Reflexology might feel like a great foot/hand massage, but it is much more than that. By using alternating pressure on certain reflex points in the hands and feet, a Reflexologist can stimulate many areas and systems in the body. Experiencing Reflexology is a great way for you to replenish your body, mind, and soul.
Benefits of Reflexology
When we are stressed our body's defenses break down and we can become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology can reduce stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow. By experiencing relaxation during the day, many clients have also experienced a deeper, more restful night time sleep.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, Reflexology may allow the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily. In addition, people with swollen hands and feet often find great relief after a Reflexology session.
Stimulated Nerve Function
By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet alone, Reflexology can encourage the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It may interrupt pain pathways and provide relief.
Improved Immune System
Reflexology may stimulate the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It can cleanse the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulate the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Shortened Athletic Recovery and Healing Period
According to research at Monash University, Australia, Reflexology can remove lactic acid from the legs four times faster than massage. Reflexology can also increase circulation to an injured area of the body, so can it helps support the body’s natural ability to heal itself and can promote faster recovery from injuries.
Many clients say they feel revitalized after a session. Some describe how they feel as an "unclogging of energy". They feel relaxed and feel energy flowing freely.