Reflexology is a science that is based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the organs, glands and parts of the body. There are over 7,200 nerve endings in each foot that interconnect to every organ, gland and part of the body. (information from http://www.foot.com)
Reflexology is not massage but a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas.
Reflexology can be applied to hands, feet, face and ears. Clients only need to remove shoes and socks for treatment.
- Promotes balance and normalization (homeostasis)
- Increases blood and lymphatic flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the cells
- reduces stress, beings about relaxation
- can aide in sleep
- decrease anxiety
- pain management
- headache management
To learn more about the history of reflexology click here