What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is also known as Zone Therapy. It dates back over four thousand years in both Chinese and Egyptian medicine. This type of therapy was founded on the principle that the hands, feet, and ears have points that reflexively effect organs and systems within the body. It is believed that by stimulating these points, the practitioner can alleviate blockages and aid in restoring a healthy balance in the body.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ideal complementary therapy to be used in conjunction with modern medicine to reduce a wide variety of symptoms. It is an effective therapy for stress and pain relief. It has also commonly been used to alleviate symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and to aid in appetite control. Reflexology aids in restoring flexibility and maintaining dexterity in over-stressed or injured hands and feet. Ear reflexology (Auricology) has the added benefit of a prolonged stimulation of the reflex points by the use of ear seeds, which are flower seeds set in an adhesive bandage. These flower seeds are applied to specific reflex points and left on for up to forty-eight hours to provide constant, gentle stimulation of the selected points.
Is Reflexology for everyone?
Reflexology is a safe, gentle, and non-invasive practice. It is beneficial for most people. This includes those needing comfort in their final days. It can be used to aid people for whom regular massage is not an option, or simply as a way to relax and take care of yourself.