Love for your Feet
Beginning Oct. 2018
What is Reflexology and how it benefits your health.
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, to the whole body. The massage is designed to restore the delicate balance between the different body systems and functions, and when this happens harmony is restored.
Foot reflexology is effective in bringing about a deep state of relaxation. The solar plexus is the nerve center where stress is stored. When the solar plexus reflex point is pressed, it is as if all of the stress in the body is eliminated. Because stress can greatly affect the immune system and leave one vulnerable to serious illnesses such as cancer, it is important to relieve it.
IMPROVED CIRCULATION IN LEGS, FEET, ORGANS
Reflexology can improve blood circulation in the feet and throughout the body. The gentle stroking of the feet and the application of certain hand and finger techniques improves blood flow to vital organs. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to these organs, nourishing body tissues. If a part of the body is injured, foot reflexology can help repair the injured tissue.
PAIN RELIEF MANAGEMENT, especially Plantar Fasciitus
Foot reflexology is effective for pain management. When reflexology is applied to the feet, more endorphins are produced to block pain signals to the brain. Endorphins are painkillers that are stronger than morphine. People who are experiencing pain may get significant relief through reflexology.
IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION & MEMORY
Because oxygen is required to keep the cells of the body in a healthy state, foot reflexology can help to deliver vital oxygen to brain cells. Stimulation of the brain reflexes on the feet improves circulation of blood to the head. Foot reflexology, when administered routinely, will help improve a forgetful mind.
DIGESTION & ELIMINATION IMPROVE
Reflexology increases the flow of energy, increases the circulation and stimulates the digestive system. The stimulation of the intestine, colon and other corresponding reflexes can make elimination easier and digestion more thorough.