Reflexology is an ancient natural therapy which utilizes energy zones on the hands and feet to provide relief for a variety of illnesses as well as to energize the body system.
Reflexology involves the application of pressure to the feet and hands. It is a non-invasive form of alternative therapy that helps to improve general health. According to the principle of Reflexology, the various organs in the body correspond to specific areas on the hands and feet. By massaging the pressure points on the hands and feet, a reflexologist aims to stimulate the flow of energy to the corresponding body parts.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that an ailment occurs when there is an imbalance in the “Qi”, or universal energy that flows through the body. This energy is said to flow through the body along twelve energy lines or “meridians”. By stimulating the acupressure points along these meridians, an imbalance in this energy field can be corrected, thereby leading to a restoration of good health.
Reflexologists also focus on stroking the meridians in order to readjust and balance the functioning of your organs. This form of treatment generally relieves fatigue, boosts energy and has a relaxing effect on the body. The Japanese method of reflexology is not painful and very comfortable. It is approximately a one hour treatment which promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.