Reflexology, ancient therapy that we have to know.
Similar to shiatsu, reflexology is another form oaf massage therapy worked by applying pressure to the hand and feet using hand, finger and thumb techniques without any lotion.
The reflex zones are reflecting to body anatomy which in theory gives significant effect to the entire body.
This type of massage has been around since ancient times. The archeological evidences show that this massage was use by the Egyptian in 2330 BC, Japan 690 BC and china in 2704 BC. By 19th century reflexology massage enter the Europe and since then getting its popularity.
Generally speaking reflexology usually applied pressure to the hand and feet. However the technique can be combined with auricular therapy and acupuncture technique.
In general, reflexology is used to reduce stress because both the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body. If you are able to fix that, then there is balance in the body. It can also help those who are suffering from arthritis, back pain, digestive disorders or problems, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, menstrual disorders, sports injuries and tension headaches.
You must never go for reflexology if you are pregnant, have foot ulcers or blood clots. If you are doing this for the first time, you better tell the professional your medical history.
Whether reflexology can help certain conditions and diseases is still being determined. But even if other tests need to be made, many experts agree that it is complement to standard medical care. With that said, patients should never use it as a replacement to medical help.
The best part about reflexology is that it is not painful. If this happens, you should tell the reflexologist to go down one notch. If there are certain areas in the body that are sore, tell them to focus on it as this will decrease with pressure.
Reflexology can be done at anytime and anywhere. If you have the time, you can even do this once a day. In fact, given its popularity most hospitals and HMO’s now consider this for insurance reimbursement as it is often used for post-operative or palliative care. In fact, one third of cancer patients undergo reflexology regularly.
Most sessions being conducted by practitioners may last from 30 minutes to an hour. It is also a clothed session so the only thing you have to remove is your shoes and socks. You don’t even have to lie down on a table because some will perform this while you are seated on a chair.
At the end of each session, you should feel relaxed. How long it lasts is a good indicator as to how effective it was. If you will be having another session in the future, you should give feedback to the reflexologist so they know what to do the next time you drop by.
So it clear now that it is worth to try, if you want to relax your muscle and mind, try to have reflexotherapy.
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