Shane Rideout RMT January 15, 2017
“Reflexology originates from a variety of ancient civilizations such as Egypt, India, China and Thailand, and introduced to the West in the early 20th Century.”
What is it?
Reflexology is a gentle art, a fascinating science, and an extremely effective form of therapy that is carving an impressive niche in the field of alternative medicine. Many studies have been done in relation to the effectiveness of this wonder method called Reflexology.
It is the practice of strategically applying pressure to areas of the feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs. By stimulating nerves on specific areas of the feet and hands, it can stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding organs and systems of the body. Reflexology is an art and much depends on how skillfully the practitioner applies his or her knowledge as well as the dynamics that occur between the practitioner and the recipient. Because it is based on physiological and neurological study, it is also considered a science.
Reflexology is a holistic healing technique. The term “holistic” is derived from the Greek word “holos”, which means “whole.” The goal of reflexology is to treat the individual as a complete entity, incorporating and healing the body, mind and spirit. It is a beneficial tool for relaxation and stress relief and is also an effective device for improving circulation, relieving pain, and speeding up the body’s process of detoxification. In addition, it is beneficial for people recovering from surgery due to its positive stimulating effect on the immune and nervous systems. In fact, many people with illnesses such as allergies, acid reflux, migraines, pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause, insomnia, fertility problems, and even arthritis can been helped tremendously by reflexology treatments.
Reflexology works to put the body in a state of well-being and is beneficial to every system in the body. It has been shown to relieve many common pregnancy complaints including; headache, nausea, backache, sleepiness, fatigue, constipation, swollen ankles, as well as digestive problems.
In a society that relies heavily on chemically laden prescription drugs for remedy, reflexology is definitely showing a lot of promise as an effective alternative treatment.
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