28 Feb Reflexology Massage Promotes Good Health
Reflexology is a treatment based on the principle that there are points on the feet, hands, and ears that are connected through the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. Reflexology therapists apply gentle stimulating pressure to these areas and points to stimulate the movement of energy along the nerve channels and help to restore homeostasis balance in the body.
With over 7,000 nerve endings in the human foot and each of them a reflex point that corresponds to a body part, Reflexologists use special finger and thumb manipulations to stimulate these reflex points and they know exactly which area of the foot corresponds to which body part.
Scientists in Britain, around the 1890’s, proved that nerves are connected to the skin and all internal organs. They also proved that the body’s entire nervous system automatically adjusts to outside stimulation, especially touch. Over the years many reflexology has been practiced as an alternative way to help relieve pain, stress and tension and create a deep sense of relaxation.
Scientists believe that the brain can create pain as a subjective experience, but may create pain in response to emotional or mental pressures. Reflexologists believe that by using calming touch as well as pressure point massage, pain can be reduced and one’s mood and stress can be improved.
We now know that a #ReflexologyMassage may have wonderful benefits:
- The ability to stimulate nerve function
- Increase ones energy levels
- Boost your circulation
- Relax your muscles
- Prevent migraines
- Speed up recovery from surgery
- Help relieve depression and pain
There is no doubt that massaging the feet, hands, neck and ears can ease all the tension and pressure these extremities take on every day.
A reflexology massage is one of the most holistic massage techniques and is a real treat to give yourself.