Posted on Jul 23, 2007 | Comments 3
Searching for a painless therapy? Reflexology is an alternative therapy which helps in relieving your illness by application of slight pressure.
Reflexology is the art of healing that is being most popular.
It is one of the many forms of alternative treatments that are successful in treating everyday stresses as well as life threatening diseases in a natural way.
What is reflexology?
It is also called as zone therapy. This complementary therapy works on the feet to help heal the whole person not just the symptoms of the disease.
Reflexology is the art of application of pressure, stretch and movements to the feet and hands to affect the corresponding parts of the body. This is a tender and painless therapy that causes your body to return to its natural state.
Working of reflexology:
Reflexology is a distinctive method of using the thumb and finger or reflex points that are found on the foot to alert and stimulate more than 7,200 nerve endings in each foot.
When pressure is applied on reflex points it generates signals and enters into the nervous system where it is processed in various parts of the brain.
It is then spread to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments. It then sends a response onto the motor system. This response is feed forward to adjust the body’s tone or overall tension level.
Benefits of reflexology:
- Reflexology works on pains such as arthritis, back pain, infertility, migraines, sleep disorders, stress related conditions and sports injuries.
- If you receive foot reflexology treatment that may benefit from increased circulation as well as relaxation. It promotes the release of tensions, strengthens the immune system, balances the hormone system, and fast relief from a wide range of acute and chronic pain.
- Reflexology helps in release of toxins from organs, tired cells and tissues are invigorated, the body is more grounded, and assists other energy methods offering a synergistic effect.
In some cases reflexology can be used along with conventional medications. This doesn’t create any side effects. It aids increasing the speed of healing. This combination can helps in relieving your pains as well as to maintain your healthy condition.
Once you decided to take reflexology sessions, it is most important that you need to find a reliable and qualified practitioner.
If you do the research then it becomes very easy to find a practitioner. The practitioner that you choose must have the appropriate qualifications as well as a personality and manner that you can feel comfortable with.
The first session of reflexology:
If you won’t like your practitioner it will make it difficult to trust this person with your reflexology sessions.
During the first session you practitioner will ask about your present and past health conditions. This is the most important aspect of this therapy. Learning about the patient is vital before starting a therapy like reflexology.
The first session is completely a therapeutic session working with your feet. Each of you responds differently and the treatment is also different for each of you. Your health background helps in deciding the preferred method of treatment.
The session may last up to an hour. Once your pain is pin pointed in the first session your practitioner will be able to use your feet to work with inner organs.
From the first session of treatment you body will react in many different ways. Most of you will feel completely relaxed and in state of well-being only after the first session is completed.
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