“Reflexology is a means of equalizing the circulation. We all now circulation is life. Stagnation is death. Everything around us that is alive is in motion."
Everything in the universe is governed by the law of motion, which is one of God’s great infallible laws of nature. It is from the earth, sun and water which are constantly in motion that we receive our creative forces which are followed by growth, maturity and decay. Nothing stands still. Our vitality is either increasing or decreasing according to the quality and circulation of our bloodstream”. – Eurnice D. Ingham, 1938
Reflexology is a form of natural healing which has been practiced for centuries. It gently and effectively maintains health while building up the body’s immunity and resistance to disease. It is an excellent antidote to stress and therefore, eases stress related conditions. Relaxation is a prerequisite for health. Reflexology is capable of inducing the Alpha State of Relaxation, which unclutters the mind and opens it to tranquility. It is the most serene level at which healing can effectively take place. Your response is not related to the severity of any disorders but to faith in your bodies own healing abilities.
We all start life with the potential for good health. Most illness is the result of improper maintenance of the body. The resulting imbalance creates a buildup of toxins in the system, which inhabits the free flow of energy essential to our wellbeing. Reflexology relaxes the body, releases an unrestricted flow of vitality and restores balance, encouraging the bodies own healing system to take over. After a reflexology session, the body feels recharged.
The Benefits of Reflexology
- Stress Reduction
Most people who have never experienced reflexology before are amazed at how
profoundly relaxing reflexology can be and how it can plummet their stress levels.
When you sleep better, you feel better, function better, think more clearly, have a positive
attitude and better disposition throughout your day.
Improved circulation promotes muscles and blood vessels to relax, permitting more oxygen
and nutrients to go to the estimated 75 trillion cells in your body.
With improved circulation, more toxins are released from cells and removed from your
body. With fewer toxins, you naturally feel better
-Improved Organ and Gland Function
More oxygen and nutrients get into every cell of your body, toxins are taken away, and
organs have a better chance to function and produce their chemistry.
-Pain Reduction and Elimination
As tension is reduced your body does a better job of producing a wide range of chemicals
which can reduce or eliminate pain.
-Increased Range of Motion
Don’t be surprised if after several reflexology sessions, you’re better able to turn your neck;
raise your arms; and experience more movement in your legs, hips and spine.
-Normalization of Body Functions
Reflexology tends to normalize your body functions, help bring you back to to normal
With Reflexology, you can feel good, be more productive, have a higher quality of life,
and be better able to deal with all aspects of your life.
What are the differences between Reflexology and Massage?
Massage deals with touch all over the body with major emphasis on muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Reflexology, by working on complete reflex maps on the feet, hands and outer ears, not only helps the muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems, but also profoundly effects the inside of the body, such as everything inside the head, inside the neck, inside the chest and inside the abdomen. In reflexology, only footwear is removed with the client otherwise staying fully clothed.
What is the difference between Reflexology and Acupressure?
Both reflexology and acupressure fall into the category of touch therapies called Reflex Therapies. However, they each work under very different energetic principles and extremely different reflex point locations. Acupressure deals with over 14 long thin energy lines called meridians that run most of the length of the body. There are more than 800 pressure points along these lies, of which, fewer than 30 are found on the feet and the hands with only one meridian acupressure point on the bottom of the feet. Reflexology, in contrast, has an entire reflex map of the body on the feet, a second complete reflex map of the body on the hands and a third complete reflex map of the body on the outer ear.
Can you diagnose with Reflexology?
Unless you have been through medical school and are licensed to diagnose, in most countries of the world, it is illegal to diagnose, consequently, it is illegal to diagnose with reflexology. More importantly, it is unethical, in the opinion of Bill Flocco, Director of the American Academy of Reflexology to diagnose with reflexology for two additional reasons. Irregularities (such as tenderness) in a reflex area, can be caused by many different factors, such as a bone out of alignment, a strained muscle, or poor circulation in the feet or hands. Secondly, a number of research studies conducted to determine if reflexology could be used as a dependable diagnostic approach, give different results with a couple of studies in China showing some favorable results while another study conducted by Medical Doctors and Reflexologists in England, demonstrated that reflexology is not effective for diagnosis