Reflexology can relieve stress and tension within the body. It improves circulation and lymphatic flow and works to unblock nerve impulse pathways. These benefits all work toward helping the body to heal itself by restoring balance to the vital energies.
According to Shelly Hess, author of The Professional’s Reflexology Handbook, “Reflexology works to discover how the soft tissue organs and the entire skeletal system are functioning. Through trained fingers, the reflexologist can detect early warning signs that the body is struggling and can then help restore the internal system to better balance.”In reflexology, there are three areas—both in the evaluation and the treatment—that your reflexologist will concentrate on: feet, hands, and ears.
How Much Time Should I Allow?
You should allow thirty to sixty minutes for the reflexologist to work. The client may be treated in a reclining reflexology chair or on a massage table.
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
People of all ages can benefit from reflexology treatments. We all suffer from stress at one time or another, and aches and pains are a part of daily
life. Reflexology has a long history of promoting relaxation and healing.
What Are Some Specific Conditions Where Reflexology Might Be Helpful?
- Allergies and sinus problems
- Backache and sciatica
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Headaches, including migraines
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome
How Frequently Should I Have A Reflexology Treatment?
Once a week is normal; an extreme case would be twice a week. The body needs time to normalize between treatments. Reflexology also works wonderfully in conjunction with other body therapies. Again, you should wait about a week between therapies to avoid overloading the body.