Health benefits of reflexology
Updated: Jan 3
The most used and neglected part of the body is our feet. They are always in motion and over time can make us miserable with annoying pain and discomfort.
Reflexology foot massages relieve built up tension. Adding Reflexology sessions to your personal health and wellness plan will advance your efforts to live a healthier and less stressed lifestyle.
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of therapy that uses gentle pressure on specific points on your feet. A reflexologist’s application of pressure to the feet sends a calming message from peripheral nerves to the central nervous system, which then signals the body to adjust the level of tension. Reflexology eases stress, and that helps your body work better.
The way reflexology connects spots on the outside of your body to the inside is a bit like acupuncture and acupressure. But those therapies use points all over your body, not just on your feet.
Reflexology is complementary to medical treatments. It can be done alongside traditional care, but it’s not an alternative to it.
Reflexology may help you feel less stressed, more relaxed, and more energized. But the benefits might go deeper if you have certain health issues.
Encourages Relaxation – Reflexology promotes relaxation, inducing a state of peace and tranquility within the body and mind. This physiological change results in the reduction of stress.
Improves sleep pattern - Stress reduction through reflexology therapy is frequently associated with relieving sleep disorders. This is accomplished by helping your body return to a more relaxed and balanced state, simultaneously working to restore a healthy 'sleep–wake' cycle.
Promotes Nervous System Stimulation – it opens neural pathways and benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. The brain is able to handle inputs faster and more efficiently.
Relieves Migraines and Headaches – reflexology can reduce the severity of migraines and headaches due to stress by increasing blood flow and relieving muscle tension.
Improves Circulation – Probably the most well known and verified results of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the entire body, which means blood and oxygen are being cycled throughout the body more effectively.
Due to this benefit, oxygen reaches vital organ systems, optimizing their function and increasing the metabolism.
Increases Energy Levels – reflexology sessions can help to re-energize your body and mind.
Relieves Plantar Pain ( pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and arch ) – Reflexology uses pressure point techniques to release tension and help ease plantar pain and discomfort .
Arthritis in feet Reflexology is a gentle process that can also help reduce the pain, along with the swelling and discomfort associated with arthritis.
Babies and Children Reflexology very effective and quick response for Allergies, Asthma, Bed Wetting and more...
Babies and children respond quickly to reflexology. The younger the person, the more easily their energy can flow. Because proper balance is easily restored in youngsters, energy medicine such as pediatric Reflexology and Acupuncture help keep small problems from becoming big.
How often should you get reflexology?
For those new to reflexology, weekly sessions is a good start, after which monthly visits should be sufficient for overall improved well-being.
How long is a reflexology session? A complete session is about 50 minute depending on the client's health. A Pediatric sessions takes about 30 mn.
As mentioned above the addition of reflexology foot massages to your health and wellness plan can significantly influence your quality of life and well-being.
Pain relief, nerve stimulation, blood flow, migraine relief, and so much more can be achieved through reflexology.
And, T.G. in the absence of abnormalities, reflexology may be as effective for promoting better health and preventing illness, as it may be for relieving the symptoms of stress, injury and improving your mood.
The prolonged neglect of our feet only adds to the list of aches, pains, and potential medical issues as we age.
Adding frequent reflexology foot massages to your health and wellness strategy can result in tremendous short and long-term benefits.
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Rochel has been a healer since 2004. She qualified as a Reflexologist and massage Therapist at 'Shelem College of Complementary Medicine in The Spirit of Judaism' in Yerushalaim. She is a certified 'Life Coach' from 'Freedom Coaching School ' in Tel Aviv.
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