What is Reflexology
Reflexology is often considered a form of massage therapy, however it is a therapy in its own right. It uses touch techniques on specific points of the feet and hands to bring about a balanced body function, and to restore energy throughout the body for optimum health. Practitioners work with major reflex points in the hands and feet considered to correspond to each organ and major muscle group in the body. Applying pressure on these points aims to releases restricted energy flow and improve blood supply. Your hands and feet have a rich supply of nerve endings, the stimulation to these points can have far-reaching effects, including release of endorphins into the bloodstream, pain relief and a feeling of well-being.
Clients who benefit from reflexology report feelings of deep relaxation and reduction or elimination of pain. Circulation is also found to be improved, resulting in increased oxygen and nutrient supplies to the brain and body. Detoxification, the elimination of toxins, is promoted through reflexology, as well as a balanced function of the organs, glands, and structures of the body.