Reflexology is a science that deals with the principles of the feet and hands having a direct correlation with the glands, organs and systems of the body.
There are over 4200 nerve endings in each foot, and by massaging/stimulating these nerve endings, causes therapeutic effects in the correlating body system.
The method is performed by using the thumbs and fingers to apply pressure on specific areas of the feet which in turn creates a multitude of effects from: deep relaxation, pain relief, improved digestion, deep sleep, relief from back pain and nervous tension, heighten feeling of wellbeing and a long list of many other benefits.
Reflexology plays a major role in nerve function. As our bodies age our nerve endings become less sensitive in parts of our body, particularly in our extremities. That being said, reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nervous endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity. Opening and cleaning out neural pathways can help improve functionality and flexibility of many areas around the body. Neural pathways are like muscles, so it is good to work them once in a while to keep them sharp.
Energy levels are increased in a treatment by aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, this can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body. If your in need of a boost in energy or are always feeling sluggish, a foot massage session can help put some spring back in your step.
Important information: Having a reflexology treatment can be deeply relaxing and can sometimes leave you feeling a little spaced out and light headed. It is important to take your time before you drive after a treatment. Drink a lot of water and try not to have anything else booked for the day, apart from enjoying the relaxed feeling and healing benefits.