Foot Reflexology an amazing treatment experience to offer healing to the body by Dr. King in Pasadena, CAThursday, June 14th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Foot Reflexology is very old technique that is often overlooked by patients. It was practiced as an ancient form of pressure treatment that uses the application of focused pressure on known “reflex” points that are found in the foot. The various points correspond to areas on and within the body. Reflexology has also been developed into pressure points on the hand as well and sessions can be done on both the feet and the hands for an amazing treatment experience. Eunice Ingham furthered Fitzgerald’s work in the 1930s and also coined the phrase “reflexology.” She identified reflex points on the foot that corresponded to particular zones of the body. Using specific pressure on these points on the feet or hands can improve or eliminate health conditions in organs and other parts of the body.
When a person receives a foot or hand reflexology treatment they may benefit from increased circulation as well as relaxation. A session promotes the release of tensions. There are many other benefits. People have noted that this ancient tool promotes the clearing of emotional debris. And therapists have evidence that reflexology helps with the release of toxins from of organs, tired cells and tissues are rejuvenated, the auric field responds by balancing, the body is more grounded, and reflexology helps to facilitate other energy methods offering a synergistic effect.
Frequently Asked Questions about Foot Reflexology
Q. Is reflexology a form of massage?
A. The answer is no. Reflexology is not massage though it may feel similar. It is the active stimulation of specific reflex points on the foot that correspond to certain areas of the body and, as such, it is typically exempt from the licensing requirements a massage therapist faces, although having a trained experience licensed massage therapist is ideal as she can best prescribed the proper techniques and incorporate exactly what you need into your session.
Q. Can reflexology help constipation?
A. Wow, can it ever! Reflexology is one of the quickest and most effective ways to help the bowels decide to move that I’ve ever seen. Much quicker than laxatives, which can create dependency or cramping. Of course, if one has colitis, irritable bowel, Crohn’s or other colon problems, reflexology is certainly not intended to replace any needed medical attention. If you have digestion issues, long standing gut or autoimmune issues reflexology is a safe, gentle approach to treating the body.
Q. Does doing reflexology require special training?
A. If you are only going to work on yourself and your friends and family, then all that you need to learn can be achieved by purchasing a good book on reflexology and maybe the terrific “reflexology socks” below. However, if you intend to work with others as a reflexologist, I recommend that you work with someone who is trained in the art and knows the body and how the system relate. You can go through the extensive training to be nationally certified but I don’t know that it is necessary to go to such lengths unless the state where you want to practice requires it. There are also many different length courses on reflexology utilizing a certified trained licensed therapist like in our office offers you the best of both worlds as they can also prescribe other techniques you may need for your body based on what they may find.
Q. Is there ever any time it is NOT good to do reflexology on a person?
A. I would not do reflexology if a person has blood clots or if they have any type of open sore or wound on the foot. In the case of sores or wounds, you can always work the hand of that same side, for similar results.
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