HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY
An ancient form of therapy dated back to 2200BC. It was used in Egypt, China, Tibet and North America. They all used the feet for therapy, using the same concept that the feet reflect the whole body.
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
There are approximately 72,000 nerve endings on the soles of the feet. Each part of the foot represents a part of the body, the right foot represents the right side of the body and the left foot represents the left side of the body.
The right foot holds the liver, while the left foot holds the heart.
The feet are divided into zones vertically and horizontally and follow the energy flow and meridians used by the Chinese.
We all leave footprints in the sand, the question is, will we be a big heal, or a great soul.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our daily stresses and disappointments lead us to abnormal body postures which impede the natural energy flow throughout the body. The use of tight shoes and mistreatment of the feet, lead to minute bone misalignments which press on nerve endings and affect their normal function. Over a long period , these stresses eventually reach our system.
By applying pressure to specific points, circulation will increase, helping the return of normal functions to the organs.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Reflexology is used for relaxation , stress relief, migraines, high blood pressure, backaches, depression, to boost the immune system and has worked on relieving symptoms of MS.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY SESSION?
The therapist takes a complete consultation, then takes a map of the feet. Recording any lines or marks. Powder is applied and deep pressure is administered on all points of the feet. Uncomfortable or painful points are then worked on extensively. Energy work may be applied via the feet to restore balance to the whole system.
2 thoughts on “Reflexology”
Yes you can diagnose through the feet but by no means is it a substitute for an MD. Each part of the foot represents a part of the body. Every mark on the foot is an indicator of what is going on in your body. The position of the toes in relation to each other also symbolise your personality. The smell of feet also say a lot of what is going on internally.
I would like to know if you can use reflexology in diagnosing certain diseases of which a person may not be aware.