Reflexology is not a simple foot massage, even though most people (including therapists themselves) tend to think it that way. It is also thought to be an ancient Chinese treatment, although it is a treatment that was actually developed in the 20th century in America.
Reflexology deals with points to your feet, hands and head (especially ears) that relate to specific organs and glands in the body.
Reflexology is felt throughout the body if done well.
When it is practiced by a skilled therapist, the benefits can be really felt throughout the body as they involve techniques including holds, finger pressure, kneading, rotation and rubbing. If you get an inexperienced therapist, at the end you will just feel like you got a very long foot massage.
Reflexology treatment is good for people want to keep their clothes on during massage. It is also a good choice if you are pressed for time and don't want to get oil on your body or in your hair. In the other hand if you really do not have to do the reflexology massage, but really want to benefit from it, you could also get yourself a pair of the Neo Reflexology Sandals which combine the power of natural stones, with the therapeutic effects of reflexology.
What is reflexology good for?
Many people go to see a reflexologist as they might go for a massage: to help with their general health, and to make them feel relaxed and calm. But because it is such a comprehensive treatment, reflexology can help you in many other ways, with anything from a trapped nerve to depression.
Reflexology is good to make you feel relaxed, calm and even good for your general heatlh. It can even help you from a trapped nerve to depression. Doctors may recommend doing reflexology for a variety of reasons such as:
What to expect from reflexology / precations to take
On the first visit, the reflexologist will chat with you about your general health and lifestyle.
You should remember that reflexology is not a foot massage. You should let your therapist know of any medical condition (special treatment, medication, recent broken ankle, surgery) you may have before going through it. The reflexologist may massage your feet a little to relax you before they start, and you should take the opportunity to discuss anything before they actually start applying firm pressure to specific points on the foot.
The technique can feel a bit odd at first; it can also be a bit overwhelming. Imagine a pain you have had for years in your shoulder melting away in seconds as someone puts pressure on the ball of your foot! Tension can be released, and pain dissolved, very quickly.
A treatment session usually lasts for about an hour. You will probably get a lot out of a single session but you may want to have several more.
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