Reflexology is an ancient therapy known to promote the body's own healing powers. It is suitable for any age groups, from babies to seniors. Reflexology is more than a foot massage. It’s a natural healing therapy, which is highly effective in dealing with many complaints. In ancient times we stimulated reflexes naturally by walking barefoot over rocks, stones and rough ground, or by using our hands more often to climb, build or work. In today’s modern world we have lost much of natures way of maintaining a balanced and healthy equilibrium. Reflexology helps to restore this balance and promote natural health and vitality.
Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet.
A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area. According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet. Therefore, the massage is effective in stimulating the functions of the internal organs. Another advantage of this therapy is that there is no risk. A trained reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of illness and deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear when the process is finished.
The Benefits of Foot Reflexology