Reflexology is a healing art based on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) which correspond to every part of the body including major organs. Reflexology is a compression/release technique that induces an extreme relaxation response, normalizes the body’s internal functions, helps break down tension, alleviates stress, anxiety, pain and improves nerve function and blood supply throughout the body. Specific pressure is applied to the minute reflex points of the feet and the body, in turn, has physical and neurological responses.
The therapist stimulates and works these organs and systems through the reflexes by applying varying degrees of pressure to the feet with thumb and fingers. It is essentially an incredibly effective foot massage technique derived from ancient healing arts.
Reflexology can aid in successfully treating disorders including:
- Sinus problems
- Hormone imbalances
- Digestive problems
- Circulatory problems
- Back problems
- Symptoms of PMS
Any form of sensory signal alters the tone or tension level in the body. The entire body participates and acts in unison, in response to deep pressure information from the bottoms of the feet. Each foot has more than 7,000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
Reflexology can create positive changes in the digestive, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, skeletal and urinary systems. Keeping your systems cleansed and balanced will reduce sickness and stress and improve your overall well-being.
If you’re interested in trying a unique and holistic treatment for various aches, pains, and stresses, try Reflexology at Caring Touch Therapeutic Massage. Call us at (931) 456-7070 today!