What is Reflexology and how can it help you?
Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. please use it wisely. We care about your wellbeing.
the benefits of reflexology include
-Amelioration of symptoms for health concerns,
-Rejuvenation of tired feet,
-Improvement in blood flow,
-Beneficial for post-operative recovery and pain reduction,
-Enhancement of medical care (cancer, Phantom limb pain, and hemodialysis patients),
-Adjunct to medical health care (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder),
-Compliment to cancer care (pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety),
-Easier birth/ delivery/ postpartum recovery
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on simulating a system of zones and relax areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet with a premise that such treatment restores a natural state of homeostasis.
History of Reflexology
Reflexology has been known to mankind for thousands of years, going back to the ancient cultures of China and Egypt, as depicted in stone carvings dating back to 2330 B.C.
What is reflexology?
In 1913 Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat surgeon, introduced this therapy to the West. He noted that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anaesthetizing effect on related areas. Developing this theory, he divided the body into 10 equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything within that zone. Thus, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked two other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930s Eunice Ingham, a therapist, further developed and refined the zone theory into what is known as foot reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot mirrors congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body. Thus, when you treat the big toe there is a related effect in the head, and treating the whole force can have a relaxing and healing effect on the whole body.
How can reflexology help you?
In modern times an increasing number of people are availing of this safe and natural therapy as the way of relaxing, balancing and harmonizing the body. There are many factors in life, such as illness, stress, injury, fast can create a state of imbalance, a state of disease – but the body has a natural ability to heal itself.
Reflexology can restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle, noninvasive therapy, encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, sometimes counteracting many years of misuse. drugs or medication are never used in reflexology, but nutrition is very important and your therapist would advise you accordingly.
Reflexology has been successful in revealing many acute and chronic conditions, such as insomnia, menstrual problems, migraines, sinusitis, vertigo, asthma, sciatica, and many others. In addition, its benefits extend to improving the circulation, purifying the lymphatic system, improved function of the intestines, liver and kidneys, a general detoxification bringing increased awareness accompanied by mental and cellular relaxation.
In the field of Oncology an increasing number of consultants are recognizing the benefits of this relaxing and calming therapy, and it is now accepted as a standard practice in many Maternity units. Courses of treatment vary in length, depending in each case on the body’s needs. Long standing problems might require up to 6 to 8 sessions. A single session will usually last about one hour. Once your body has regained its equilibrium, an occasional treatment will stimulate your immune system and maintain your well-being.
How to get the best results from reflexology treatment
Applying reflexology frequently is suggested for best results. This requires self-help and family help as well as the guidance of practitioners. The reflexologist can provide you with a relaxing experience and quality work as well as educating you and how to do it yourself. You and your family can provide the quantity of reflexology work too frequently break up the stress patterns in your feet and hands.
Build reflexology into your life. It is easy to do reflexology while doing other activities. Put a foot roller under your desk or work your hands while waiting for the kids at school. Be creative but be consistent. 5 minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in a while.