13 Dec 5 facts about reflexology
Aims of reflexology
Reflexology aims to restore balance and wellbeing through relaxing pressure and massage techniques to reflex points in the feet, hands or face. These points are thought to correspond to organs, and structures in the body. The health benefits of reflexology include enhanced energy, increased feeling of wellbeing, improved circulation, elimination of toxins and management of symptoms including anxiety.
Check out our 5 reflexology facts below.
Reflexology works on many levels, releasing endorphins which promote feelings of wellbeing. In addition, i`zzt also strengthens immunity and supporting hormonal systems and regulating neurotransmitter release. The Association of Reflexologists list a number of benefits of the practice.
You have 7200 nerve endings in your feet, 5000 on your hands and 435 in each ear! The reflexologist can help the flow of energy through the body to the areas affected by illness or stress, by targeting the nerve endings. See mindbodygreen for a reflexology foot chart.
Where can you do reflexology?
Reflexologists carry out the practices of reflexology on the hands, face and ears as well as the feet. Reflex points on the hands, face, ears and feet correspond to specific organs, and systems of the body. Consequently, reflexology maps represent how the body systems correspond to one another, and to reflex points.
Reflexology as a healing technique is 4000 years old. Reflexology is a key aspect of Chinese medicine, and was practised in China in 2330 BC, as well as in India, Egypt and Babylonia. Wikipedia details the practice’s history dating back!
The reflexologist applies pressure to reflex points on the pregnant lady, to promote labour. In particular, they apply pressure to the reflex point linked to the pituitary gland as this can cause the release of oxytocin, and can result in uterine contractions to start off the labour process.
REFLEXOLOGIST IN SURREY
We have a team of reflexologists in Surrey, ready to support you, whether you have a specific health concern or want help for fertility, pregnancy, the postnatal period, or the menopause.