Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex points on the hands and feet that relate to every part, organ and gland of the body.
Ancient medical texts state that optimum health is dependent on the whole body being in a state of harmony and balance, reflexology will help to bring about this balance.
Any tenderness in the reflex points will indicate that the corresponding organ may not be functioning properly. The points may have a crunchy or granular feel which is caused by crystalline deposits. This can signify areas of the body that are congested areas and without proper circulation. Reflexologists use their fingers and hands to apply pressure to these points to breakdown toxic deposits, release tension and encourage full blood circulation to the corresponding glands and organs.
Treatments last approximately one hour, and may be necessary on a weekly basis, depending on the health of the individual and upon how chronic an ailment may be. Regular treatments three weeks or one month apart are suggested as preventative measures. For children, the aged or the extremely ill the pressure used and length of treatments is decreased, while the frequency of treatment is increased.
Who Can Benefit?
People of all ages can benefit from reflexology. People report how wonderfully relaxed and re-energized they feel after a treatment. To summarize, reflexology relieves stress and induces deep relaxation.
It improves circulation and rids the body of toxins.
It balances the whole body system.
It revitalizes and energizes the body and also is a very effective form of preventative health care.
Reflexology is most effective when combined with a good diet, exercise and a positive outlook.