REFLEXOLOGY IS THE METHOD OF ACTIVATING THE BODY’S SELF-HEALING ABILITY THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE TO SPECIFIC REFLEX POINTS ON THE SOLES OF THE FEET, AS WELL AS THE HANDS AND EARS.
These points correspond precisely to specific organs and systems of the body. There are 7,200 nerve endings in the human foot and their proper handling favorably stimulates the body’s nervous and immune systems.
Reflexology is a completely natural and risk-free practice that does not interfere with the body, does not involve the use of medication or cause any side effects. It’s not used to diagnose or treat diseases, but it helps the body stay vigorous, relax and function harmoniously.
“IT’S NOT USED TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT DISEASES, BUT IT HELPS THE BODY STAY VIGOROUS, RELAX AND FUNCTION HARMONIOUSLY.”
In ancient China and ancient Egypt, practices very similar to reflexology have been recorded, which refer to the alignment of “qi” (Chinese term for the energy of life, the vital force that flows through all living things) and to the overall harmoniousness of the human body. Known benefits of reflexology include improvement of the circulatory system (resulting to better recycling of blood and oxygen), stimulation of nerve function and elimination of toxins, cleansing of the urinary tract, prevention of migraines, relief for sleep disorders, and pain, as well as a decrease in depression.
Reflexology is a wonderfully holistic tactile therapy, which can reduce stress, help optimize our health and provide both physical and mental balance and well-being.