With origins in traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology involves applying pressure to reflex points in the feet, hands, and ears, believed to be connected to specific organs and body systems. This opens energetic pathways along the nerve channels to help restore balance in the body. As a result, your session might cause you to experience feelings of relaxation and warmth, a sense of "lightness" or tingling in the body, or even a physical perception of energy flowing through the body.
A reflexologist can discern which areas require attention when they detect congestion in reflex areas, indicated by "crystal deposits." These manifest as sand-like grains on the reflexes, which indicate uric acid or calcium deposits in the respective part of the body. Reflexology employs five main techniques to break up these deposits and balance the body and nervous system:
Despite its ancient origins, reflexology has stood the test of time because of the many health benefits it offers:
Helps to open neural pathways and flood the nervous system with neuron activity, producing feelings of calm and relaxation.
Opening and clearing the neural pathways helps improve nerves and cells' functionality, which generally lose sensitivity over time.
Reflexology can target the heart and related organs, leading to better circulation and lowered blood pressure.
Improves the functionality of various organs, leading to a higher metabolism and an increase in energy.
Encourages the release of tension in the muscles causing these unpleasant symptoms and allows for stress relief.
May decrease labor lengths and postpartum recovery time and reduce the chances of postpartum depression.
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