meridians that
run the length of the entire body.

A session can be 45 to 60 minutes and cost $60.00

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