The Healing Touch of Reflexology
- 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.
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.
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.