Reflexology is known to be a very old method of healing which is dated back to about 4000 B.C. and linked to the Egyptian and Oriental cultures. This natural healing process involves contacting specific points on the hands and feet which correspond to different organs of the body.
Reflexology is a method that can be carried out by a therapist that is qualified, by applying pressure through the help of the fingers and thumb to points on the hands and feet. These areas are the reflex points for the body. These reflex points connect to specific parts of the body, and when they are massaged, relief from pain can occur, or an imbalance associated with particular areas, is gently removed. When your system is not working properly, deposits of calcium and other minerals can accumulate in the reflex points. A skilled reflexologist can use massage techniques to break down these deposits and help restore normal function.
The science of Reflexology considers the feet to be mini-maps of the human body, with each organ, gland, and part of the body linked to a corresponding reflex area or point in the foot. Reflexology speeds relief to the relevant part of the body when targeting a particular area or point. Furthermore, it is believed that when a person is experiencing pain or tenderness on his foot, there may be the presence of a particular health condition that needs attention. This also means that imbalance is present.
Reflexology also allows for more efficient blood flow. This can provide many benefits, improve overall function and make you less susceptible to different stresses.
Reflexology has been known to help people who have had migraines, constipation, digestive issues as well as typical aches and pains. These are just a few examples of conditions that can benefit from the effects of reflexology. For some, the effects can be instantaneous. Others will notice that their pain will not go away immediately after the session.
Remember that reflexology only becomes effective when done properly. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you do your research when finding a practitioner and make sure they have had the proper training. Reflexology has been misunderstood for a long time. It is finally being recognized however, that there is a science behind the treatment, and beneficial results are well documented.