Reflexology is a science and an art that is based on the principle that there are maps of the entire body mirrored on the feet, hands and ears. Alternating pressure applied to points on these maps helps to create balance within the body, soothing the nervous system, improving circulation and reducing stress.
There are many benefits of reflexology. Studies around the world have shown it is an effective treatment for a variety of issues. It induces pain relief and relaxation. Some of the other benefits include:
Promoting blood circulation which helps in transporting oxygen to the body’s cells. This is essential for overall health and clearing the body of toxins. It also treats pains and aches such as headaches, migraines, neck pain and lower and upper backaches.
Reflexology activates the body’s metabolism and energy creation processes. Increased nerve activity and circulation means that cells re-grow faster and wounds are able to heal quickly. This will make you less susceptible to disease.
Reflexology helps your body relax and get back to its normal, healthy rhythms. It can improve the quality of sleep by relieving stress, anxiety, fear, grief and pain.