Reflexology at a Glance
Awareness of reflexology has increased significantly over the last few years. The name is familiar; most people mentally associating it with body and energy work, but too few are aware of its origin, practice and benefits.
Old School Healing
Reflexology is nothing new. It actually dates back to 2330 B.C. Egyptian hieroglyphics indicate that this practice was used as a healing mechanism. One hieroglyphic translation reads “Please don’t hurt me.” and the practitioner replies , “I shall act so you praise me.” Reflexology is the science that rests on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond with every part of the human body.
Reflexology is performed by using a thumb compression technique in which pressure is applied to the reflexes of the feet. The reflexes are strategically worked to release trapped congestion (uric acid, calcium deposits and other toxins) from the reflexes and the 7,200 nerve endings. Most people find a reflexology session to be very relaxing; enjoying the deep tissue work and the “good hurt” associated with working tender reflexes.
It’s Good for You
Reflexology offers many health benefits. It increases energy and blood flow throughout the body, thus improving blood circulation and nerve and blood supply. By opening up the blood and energy pathways, the functions of the body can then be balanced and normalized. On an emotional level, reflexology reduces stress and helps balance the emotions that rest in every part of our biological makeup.
Reflexology IS for EVERYONE! It serves as a facilitator of health and a support to all systems of the body, allowing the body to heal itself naturally, both emotionally and physically. Every day in my practice, I see the health of my clients improve from regular reflexology sessions. For me, this is both rewarding and a reaffirmation of its healing power.