What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology, an ancient practice from Egypt and China, places pressure on various points of your hands and feet for the benefit of your entire body. The practice treats various conditions, and scientific studies have proven its strategic physical and mental benefits to you. Certain pressure points in your hands and especially in your feet trigger other spots on the body. For example, pressure on the widest part of your foot affects your waist. Thus, a reflexology massage provides overall relief.
What Are the Benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology offers numerous benefits including:
- Reducing menstrual pain, the length of labor and delivery and post-partum recovery
- Pain relief from cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy, including nausea, insomnia and anxiety
- Accelerates overall healing in the body
- Leads to a more balanced metabolism
- Decreases pain of headaches and migraines
- Removing toxins in the body and reducing problems with the urinary tract
- Stimulates the nervous system and boosts cognitive function and memory, leading to improved overall brain power
- General relaxation, reduced stress and improved sleep, promoting adjustment to Circadian rhythms
- Better circulation throughout the entire body, which means an improved metabolism, more efficient use of calories, increased oxygen flow to the organs, faster healing and a speedier regrowth of damaged cells
- Improved energy levels through alignment of the muscles and organs and
- The stimulation of nerve function in the feet and throughout the entire body. Working these neural pathways opens them up, thus promoting improved functionality of the body.
Who Needs Denver Reflexology?
Reflexology benefits people with numerous conditions including:
- Overall tension
- Sports injuries
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Digestive issues
- Hormonal imbalances and
What Can You Expect from Reflexology?
Depending on your specific needs, your practitioner might work on one or all areas, including your ears, feet and hands during your Denver reflexology session. He or she will briefly interview you to make sure that you are comfortable. Sessions generally last from 30 to 60 minutes. You can talk, rest or even sleep during the session. Your practitioner will ask for your feedback and adjust your treatment accordingly. During foot reflexology, the therapist will usually work on your entire foot, providing you with an entire experience designed to address your whole body.
Is Reflexology Right for You?
Before making a decision to undergo reflexology, talk with your general practitioner. Consider that you place an excessive amount of stress on your feet throughout the day. Reflexology might be right for you if you want to:
- Improve your overall mental health
- Reduce stress
- Relieve pressure in your feet and leg if you are expecting — but be sure to check with your midwife or doctor first
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Treat numerous stomach ailments
- Relieve pain due to chronic illness
- Increase energy
- Prevent injury
- Improve your circulation and
- Stimulate the function of your internal organs.