According to the Reflexology Association of America, “Reflexology is a science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body.
The physical act of applying pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques to these reflex areas results in the reduction of stress which promotes physiological changes in the body.”
HOW CAN IT HELP?
Some specific conditions that may benefit from a Reflexology treatment include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Circulatory conditions
- Digestive difficulties
- Foot disorders
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Menstrual disorders
- Neck, back, shoulder pain
- Sinus problem
- Waste/toxin removal problems
HOW DOES IT WORK?
“The science behind Reflexology depends on the peripheral nervous system that passes through every cell, organ and system in the body. Each cell is connected via the nervous system that branches out of the brain down and out of the spinal cod through every organ and into every cell of the organs. All the nerves end in the face, hands, and feet. When there is a problem in a certain organ or gland, the nerves in that region become constricted they release a small amount of calcium and uric acid that travels down that nerve path to the feet and accumulate there because of gravity.
Reflexology assists one to pick up imbalances and problems in our body before they develop into diseases. As the practitioner applies pressure to the ‘crystallised’ areas and disperses the build-up; a message is sent to the brain to inform it that it needs to fix the problem. The brain then flushes the body with biochemical messengers (hormones) that are able to isolate the problem, and begin to fix it through increased oxygenation and circulation.
Correct nutrition will aid the process. Reflexology is not a cure, but rather a means of facilitating the body’s own healing ability and restores homeostasis.” (BalancingTouch Massage & Reflexology Training Manual; June 2017.) I am utterly convinced that God has designed our bodies to work in this way, for our benefit and health.
Although you can book a once-off session, ideally, when treating a specific condition, a few sessions are recommended.
In order to see definite progress and improvement, preferably one session per week should be completed for about 4-6 weeks.
CAN CHILDREN HAVE REFLEXOLOGY?
Children and Teenagers of all ages can really benefit from reflexology. Reflexology is just as effective when used on children as any adult. This is possibly due to the fact generally, they have had less experience of the trials and tribulations of life and so tend to bring with them less “emotional baggage” and the problems they have tend have had less chance to do damage to the body as a whole.
Babies and Children can benefit from Reflexolgy in numerous ways:
- Be calmer/ more focused
- More content
- Rested and sleep well
- Generally more comfortable
- Find it easier to digest
- More balanced energy and moods
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Please bear in mind that this is not just a “massage”, but a very specialised and focused treatment.