Reflexology is not a foot massage. But it sure is relaxing as one!
Why the feet?
Our feet mirror our general health. Many conditions like arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory issues can show initial symptoms on the foot! There is a reason reflexology has been around for a very long time. There are more than 7000 nerve ending on the foot. There are mapped reflexes that correspond to every part of your body, Targeting reflexes with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques can help optimize blood, lymph and nerve flow to specific areas, minimizing pain and muscle tension, and supporting the bodies nature healing and detoxifying process. It can increase the flow of energy through the body to the areas affected by illness or stress.
Reflexology usually feels good and is very relaxing but you may have soreness in congested reflex areas. As the condition improves, the soreness will decrease over time. This is a very good modality for those with autoimmune diseases, those who cannot tolerate the pressure of a massage – especially those with fibromyalgia, those who have an aversion to touch, and it has shown to help cancer patients manage their symptoms.