What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science that maps out the key energy zones of the whole body on the feet. By pressing these specific areas of the feet, every organ, gland, muscle and body part is affected. These techniques are unique to traditional reflexology and are different from the motions used in other types of massage.

In addition to traditional reflexology which relies on reflex points, modern reflexologists also consider the feet in and of themselves. The health of one's feet is a big concern; feet that are healthy and pain free are very important for one's overall well being and are an important consideration in reflexology.


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What Reflexology Does

Reflexology allows the body to self-correct, cleanse itself, and purge itself of toxins. This is accomplished by applying a precise pressure upon specific reflex zones in the feet to achieve a highly specialized relaxation in the corresponding area of the body. This improves the nerve, blood, and lymphatic supply. By working on a certain area, the corresponding part of the body receives improved nerve, blood and lymphatic supply.

The purpose of nerves is to carry messages and instruct the body. When the nerves improve, the instruction also improves, and as a result the body itself improves as well. Every nerve in the body begins and ends in the hands and feet. By applying this specialized pressure on the foot, the outcome is improved instruction to each and every part of the body, resulting in a re-educating, a re-patterning, and a re-conditioning of the nerves and instruction through the reflex/neutral electrical system of the body.

The purpose of blood is to transport nutrition and oxygen to all parts of the body. It is in the hands and feet that blood transfers from arteries to veins to return back to the heart. This is the reason why the feet must be flexible and dexterous. Stress, which is responsible for 80% to 90% of ailments, can act like a tourniquet, wrapping around the body, squeezing so tightly that it causes an impediment of blood flow which results in an a deprivation of blood to other parts of the body.

Again, by using this specific, highly specialized relaxation technique, reflexology is able to relax a specific area of the body enough to improve the blood supply to that area. This will then allow improved transportation of nutrition, glucose and oxygen which that area of the body needs in order to function properly.

The purpose of the lymphatic system is to cleanse and purify the body and lubricate the muscles. A healthy system is a cleansed system; congestion is disease. The absence of balance in the body is disease. The lymphatic system cannot cleanse or purify very well if it is weak, sick or congested. The lymph flows in one direction only, toward the heart; also every lymphatic vessel begins and ends in the hands and feet. By using reflexology we are helping the body correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself.

Imagine a healthy body that has a strong and well-toned nerve, blood and lymphatic supply. Reflexology, which is not invasive but persuasive, can enable the body to obtain and maintain this healthy condition.

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