Sore, swollen, tired achy feet at the end of a busy day? There is nothing like a warm salt foot soak and foot massage. However, Reflexology is much more than a foot massage.
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and feet, which affect certain areas of the body. There are connections between zones of your feet and hands that represent certain areas of your body they can be adjusted or managed through applying pressure or massaging these zones.
What does Reflexology do?
Nerve Function: As our body’s age, our nerve endings become less sensitive in parts of our body, particularly in our extremities.
That being said, reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nervous endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity.
Energy Levels: By aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body.
If you need a boost in energy or are always feeling sluggish, perhaps a reflexology session can help put some pep back in your step!
Circulation: One of the most well-known and verified benefits of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively.
This means more oxygen reaches vital organ systems, thereby optimizing their functioning and further increasing the metabolism. This also results in faster healing and re-growth of damaged cells.
Relaxation: Reflexology is deeply relaxing it induces a state of calm throughout your body and mind. In this same vein, reflexology is commonly used to reduce and even resolve sleep disorders. Insomnia can be a very troubling condition to suffer through, but reflexology helps your body relax and get back to its normal, healthy sleep patterns.
Toxin Removal: Reflexology has been shown to improve bladder function and to reduce urinary tract issues. What this means in terms of toxicity is a more efficient system of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances, thereby protecting your body from the various diseases and health conditions that can often arise from a compromised urinary system.
Nervous System Stimulation: The open neural pathways can benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. not only will our brain be able to handle the inputs more effectively, thereby speeding up our cognitive powers, but our physical reactions will be faster, our memory will be boosted, and generally, our entire brain will simply work better and faster.
Migraines and Headaches: Reflexology is primarily used by many people as a method of eliminating pain. As an analgesic treatment, reflexology can reduce the severity of migraines and headaches, simply by relieving tension in the muscles that can often result in these conditions. Any headaches induced by stress can also be eliminated, since stress and psychological factors often manifest in the physical symptoms of a migraine. This is actually one of the most popular applications of reflexology.
Speeds Healing: The combination of increased nerve activity and circulation, as well as the more balanced functioning of the metabolism, means that cells re-grow faster and wounds are able to heal faster. Also, the pain-relieving qualities of reflexology mean that patients feel better faster, and are more willing to start physical recovery to get back into life!
Pregnancy and Menstruation: Studies have shown that reflexology can be very beneficial for pregnant women, particularly in terms of labour lengths and their need for analgesics during labour and post-partum recovery time. Beyond that, due to many of the health benefits already outlined above, it can reduce the chances of post-natal depression and can also help a woman’s body heal itself faster and get back to its normal metabolic activity quickly.
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