Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural therapy that treats the entire body by applying firm, gentle pressure to reflex areas located on the feet, hands, and ears. It is believed that these reflex areas correspond with the various organs, glands, and systems of the body. By applying this pressure, the practitioner can influence the corresponding area of the body, aiding the natural healing processes and, thereby, restoring balance.
We have come to know that dis-ease is, but a lack of energy and balance within all the fields of the body. This can cause the organs and systems to miss-fire, throwing off the chemical, electrical, magnetic and nutrient balance. In time, such an imbalance will lower the immune system’s defenses, causing the body to begin the process of deterioration.
Treatments have been shown to reduce harmful stress and tension, as well as relieving pain and discomfort due to injury. Not only does Reflexology reduce physical, emotional, and psychological pain, the deep state of relaxation obtained during a Reflexology session protects the body from the harmful accumulative effects of stress. Chronic stress has been proven to cause a depletion of the body's immune system, which can lead to disease. It is for this reason reflexology is a viable preventative health care measure. Research has shown the specific techniques of Reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways.
Benefits of using Reflexology:
Stress management, helps in the prevention of stress related health challenges by promoting a deep sense of relaxation.
Reduces pain and tension,
Improved circulationand blood flow resulting in better oxygen and nutrient supply to all the cells of the body,
Detoxification, improved organ and gland function,
Feeling better, greater productivity, enriched quality of life,
Normalization of body functions,
Aids post-operative recovery: Reflexology has been shown to have positive results in recovery after surgery as shown by several studies, reducing pain and lessening the use of post-operative analgesics.
Complements cancer care: Pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or anxiety eased for chemotherapy patients following reflexology work as shown by 16 studies from 7 countries.
Eases the discomforts of pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects
Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia.