Foot reflexology is based on the principle that specific areas of innervation correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. In this system, the nerve endings in the extremities provide a “map” of the rest of the body. For example, the little toe represents the ear, and the ball of the foot represents the lung. With the application of pressure on these areas of the feet relaxation of tension, benefits are promoted. It improves circulation and supports functions in the corresponding body part.
1. Where did reflexology originate from?
This treatment rests on an ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy. In this belief, vital energy flows through each person. When you feel stressed, the body starts blocking vital energy.
The blockage of qi can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology treatment aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease-free.
The ancient Chinese belief is that one person’s touch sends energy flowing through another person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.
Is there any scientific proof that it works?
British scientists found that nerves connect the skin and internal organs. They also found that our entire nervous system adjusts to outside factors, such as touch.
3) How will reflexology treatment benefit me?
Reflexology has many potential benefits including:
- stress and anxiety reduction
- pain reduction
- mood lifting
- improvement of general well-being
- boosted immune system
- get over colds and bacterial infections faster
- clear up sinus issues
- boost fertility
- improve digestion
- ease arthritis pain
- treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy).
Reflexology is clearly an ancient tried and trusted method to ease and improve many general body aches and pains.
At Beyond Yourself Beauty we have professional, trained therapists that offer reflexology treatment. For more information, contact us to book your appointment today.
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