What is Reflexology and why your feet are so important?
Posted on April 12 2021
In reflexology, pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the foot. Together they correspond to organs and areas of the body. The treatment is said to induce a healing feeling, even helping some ailments.
Beyond the feel-good effects of the treatment, the practice and purpose go deeper than the skin and muscles. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just a few of the movements you’ll experience during a treatment.
What are the benefits?
Reflexology can address anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues. If sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when an area is stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ.
With repeated pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any blocked energy and relieve stress. It is said to do so through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses. This ultimately improves overall health and balance.
Other potential benefits:
- Cleanse the body of toxins
- Boost the immune system
- Increase circulation
- Promote healing
Healthy feet is a very important step into keep your overall balance in a healthy lifestyle. A good way to relax your feet is with the Redfern Ent.