How does reflexology work?
Reflexology advocates believe that pressure on the foot can heal unrelated problems in other parts of the body. While the scientific evidence does not support reflexology, the practice can be relaxing as it is a form of foot massage.
Reflexology is essentially a study of the relationship between one part of the human body and another part of the body. Reflex zone professionals rely on the hand and foot reflex map for all internal organs and other parts of the body. Just pressure and massaging certain points of the feet and hands, all other parts of the body could be energized and rejuvenated.
How it began?
Reflexology is based on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “life energy”. According to this belief, qi passes via each person. When a person feels stressed, their body will block the qi. This can cause an imbalance in the body which leads to the disease. Reflexology aims to maintain Qi in the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.
Others consider that the mind creates ache as a subjective experience. Sometimes the brain reacts to physical pain. But in other cases, it can create pain in response to emotional or mental distress. Some agree with that reflexology can soothe ache with a relaxing touch, which could assist enhance a person’s temper and decrease stress.
What are the benefits of reflexology?
So far, there is little evidence that reflexology can help:
- Reduce stress and anxiety;
- Reduce pain;
- Improve mood;
- Improve overall well-being;
- Sinus problems;
- Heals back problems;
- Corrects hormonal imbalances;
- Improves health fertility;
- Improves digestion;
- As well as arthritis varnish;
- Heals nerve problems and numbness caused by anti-cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy).
Generally improves the health and well-being of the body in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual levels. People simply choose reflexology because:
- The treatment is free from drugs and chemicals and is a broad option for many health problems;
- Its ability to reduce pain;
- Helps the body maintain dexterity and locomotion;
- Promotes general relaxation of the senses, especially the hands, feet and any parts of the body that are overused or tired;
- Stimulates the body’s release of pain relieving chemicals;
- Helps in the prevention of any disease;
- Promotes the process of recovery from any injury, especially in any area of the hands and feet.