Reflexology is highly effective in reducing stress and pain.
Reflexology is highly effective in reducing stress and pain throughout the body by putting the client into a deeply relaxed state. In this state, the function of the nervous system shifts mainly into its optimal parasympathetic (involuntary) mode. It’s also called homeostasis.  When the body is in this state of relaxation, it has the ability to re-establish its balance and consequently its self-healing potential to reach internal peace and balance.

 

The art of Reflexology dates back to 4,000 years ago. It’s believed its roots are in Egypt and then later to Asia.  It has ties to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Observations were made when stimulating the feet whicegypt reflexology IIIh brought about positive changes in the body.  By the late 19th century, ‘Zone Therapy’ explored more details of the map of the body represented on the areas of the feet. Further research was done in the U.S. by doctors in the early 20th century and it was named Reflexology.

 

 

ITS PRINCIPLERAC-Foot-chart

The principal is that every part, gland and organ of the body is mirrored on the hands and feet. Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet with specific finger, thumb and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion on the feet, with a premise that such work affects a physical change in the body.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

foot-map how it relates to whole body

There are approximately 7,200 nerve endings on the bottom of each foot, which have connections through the sciatic nerve to the spinal cord and brain.When using the specific massage techniques on all sides of both feet, Reflexologists are breaking up the uric and lactic acid crystals deposits in the feet. The ‘crystals’ are released into the blood stream and eliminated through the urinary system. This is why clients are encouraged to drink lots of water on the day of the treatments.  This release relieves the congestion in the body and the body functions flow smoothly, ultimately allowing the body systems to achieve refined internal peace and balance.

With this induced relaxation and reduced stress, several things occur that enable stimulation to the different systems of the body. It slows down the heart rate, reduces blood pressure, increases blood flow to the muscles and decreases muscle tension.

The systems of the body entail their own organs, glands or parts that work in conjunction with each system.  These systems work with each other. Here’s an outline of the systems of the body:

 

 

 

SYSTEMS OF THE BODY

Circulatory – Organs operating blood and flow of bloodAll systems II

Digestive – Storing, absorbing and processing our consumption of foods and their nutrients and toxins

Endocrine – Glands secreting hormones into the bloods tream

Immune – On the defence, identifying and attempting to eliminate unfamiliar bacteria, virus and infection

Lymphatic – Cleans blood and fights infection

Nervous – Connects all the body’s glands, organs, muscles and parts; Communicates stress, pain or healing

Reproductive  – Produces and secretes hormones, fertilizes eggs, develops fetus until birth

Respiratory – Exchange oxygen to carbon dioxide and enables breathing

Skeletal – Composes of every bone in the body

Urinary – Filters, maintains and eliminates waste

 

 

In green t-shirt smiling giving treatment IREFLEXOLOGISTS

We are merely facilitators of the movement of energy, understanding that the better the movement of energy is in the body, the better position it is to heal.