Reflexology is a gentle form of therapeutic treatment applied to the feet and sometimes to the hands. Reflexology is considered to be a holistic healing technique that aims to treat the individual as a whole, in order to provide a state of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. Hot stone refelxology incorporates hot stones into the session.
Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex areas on the feet and hands corresponding to all the parts of the body including major organs. It is believed that applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands and ears can affect internal organs and body systems, and therefore promote good health.
The massage therapist stimulates and works these organs and systems through the reflexes areas on the hands and feet, applying pressure to the feet with thumb and fingers. The Pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and health.
Reflexology was brought to America in the early 1900's by Chinese immigrants.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology has many benefits. It feels good. It is pleasant and soothing, and it relaxes the body.
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