Reflexology to revitalize energy and strenghten the immune systemReflexology is a holistic therapy that works on the principle that the body is divided into ten longitudinal zones or nerve pathways. Each zone acts as a channel of energy, or 'chi'. Working a zone in the foot, hands or ears by using thumb or finger pressure can help to release vital energy that may be blocked in any reflex zone and corresponding part of the body. Reflexology can help to balance the meridian zones and may improve the function of related organs and glands. When the reflexes are stimulated in the feet, hands or ears, an involuntary response is produced in the organs, glands and parts of the body connected to that energy pathway. This triggers the body to facilitate the healing process.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Improves circulation.
- Stress reduction.
- Can help reduce anxiety in dental phobic patients by inducing feelings of relaxation.
- Pain relief- reflexology can have a positive effect on the nervous system by promoting the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain-relieving agent), which also elevates the mood.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Revitalization of energy.
Reflexology for Stress Relief
The modern fast paced way of life can cause stress and anxiety for many people. Reflexology can help to dissipate stress and tension in a healthy way by interrupting and resetting the body's response to stress. Once the stress has been alleviated reflexology can then help the body to repair thereby allowing it to move to a state of health and well being.Stress has major physical effects on the body which upsets the delicate balance of the reproductive system and depleting the body of essential nutrients."Clinical studies have shown that reflexology and classical music both increase alpha frequencies in brain waves associated with relaxation ".