What is Reflexology?
In Reflexology, the feet give us a map of the body’s structures and organs. Each foot reflects one half of the body (right foot = right half of the body, left foot = left half of the body).
It is a therapy that has been practised for thousands of years by the ancient Chinese and Egyptians and a lot of the theory has a connection with Qi (in Chinese philosophy, Qi is the life force that every person has).
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary treatment that helps the body to heal and re-balance itself, as well as promoting well-being not just physical but mental, emotional and spiritual by applying pressure on some specific points of the feet.
We want to make clear that Reflexology is not a diagnostic or curative procedure, and you should always seek formal medical advice for any concerns you may have.
“If there are treatments for more than a dozen health conditions affecting various parts of the body, isn’t it worth giving reflexology a try?”Paula D, Senior Therapist at Bali Health Lounge
Benefits of Foot Reflexology?
Migraine and tension headaches
It works as an effective analgesic treatment that relieves the tension in certain muscles that can cause these issues.
Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders
The relaxation benefits of this treatment might help for these common health problems.
Researchers have found that reflexology and other medical procedures might improve chronic sinusitis.
As a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system, the reduction of fatigue can be really helpful.
Blood circulation and eliminates toxins
Some reflexology techniques might improve blood circulation and reduce urinary tract issues.
Reflexology has been used to reduce the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Studies have shown that it can also be used on pregnant women and even might reduces the risks of post-natal depression.
If you are suffering with certain foot conditions or other health problems it may not be in your best interests to receive a reflexology treatment. If the therapist decides during the consultation that this is the case, then they may require you to gain consent from your medical practitioner or recommend an alternative treatment.
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