Reflexology is over five thousand years old, and you can find it in many different cultures around the world. Ancient cultures discovered that this ancient foot massage can help the body to heal itself. It was called “Zone-Therapy” or “Foot-Work” before Eunice Ingram coined the term “reflexology.”

What Exactly is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a type of therapy which uses a holistic path to the healing of individuals on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Reflexology helps break stress patterns in the body, relieves pain and normalizes body functions to support homeostasis. Hence, reflexology promotes the body’s natural capability to heal itself.

How Does Reflexology Work?

We have special reflexes in our feet, hands and ears which identify with distinctive organs and different parts of our bodies. Our nervous system joins the reflexes with the corresponding parts and organs.

How is Reflexology Applied?

A reflexologist is a practitioner of reflexology who applies special touches and pressures to these reflexes. The reflexologist uses only their hands to perform this simple massage. Moreover, there is no use of oil or lotion. And, furthermore, needles or instruments are not used. Hence, it is non-invasive and gentle, making it an alternative and natural therapy suitable for anyone.

Reflexology Sessions:

Your first session usually takes about an hour. Then, your following sessions can range anywhere from thirty minutes up to an hour.

Your session will begin with the reflexologist performing a number of warm-up techniques which are designed to cause relaxation.  He or she will then follow by applying pressure techniques to every reflex area.

What is Reflexology meant to accomplish?

Reflexology does not precisely aim at diagnosing or treating a particular condition or illness. Hence, think of it more as a state of meditation.

Therefore, reflexology seeks to accomplish the relaxation of the body which can improve circulation, decrease pain, release toxins and bring the body back into balance.

What are the Results of Reflexology?

The ultimate result that you want to achieve with reflexology is reinstating your body’s natural state of balance ─ physically, mentally and spiritually. Restoring the body’s natural balance can result in pain relief, stress and anxiety relief and better, overall physical and mental health.

In conclusion, seek the support of a reflexologist to experience the state of complete relaxation while reducing your pain and stress! For more information on how to find a reflexologist in your area, take a look at the American Reflexology Certification Board. Moreover, this is a great site to learn more about this ancient, holistic practice!

 

Cheers!

Robin and the ZEN Team!

 

 

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*Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.

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