Based in traditional Chinese medicine, a reflexologists applies varying amounts of pressure to certain pressure points on your body, mainly your hands, feet, and ears. The theory is that applying this pressure to your hands, feet, and ears has the ability to impact other parts of your body including your organs, nervous system, and more.
Benefits you by leading to reduced stress and anxiety, pain relief, improved mood, and improved general wellbeing. People have reported that reflexology also helped them get over colds, viruses, and infections; ease back pain or arthritis pain; correct hormonal imbalances; boost fertility; treat peripheral neuropathy, and more.
There are several theories as to how this works. The pressure applied by a trained reflexologist may help calm the central nervous system, thus promoting relaxation. It may even help relieve physical pain caused by emotional or mental distress.
In Chinese medicine, the traditional belief of qi (pronounced chi). This loosely translates to “vital energy.” It is believed that stress or illness often leads to blocked qi. This can harm your body’s balance and may lead to further pain or disease. According to traditional Chinese medicine, a reflexologist’s touch is able to send energy flowing throughout your body, unblocking your qi and allowing for better health and wellness.
Another theory is called zone theory.
According to this theory, your body contains ten zones, each corresponding to a different finger and toe. Each zone contains different organs and systems. The theory goes that a reflexologist can affect any organ or system in your body by applying pressure to the correct pressure point in your fingers and toes. It is also known as zone therapy.
Allows you to remain fully clothed as the reflexologist focuses primarily on pressure points in your hands, feet, and ears. You will sit or lie down comfortably as the reflexologist works on your pressure points. They will explain what they’re doing as they go along. A session will last 30 or 60 minutes, depending on what you choose. It is often combined with a foot massage.
If you are looking for the healing touch of a massage therapist but you would rather not go with deep tissue massage or another type that involves touching your entire body, then reflexology may be perfect for you! Schedule your appointment today.