Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the premise that there are reflex points on the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on particular points of the hands or feet, reflexology serves to relax tension, improve circulation and promote the natural functioning in the related area of the body. Pressure is applied with thumbs and fingers.
Tender reflexes indicate that organs may not be functioning properly and are many times more sensitive to the application of pressure than the organs to which they relate.
The Benefits of Reflexology include:
The reflex zones are organized in a way that represents the whole body .
After a preliminary talk about a client's health, work begins on a client's feet, or hands if necessary, with problem areas being noted. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and also an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing. Reflexology is very relaxing and is believed to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms. Usually a treatment session lasts for about one hour.