What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a focussed pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is the science that deals with the principle that there are areas on the feet that correspond to the major glands and organs of the entire body. It is based on the principe that there are numerous energy pathways that travel to every organ or the body and have endings in may locations just below the skin surface. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body’s natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. The reflexology gently nudges the body towards better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, simulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation. what are the benefits?

• Reduces stress and induces relaxation – Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.

• Enhanced circulation – allows the body to receive the nutrients carried in blood and eliminates the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and more easily and more effectively.

• Increase energy – Revitalizes energy and opens the pathways to increasing the energy levels and renewing us – immediately after the treatment and for several days afterwards • Stimulated nerve function – By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain.

• Improved immune system – Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being. In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.

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