*Loosen tightness in feet and hands *Promotes healing fro whole body *Assists in maintaining homeostasis
In a reflexology chart the body is reflected on the feet or hands. It serves a s a map for technique application to target health goals. Left foot or hand reflects the left side of the body and the right foot or hand the right side. The spine reflex area runs down the insides of the feet and hands with reflex areas for the arm and shoulder reflected toward the outside of the foot or hand. The toes and fingers mirror the head and neck as well as the parts of the body they encase. The ball of the foot mirrors the chest and upper back in addition the heart and lungs.
What are the benefits of reflexology ?
The benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body's equilibrium.
Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help.
The benefits of reflexology include:
Relaxation Pain reduction Amelioration of symptoms for health concerns Rejuvenation of tired feet Improvement in blood flow Impact on physiological measures (e. g. blood pressure and cholesterol; measurements by ECG, EEG, and fMRI) Beneficial for post-operative recovery and pain reduction Enhancement of medical care (e. g. cancer, phantom limb pain, and hemodialysis patients) Adjunct to mental health care (e. g. depression, anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder) Complement to cancer care (pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety) Easier birthing / delivery / post-partum recovery What has research shown?
More than 170 studies of reflexology's effects have been conducted, with 95 controlled studies. 90% of the studies show a positive result. Research has demonstrated that reflexology work impacts disease improves quality of life and specifically influences how the body works. Research has also shown that:
Reflexology technique application has an immediate impact on the body. Reflexology technique applied to a specific reflex area effects the organ represented.Foot reflexology and hand reflexology applied to another as well as self-help foot reflexology and self-help reflexology have been shown to impact health.