- Reflexology is an ancient therapy that focuses on healing in the body by activating different reflex points found in the hands and feet.
- Pressing on the different points in the hands and feet causes reflex responses in corresponding parts of the body, which can help promote healing.
- Reflexology is an effective therapy that can help treat various issues from headaches and tension to menstrual cramps and insomnia. So, if you have never had a reflexology treatment before, here is what you can expect.
What is Reflexology?
Foot Reflexology Chart:
What are the potential benefits of reflexology?
Reflexology can address anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues. If sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when an area is stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ.
With repeated pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy. It is said to do so through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses. This ultimately improves overall health and balance.
So far, there’s limited evidence that reflexology may help to:
In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped them:
- Boost their immune system
- Fight cancer
- Get over colds and bacterial infections
- Clear up sinus issues
- Recover from back problems
- Correct hormonal imbalances
- Boost fertility
- Improve digestion
- Ease arthritis pain
- Treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
Other potential benefits:
- Cleanse the body of toxins
- Boost the immune system
- Increase circulation
- Promote healing
How Will You Feel After Your Treatment?
Different reactions following the reflexology session are normal. You may experience increased energy, relief from pain or other symptoms, tiredness, increased mucus, enhanced sleep, and heightened emotions.
What Reflexology Feels Like
- Reflexology feels different to each person. Generally, clients feel relaxed and sometimes even fall asleep during a treatment.
- Other Normal reactions to reflexology include increased sweating in the hands or feet, light-headedness, increased emotions, thirst, coughing, and exhaustion.
- Clients may feel slight pain when muscle groups that are being stimulated contract. When sensitive reflex points are activated, it may feel like a bruise, comforting pressure, and warmth in the corresponding area of the body.
Try It Out !
Book an appointment today with Serene Reflexology to start experiencing to long term health benefits of Reflexology!