What is Reflexology

                      Understanding Reflexology

Our bodies are amazing, everything working together to bring about optimal health. This is called Homoeostasis (the Greek word for equilibrium or balance.) and it means the balance being maintained throughout the body, systems of the glands, organs, nerves  and chemicals.
If one area is out of balance the effect is felt through out the entire body system and you are not able to function to your full ability.

Think of the body as that of the finest racing car. A mechanic will spend a lot of time fine tuning the engine so all the components work together and the car runs smoothly to its maximum capability. If something breaks or is slightly out, the car will not work or run properly. It is similar to our bodies systems.

This is where Reflexology takes effect. It works on the theory that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that are energetically linked to the bodies systems (organs, glands, nerves,  body parts, etc). I already mentioned that there are 7,200 nerve endings in the feet, so you can understand why you feel very relaxed or rejuvenated after a reflexology therapy.

The reflexes in the bottom of your feet are stimulated by thumb and finger movements. These are called  thumb/finger walking, unblocking the energy pathways so the energy can flow freely to the related area organ helping to balance the systems.

By using the reflexology movements it also helps circulation as the feet are at the extreme end of the body, furthest away from the heart. The blood and lymph must flow up hill against gravity. So reflexology helps assist the blood and lymph to take toxins away and deliver nutrients.

The nerve endings in the feet have interconnections to the spinal column and brain and all areas of the body.

So what better way to release tension and revive the body than a reflexology therapy.





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