Everybody knows after massage we feel relaxed, our blood will be flowing and our muscles feel like jell. As all we know stress is a natural factor of life; however, each time a person overreacts to an experience of a negative stress factor, the flow of energy throughout the body is interrupted, allowing weakness and disease to set in. So it’s time to release all amassage then read on and get full knowledge about reflexology.
History of Reflexology
Foot massage is an ancient Chinese massage. It has been used more than 3000 years. It prevents and cures many diseases for example: headache, tension, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraines etc. Ancient Chinese believed that you could treat any body part by working on these areas on both hands and feet. According to them, there are millions of connections between certain parts of hands and feet and other parts of your body.
The ancient practice has been in force for more than three centuries where practitioners use pressure to bring about the desired effect. Its reputation has grown in recent years as people try out different techniques to alleviate pain and stress.
Reflexology works by stimulating the nervous system and having a positive effect on a body part. Apart from that, the technique works by improving the general wellbeing of the person receiving it.
The main objective reflexology is repair of body parts by application of pressure on your feet and hands. This pressure is quite painless, and you cannot compare it with a foot massage or any other type of massage.
Difference between Reflexology and Massage
Some people confuse Reflexology with massage, but they are two different modalities–each with its own strengths. As here read on there are lots of differences in massage and reflexology. Basically in basic massage, it will apply to whole body, muscle, and connective tissues locally for local benefits, or when applied to muscles located all over the body, it benefits the entire body. Whereas Reflexology applied to specific area (Usually feet, hands and ears) to promote a response from an area far removed from the tissue stimulated via the nervous system and acupuncture meridians. In reflexology you don’t have to remove all your clothes like is regular massage just you have to remove your footwear as only the feet, hands and ears are touched.
Reflexology massage usually performed on foot before the treatment gets started, a detailed consultation will help your therapist to find out if there are any particular complaints or practitioner should be focusing on. You will be asked to take off your shoes and socks and lie down on the massage table to start the reflexology massage.
Then with combination of thumb, finger and hand massage techniques therapist stimulates the different zones of your foot and ankle, unblocking trapped energy around your body. According to Reflexology, there are ten equal vertical zones that body is divided into, five on the right and five on the left. Right foot and the right hand are used to affect the right side of your body and vice versa for the left hand side. It’s said that if you have a particular complaint, such as a kidney problem, you might feel a pain in your foot when the area that corresponds to your kidney is touched.
Benefits you May Experience from a Reflexology Session
2020 is the year to take charge of your wellbeing. When you take care of your body and mind, you can take on the challenges facing you each day. While there is not any scientific evidence to back these claims, there is also no evidence to suggest that this treatment is harmful to recipients. If after reading this article you are interested in giving the treatment a try, do some research and find a certified reflexologist in your area. As always, consult your doctor before making the appointment. So stay healthy, happy and keep pamper yourself.