The Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology is a form of massage that focuses on the nerve endings in the feet and hands. Each part of the body is represented by a group of nerve endings present in the feet and hands. The reflexologist will massage the part of your foot or hand that will stimulate healing in the parts of your body that need it the most. The manipulation of these points should unblock the energy flow to those specific body parts, which will help those parts heal according to Asian philosophy. Most reflexology treatments involve massages of both the feet and the hands, while you remain fully clothed.  A general reflexology massage will benefit your entire body much like a full body massage.

Reflexology massage is used to reduce effects of stress upon your body by relaxing you. It is also used to improve circulation and to promote proper digestion and elimination of waste. Some forms of reflexology will trigger the release of toxins and will aid your body in releasing impurities. When certain points are massaged, it will trigger the body's ability to heal and restore corresponding parts of the body to full health. It is used as both a preventative form of medicine and as a supplementary form of healthcare for those suffering with chronic pain, illness, cancer and other serious ailments.

One of the most commonly reported benefits of reflexology massage is relaxation and release of tension in the shoulders, neck, base of the head and back. Because of this release of tension, people experience more energy, serenity and a more positive outlook on life. Some people say a reflexology massage is essential for pursuing creative work since the massage will clear the mind and allow you to access new ideas with more clarity.

The beauty of reflexology is its simplicity. You can print a reflexology chart and try it on yourself or on your partner. Use a lotion or oil to facilitate massage without irritating rubbing or catching on dry skin, and experiment with levels of pressure and different strokes.  Reflexology just may benefit your relationship with your partner!

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Reflexology massage is the practice of applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and feet believed to correspond to other parts of the body in order to relieve stress and tension and increase the flow of endorphins.

Reflexology has been practiced in one form or another for thousands of years. More recently, studies regarding the scientific basis behind reflexology began in the early 1900s in both Russia and Europe.

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When many people are in some type of physical pain, he/she often pays a visit to the doctor's office or even a trip to the hospital. But what if this pain is taking place in the feet? Are there any procedures for feet problems?

The answer is yes.

A regular massage session is known to benefit the body and mind in revitalizing the energy flow of our bodies. From time to time, you may find certain parts and functions of your body requiring specific attention that may not necessary be related to muscles and joints and in this case, you may want to consider a reflexology massage to target that particular area.

With so many reflexology techniques at your disposal, it may seem daunting to choose one that is best for you. Self-reflexology is a therapy that has grown in popularity during the last several years.

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