What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a stress-reducing, specific bodywork technique. Where the therapist strokes, massages and applies pressure to one part of the body to effect changes in another part of the body. Which relaxes muscles and stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
But reflexology is more than that. Reflexology is a natural healing art and bodywork technique. When the therapist strokes, massages and applies pressure to one part of the body to effect changes in another part of the body, the body begins to heal.
Reflexology balances by relieving tension, improving circulation and promoting the natural function of the body.
What does “Reflexology” mean?
Reflexology is based on the premise that there are energy lines that run throughout the body. These energy lines are invisible to the naked eye, however some clairvoyants can see them and have documented and painted them.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on energy lines and has been recognized for thousands of years. (In fact, longer than modern medicine.)
In addition, energy lines (and the reflex points) were mapped out in the middle to end of the last century. The Western world contributed mostly to this more scientific approach.
How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology uses hands-on pressure techniques to stimulate, relax and/or subdue the natural flow of energy.
When energy is flowing in balance we feel happy and healthy. When the energy flow is blocked or out of balance we can feel tired, stressed-out and it even leads to disease.
The reflex points were discovered and mapped out by several different groups and this information is what leads to the distinctive Reflexology Foot Charts. Each chart will have some differences, based on the training, intuition and research of the chart’s developer.
For example, the Jacqueline Fairbrass School of Complementary Therapies uses the Fairbrass Foot Chart. This chart was developed by SchoolofCT Founder Jacqueline Fairbrass in 1995. It uses more Traditional Chinese research influence than many other charts.
The Fairbrass Hand Reflexology Chart was introduced in 2004, after ten years of study and research.
What’s the difference between Reflexology and Massage?
Reflexology is so much more than foot masssage!
Massage tends to be based on the Western anatomy and physiology approach to the body. Reflexology is based on energy lines, called zones and medians.
Each school or association will have it’s own specialized routine.
The Fairbrass Reflexology Method was developed in 1995 and continues to be fine-tuned. It consists of a series of pressure techniques, some massage approaches. And although the Fairbrass Reflexology Method has some consistencies with other methodologies, it is completely unique!
Why does everything seem horrible when my feet hurt?
There are seven thousand nerve endings on each foot. All these thousands of nerve endings send messages back to your Central Nervous System. No wonder when your feet ache you feel grumpy!
Why should I have Reflexology?
Reflexology brings the body into balance, improves circulation and allows the body, mind, spirit and emotions to relax. Regular Reflexology keeps you feeling fabulous!
Why should I take care of my feet?
Because the average person takes between 7,000 and 10,000 steps a day This totals around 2.5 million steps a year. To keep going, feet need to be cared for. Foot Reflexology improves circulation in the entire body, including the feet.
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