What Is Reflexology?
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Benefits of Reflexology Kashmira Shah
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Many of us find ourselves on our feet all day at work. Whether you work in the office, a hospital, a school, a hair salon, or anything in between, there is a good chance that you put a lot of weight and stress on your feet every day. The thing is, that stress can also manifest itself in the other parts of our body. It is a similar situation to back pain. For back pain, people often get massages, so it makes sense that there should also be foot massages, right?
 
Reflexology is much more than a foot massage, but foundation, that is the easiest way to describe the process.

What Is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of conditions, and has been in use for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese and Egyptians have documented practices similar to reflexology  as a treatment for certain afflictions. It involves the reflexologist applying pressure to specific areas in the feet, hands, and ears that affect certain reflex areas of the body. Imagine that there is a connection between zones of your feet and hands that represent certain areas of your body that can be adjusted or managed through these zones. It is not widely accepted in the medical world, but thousands of alternative physicians around the world have been using reflexology for generations, with a positive results.

Benefits of Reflexology

Nerve Function: reflexology has been connected with stimulation more than 7,000 different nervous endings in a single session, increasing their function and reactivity.

Energy Levels: by aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body.

Circulation: one of the most well- known benefits is an improvement in circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively.

Relaxation: as mentioned above, reflexology has been known to open neural pathways, and this sort of free-flowing neural activity results on a more relaxed state in the body, one of reduce stress.

And much more...

I truly believe that holistic approach to health which includes eating well, exercising and getting good sleep can be improved upon with regular reflexology session.

 



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