Reflexology has been around for more than a century, and is based on a study conducted by Sir Charles Sherrington and Sir Henry Head during the 1890s. Reflexology is an alternative therapy used or recommended by many holistic health professionals. It is also known as ‘Zone Therapy’ because it works on zones and areas of the body so that the body can begin the process of healing itself in those areas.
Reflexology Restores Energy Balance in the Body
Reflexology is based on the existence of the “qi” which means vital energy. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that this vital energy exists in every human being. However, the presence of stress blocks the flow of this energy throughout the body, resulting in various health issues. Reflexology aims to bring back the balance of “qi” to the body so that healing can begin. Continue reading
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is non-invasive and enhances the healing mechanisms of the body. Each application of pressure to particular points on the body stimulates the nerve endings, which has a healing effect on a specific referred area elsewhere in the body.
One of the main benefits of reflexology is in the way it promotes healing. A reflexology session opens up neural pathways, which helps the body send messages to other areas of the body. As an area is stimulated, so too are the nerves and cells in the remote target area.
This can result in improved cognitive function and nerve function. The brain and nerves are also stimulated, which helps keep them functioning well. Continue reading