Results may bring about:
1) enhancement of the body's functioning
2) improvement of the blood circulation
3) better elimination of waste products & "toxic"
This is the precise mechanism which underlies the treatment's efficacy
towards the various chronic health problems, such as headache and
migraine, insomnia, neurosis, neck pain and backache, numbness of the
limbs, high blood pressure, post-stroke syndrome, & other discomforts
associated with menstrual, hormonal and gastro- intestinal dysfunction.
Foot reflexology (foot massage) is a treatment of wide application.
1) It cures and relieves all kinds of chronic health problems and minor
2) It is suitable for people of all ages.
3) It is completely harmless and without side-effect.
How Can Reflexology Help You?
The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury
or disease, it is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy
pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively.
Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural
equilibrium and encourage healing.
A reflexologist uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to the feet. For
each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique.
Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the
feet, and by working on these points the reflexologist can release
blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions
are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle
therapy encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, often
counteracting a lifetime of misuse.
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
Since reflexology treats the whole person, not the symptoms of disease,
most people benefit from treatment. The therapy brings relief to a wide
range of acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for all ages. Once
your body is in-tune, it is wise to have regular treatments in order to
help maintain health and well-being. An increasing number of people are
using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and
harmonising the body.
What Happens When You Go For Treatment?
On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner. The
reflexologist then begins to work on your feet, or hands if necessary,
noting problem areas. There may be discomfort in some places, but it is
fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a
corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is
pleasant and soothing. Reflexology will relax you while stimulating the
body's own healing mechanisms.
Usually a treatment session lasts for about one hour. A course of
treatment varies in length depending on your body's needs. Your
reflexologist will discuss this with you at the first session. After the
first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you
may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel
lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however,
vital information for reflexologists, as it shows how your body is
responding to treatment.
Foot reflexology is now becoming more popular and has been increasingly
adopted by medical practitioners as an alternative therapeutic technique.
Today, more than thirty countries are seen to be practicing this art of
ancient China. Medically advanced countries like Switzerland, Taiwan,
Japan, Germany, the People's Republic of China, and the United States of
America etc. have all given a high degree of recognition and approval
towards this treatment and its effectiveness. It may be worth noting that
in the United Kingdom, foot reflexology has recently been included as part
of the curriculum of a qualified nurse.
Foot reflexology is
particularly useful in treating those health problems which even Western
or Chinese medicine are incapable of curing and because of this, the
technique has been highly recommended as an alternative form of treatment.