Reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to cure or prevent disease. Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs on the way. The reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of illness.
Foot massages are one of the best techniques to relax a person and to increase the flow of oxygen and blood within the body. A professional massage therapist will apply pressure on various reflex points and never endings and as a result toxins are expelled from the body and energy is regained. While foot massages are very useful in helping the body, it can also cause some side-effects as well. Some people develop cold or flue symptoms from the toxins that were released during the foot massage. Typically after any type of massage a person should drink a lot of water to help get rid of the toxins and to prevent from cold or flu like symptoms.
Often people are more relaxed with getting a foot massage as opposed to a full body massage. According to reflexology practitioners, reflex points on your feet and hands correspond to your whole body, so stimulating those points helps release tension and gives you a felling of overall well-being. Below is a picture of pressure points and what they could cure.
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