About The Healing Touch of Reflexology

The Healing Touch of Reflexology

Reflexology is the fifth pillar that supports good foot health. Reflexology is a natural, traditional healing practice that can increase your energy and boost immunity. It is a form of healing massage that focuses on the feet. When practiced correctly, it can help you:
  • Lift your mood
  • Lessen pain symptoms
  • Correct hormonal imbalances
  • Feel energized and rested
  • Experience overall wellbeing

Roots of Reflexology

Reflexology is a core part of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years. It rests on the belief known as qi (pronounced “chee”), which is a form of energy. This energy, which is essential to wellbeing, flows freely through the body. When it’s blocked, the body will feel fatigued, stressed out, and more prone to illness.

The best way to restore the free flow of qi is with a gentle, focused massage. This massage works best when it is used on distinct parts of the body. Done correctly, it releases qi to flow through the body again and restore its health. Most Chinese practitioners choose specific pressure points in the feet.

Zone Theory

Some health practitioners use zone theory to explain how reflexology works. They believe the body has 10 vertical zones. Every organ, blood vessel, or muscle that is in each zone can be reached through specific points on the toes or hands. For instance, massaging between the second and third toes can help heal your eyes. The pathways between pressure points and parts of the body are connected by the nervous system.

Complementary Therapy

Studies have found that reflexology works well as a complementary treatment. In one study, women who were being treated with chemotherapy reported that reflexology helped them reduce some of their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Other researchers have found that 30-minute foot reflexology treatments helped lower anxiety levels in people being treated for serious illnesses.

Healing Massage

Even if you can’t quite see how qi or zone theory work, there is no question that reflexology has the healing benefits of touch. Touch is a sure way to quiet the central nervous system. This type of holistic, healing touch can lessen anxiety, reduce pain, lift mood, and promote a calm sense of wellbeing.

Reflexology feels wonderful, and its benefits go beyond your feet. When you receive this treatment from an experienced practitioner, you will feel a renewed sense of vitality.

Get on the Path to Whole Foot Health

At The Organic Foot, we believe in healing from the inside out. When you feel energized and free from anxiety, your body can cope with almost anything. Healthy feet are the foundation of a healthy, happy life, and reflexology is a key element of that.