Below are the most frequently asked questions that get asked about Reflexology Massage. Read on to find out how it works and whether it’s worth trying.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of massage where pressure is applied to the feet, hands, and ears and to improve our general wellbeing.
Foot reflexology is the most common type of treatment that people receive. The reason it is so popular is because the reflex areas in the foot creates a response in corresponding organs which promotes healing to other areas of the body.
How does reflexology help us?
There are more than 7, 000 nerve endings in the human foot. By targeting these nerve endings it optimizes blood, lymph and nerve flow to a specific area.
It helps to reduce muscle tension and improve the body’s natural healing and detoxifying process.
What are the benefits of reflexology?
- Increases circulation
- Reduces headaches
- Improves nerve functions
- Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
- Improves digestion
- Relieves sinus congestion
- Increases energy levels
Does that mean my organ has a problem with a related sore spot during the reflexology?
No. If you feel sore during a reflexology treatment it means the related organ or system has some tension or is under stress. Reflexology can not diagnose any issue or symptom because it is a complementary therapy therefore should not replace medical treatment.
Should I ask the therapist to press harder on the sore spot?
No, you do not need to tell a therapist to press harder on the sore spot. Like most types of massage treatments, the level of pressure that you can easily handle (and that doesn’t cause any future discomfort) should be used.
How often should I get a reflexology massage?
Reflexology can really help improve our overall general health. If you are not using reflexology as a complementary therapy, I recommend for people to start having regular reflexology at least once or twice a month.