What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is both a science and an ancient healing art. Reflexology uses anatomical knowledge in combination with skillful hand techniques to apply light and deep pressure over reflex points in the feet, hands, ears and face. The reflex points correspond to organs, glands and body parts. The condition of the foot is a reflection of the status of the major body systems. The application of pressure on these reflex points stimulates the complex network of nerve endings to improve the flow of blood, lymph and energy pathways. Reflexology induces deep relaxation and reduces stress to facilitate healing and restore balance.
Reflexology revitalizes energy both consciously and unconsciously. When the body is stressed, the natural balance within your body is disrupted and negatively impacts the immune system. Reflexology rejuvenates your system, allowing the energy in your body to flow freely and restoring your homeostasis, or balance. Reflexology is able to accomplish this since it works with the nervous system, the body's master communication and regulating system. Reflexology interweaves relaxation, peace of mind, and renewed energy to allow your body to function harmoniously and efficiently, as it is meant to do.
The foot is our base, our foundation. A steady foot means stability and security. When we "lose our footing", we lose our equilibrium and sense of balance. Moreover, circulation and toxins tends to stagnate in the feet. Reflexology stimulates and allows better blood flow, and encourages the toxins to be eliminated from the body.