Reflexology is a system of massage and pressure points used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet that are linked to every part of the body.
Application of pressure to feet along specific reflex points sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in these extremities to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. This enhances overall relaxation, brings internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increases blood supply (which brings additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhances waste removal). It has a positive effect on the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, and neuropeptide systems in the body.
Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available.
Benefits Reported from reflexologist are:
- Increased relaxation
- Reduced stress
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Released Tension
- Improved body function and homeostasis
- Increased mobility
- Improved wellness
- Aids in sleep
- Helps balance mood and decrease anxiety and depression