Reflexology uses techniques of the hand, thumb, and fingers to stimulate certain areas of the feet, hands, face or ear. It is believed that these areas correspond to various parts of the body. It is believed that reflexology promotes health and well – being.
How Does Reflexology Work?
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that the feet and hands are energetically connected to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body by certain points or “reflex areas.” A reflexologist is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the associated body area by applying pressure to reflex areas.
Here Are Some Examples of Reflex Areas and Their Corresponding Body Parts:
- The tips of the toes reflect the head
- The heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
- The liver, pancreas, and kidney are in the arch of the foot
- Low back and intestines are towards the heel
According to reflexologists, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress.
Benefits of Reflexology Massage:
- Improves Nerve Function
- Boosts Energy Levels
- Elimination of Toxins
- Reduction in Headaches