Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. It is an ancient form of healing that focuses on the principle that there are energy zones that run throughout the body and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all major organs, glands and body parts. By alternating pressure onto various points in the feet, therapeutic effects are had throughout the body. Each zone in the body can be considered a channel for life force or Chi. By stimulating a specific zone, it will revitalise and balance the rest of the functions within that zone and improving function to the corresponding organs and parts of the body.
Reflexology alleviates the effects of stress by inducing deep relaxation, allowing the nervous system to calm down and function more normally. Circulation and blood flow may improve, allowing oxygen to reach the cells. Adrenaline decreases and the body seeks homeostasis allowing it to heal itself and energy to flow.
There are some important reasons for working on the feet.....they literally ground us! They are furthest from the heart, where circulation stagnates. It is good to stimulate and encourage blood flow to the extremities. a reflexologist can actually feel imbalances within the feet.
A Reflexologist works with Subtle Energy flows, revitalising the body so that the natural healing mechanisms of the body can do its job. people do attest to better health, and sometimes see a marked reduction or even disappearance of the ailment, but it is not the reflexologist that cures, the body does this itself.
Reflexology assists in;
Reducing Stress and Induces Deep Relaxation
Cleansing the body of toxins and impurities
Balancing the system
Disclaimer: Reflexologists do not claim to diagnose or cure.