Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage. This type of massage originated in China and was also known to the Ancient Egyptians. It is believed that energy runs through the body in channels, also called meridians. Massage of the feet stimulates these energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation.
Every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body, and massage of the feet stimulates the corresponding part of the body. Receiving a reflexology massage is regarded as the equivalent of a full body massage. The most obvious effect of reflexology massage is stress reduction. The techniques of reflexology include finger or thumb walking, where the reflexologist walks the finger or thumb over different areas of the feet in a set sequence, and massage and kneading of the foot using the whole hand. Although results vary from individual to individual, the soothing action of reflexology generally leaves the recipient feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful afterwards.
Constant pain is debilitating. Reflexologists believe that that illness is caused by blockages in the meridians or energy channels. These blockages inhibit the flow of life enhancing energy, also known as ‘chi,’ causing the accumulation of negative energy, resulting in pain or disease. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet, and these are connected to the whole body through the central nervous system.
Massage of the feet, and these corresponding nerve endings, stimulates the body, promoting self-healing. Reflexology massage restores the delicate balance between the different body systems and functions. Because of this, reflexology is very effective in pain relief, as tension is taken out of the body and stress reduced, which in turn reduces pain.
Reflexology can give you the feeling of walking on air afterwards. Reflexology increases the flow of energy, increases the circulation and stimulates the digestive system.
We are holding a Reflexology class on October 12th from 9:30am to 4pm. For more information, or to register, give us a call at 610-705-4401 or Click Here