What is Reflexology?
Reflex points correspond to all the organs, glands and parts of the body. Applying gentle firm pressure to these reflexes properly can stimulate healing potential and rejuvenating energy throughout the whole body by opening and clearing the neural pathways through the feet. Each Session Includes a warm relaxing foot soak, individualized foot reflexology treatment, and a hot towel foot wrap.
Reflexology therapy is a natural, holistic approach to relieving aches and pains.
This modality is an ancient healing practice that is based on the belief that there are reflex areas located on the feet and hands that correspond to individuals glands, organs and body parts.
Our Professional Reflexologists undergoes meticulous training to know all the points and what they relate to. For example, base of the little toe represents the ear, and the ball of the foot under the toes represents the lung. See attached charts.
This service primarily uses firm pressure of the practitioners thumbs and fingers to stimulate reflex areas. The application of pressure to certain pressure points on the feet brings about tension released from the body.
Therefore, by applying skillfully trained pressure on the foot reflex areas can help relieve chronic pain, tension, stress and helps bring the body back into harmony and balance.
Conversely, Traditional Thai Reflexology Therapy adds a wooden stick tool that is used in a set of learned sequences on the reflex areas of the hand or foot.
Thai foot massage is relaxing yet invigorating treatment of the feet that was greatly influenced by two of it’s closest neighbor’s China and India. Their Reflexology systems are 1000’s of years old.
Benefits of Reflexology
There are numerous health benefits of reflexology which ultimately provides a healthier self. Some of the more common benefits include:
Works with the Central Nervous System
Overall relaxation brings internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increases blood supply (which brings additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhances waste removal). It positively affects the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, and neuropeptide systems in the body.
Firstly, it has been well documented that stimulating nerves in the feet increases heart function.
The heart pumps more efficiently thereby increasing oxygen rich blood supply to arteries and vital organs.
Secondly by increasing the rate of circulation improves oxygen supply to the kidneys and the brain.
Finally, improving the function of the renal and central nervous system, as well as other physical benefits.
Improves the immune system
Reflexology helps detox the body, thereby promoting a healthier immune system.
It also helps to fight bacteria and infection by naturally enhancing the body’s ability to nourish important organs.
Stimulates nerve function
Traditionally, Chinese therapists stimulated nerves through acupuncture and Qi Gong practices for removal of stagnated chi.
Stress reduction is obviously one of the most popular benefits of this amazing therapy. Reflexology is thought to be one of the easiest and long lasting ways to manage the harmful effects of stress.
To keep it short and simple, clients achieve lasting stress reduction from our Reflexologists at Be Well Holistic Massage Wellness Center, P.A. MM37830.
Reflexology removes tension caused by stress and will help you achieve calm, leave you feeling invigorated and balanced.
Moreover, it also known to promote mental balance by relaxing the nerves and releasing feel good hormones, creating a sense of overall well-being.
Improves flexibility and range of motion
As we get older without consciously working out and staying in constant flow of movement, joints tighten, muscles become weaker, and range of motion becomes limited.
With an inactive lifestyle muscle stimulation becomes reduced, further limiting natural stretching ability.
Reflexology therapy targets specific nerves which in turn, helps unblock stuck energy in the body.
This service can be used as a preventive to avoid injuries while performing everyday activities.Reflexology keeps the body’s “vital energy” flowing.
Thus things that influence the brain, such as your mood or external factors like stress can also affect your experience of pain. According to this theory, reflexology may reduce pain by reducing stress and improving mood.
Yet another theory holds that there is a "vital energy" in the human body. If stress is not addressed, it leads to congestion of energy, which in turn causes bodily inefficiencies, which can lead to illness. According to this theory, reflexology helps keep the energy flowing.
In addition this treatment may be an especially useful add on for the care of neuropathy of the legs, feet and toes.
Reflexology effectively reduces pain. Medical experts recommends this therapy to help cope with both post-operative surgical rehabilitation and recovery of injuries.
In reflexology theory, every organ, valve, muscle, etc. that lies within a zone can be accessed via a point or area on the feet or hands. For example, working between toes 2 and 3, or fingers 2 and 3, the eye point is found. These pathways between pressure points and other parts of the body are thought to be connected via the nervous system, as described above.
The zones are similar to, but not the same as meridians found in Chinese medicine. However, there are some correlations between meridians and location of organs on the feet and ankles.
In short both are right. Nerves transmit impulses to the brain and relay responses to organs and stimulated reflex points encourages optimized nerve function responses.
Cancer patients find Reflexology sessions are profoundly helpful to treat chemotherapy induced nausea.
Females in labor or those who experience severe menstrual cramps also report reduced pain due to Reflexology treatments..
This therapy is very effective in treating patients with chronic back and neck pain.
How would you like some extra natural energy to help you enjoy your work and personal life?
A relaxed and stress-free individual is naturally more energetic and functions better. When one’s raises their energy, it makes it easier, as well as more fun to work and play harder.
This soothing therapy will enable you to experience a rejuvenated, refreshed, and invigorated spirit that can help promote a more active lifestyle.