REFLEXOLOGY FOOT MASSAGE
Reflexology is a holistic practice that works to keep the body in balance and to help activate the body's natural ability to heal itself. It works to restore the body back into it's harmonic state.
Foot massages are mainly used to release tension and stress. Stress can be a huge factor in worsening many health issues and not dealing with that build up can create blocked energy in your body. it is believed that stress is responsible for up to 75 per cent of all illness and disease. Reflexology can work to release this tension and therefore relieving this energy blockage.
On top of releasing this stress, a foot massage can also help with increased blood circulation, toxin removal, reduced and diminished pain and can induce a deep state of relaxation.
There are several reasons why it is believed Reflexology works, here are just a few of them.
Reflexology works with the central nervous systems.
According to theory, the reflexologist's application of pressure to the feet sends a massage from the peripheral nerves to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension levels. This can enhance overall relaxation, bring the internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increase localised blood supply.
Reflexology can help to reduce pain by reducing stress and improving mood.
This theory suggests that pain is a subjective experience created by your brain. The brain does this in response to the sensory experience of pain, but it can also work independently of sensory input and create pain in response to emotional or cognitive factors. Things that influence the brain, such as your mood or external factors like stress can also affect your experience of pain. According the theories, Reflexology may reduce pain by reducing stress and improving your mood.
Reflexology keeps the body's "vital energy" flowing
This theory suggests that there is a "vital energy" in the human body. If stress is not addressed, it can lead to congestion of energy, which in turn can cause bodily inefficiencies, which can lead to illness. According to this theory Reflexology can help to keep the energy flowing.