What is a Foot Reflexology Massage?
Foot Reflexology Massage has been followed from ancient times to promote better health. Foot Reflexology is one of the oldest forms of massage that helps to decrease stress and strain from every part of the body. Reflexology has been invented by the Europeans in the late 1800s. It involves the application of right pressure to specific spots thereby making changes to various organs and parts of the body.
The foot reflexology points are paired to different organs of the whole body. Thus, it is beneficial to heal many diseases such as cancer, headaches, arthritis, digestive problems, neuropathy, pain, PMS and many more. Foot Reflexology Massage is also known as ‘zone therapy’. A reflexologist refines the channel by applying the right pressure with the hands to improve proper organ and health functioning in the body. Foot Reflexology Massage is been popular in the UK and Denmark.
How does Foot Reflexology Work?
Stress has been a major factor in worsening a lot of health issues. When it is not treated properly, it builds up and creates a blockage in the body. Foot Reflexology massage works to release the tension and thus relieve the energy blockage. It helps the body to be in a stable state to maintain health concerns. Along with releasing the stress, foot reflexology helps in releasing the toxins, improving blood circulation, diminishing pains and inducing a deep relaxation state. The right foot correlates with right side organs of the body and vice versa.
On the soles of the foot, there are mainly four reflexology areas. The ‘neck and head’ area is located around all the toes. The ‘spine’ surrounds the inner part of each foot. This is the main reflexology zone which helps in communication from the brain to bones, nerves, and muscles. The ‘crest part’ is found encircling the ball of the foot. This section is related to the shoulder, lungs, etc. The ‘waistline’ is located at the widest area of the foot. It is correlated with the liver, stomach, intestines, etc. The ‘pelvic region’ is situated at the heel. This foot area corresponds to the buttocks and legs.
What are the benefits of Foot Reflexology Massage?
Foot Reflexology focuses on pressure points which reduces the pain in various parts of the body. It helps to provide relief from migraines, headaches, back, and neck pain. The foot massage helps not only to relieve the pain of the foot but also reduces the aches of different body parts. It helps to reduce anxiety and stress, giving you a complete state of relaxation. Regular foot massage helps to increase blood circulation and lowers depression. The massage relaxes the physical and mental state of the individual, and hence improves mood.
Foot Reflexology massage energizes the muscles and reduces the stiffness in the foot. It also helps in reducing the pain in the heels and ankles. The foot massage provides relaxation to the body and prevents stress-related diseases. It reduces insomnia and other disorders and promotes better sleep. The massage relieves the pain from chemotherapy and MS. The benefits of foot massage are not purely physical. A good foot reflexology massage also improves your emotional and mental state.