Experts predict that Reflexology treatments have been around since approximately 2500 years BC where the Egyptian people were found using the techniques on their hands and feet.
Paintings have been found of the Egyptians applying Reflexology to both the hands and feet.
Lifestyle is very important when it comes to managing health and gaining results. All treatments including Reflexology will gain greater benefit when we follow up with a good diet and exercise.
Our energy levels and emotional and psychological stress affect all of us. To stay on top of this it is important to receive a touch from a therapist. It is important to trust and be positive about treatments.
In Reflexology organs, nerves, glands and other parts of the body are connected to reflex points on the feet and hands. Better emotional and physical health can be achieved with healing hands being placed on the feet.
In Reflexology we mainly use the thumbs to press on different parts of the feet in different directions to stimulate the energy channels in the body. There are 10 energy channels in the body; five on each side of the body. This pathway starts at the toes and finishes at the hands; It works its way through the legs, gluts, back, stomach, shoulder and organs, the brain and arms. Reflexology facilitates healing in the body. It doesn’t diagnose illness.
This treatment can stimulate all organs of the body; that’s right all organs and hormones of the body. Wow.
Now we can stimulate neural pathways and organs.
What this means for you:
- This can reduce waste in organs.
- Improve digestive issues.
- Restore balance or create some harmony for hormonal imbalances by increasing the removal of waste from the body found in Kidneys, liver, small intestine, large intestine, nervous tension, spinal and back issues.
- Release endorphins from the brain.
Some of the hormones and glands that can be worked through the feet are
Serotonin – which contributes to feelings of well- being and happiness. The thyroid hormones T3 & T4, The hormones of the Hypothalamus such as:
- Cortisol this is an important stress hormone.
- TSH hormone: this plays an important part and assists in the function of the heart, gastrointestinal tract and muscles.
- GNRH hormones which are the reproductive hormones
Oxytocin – this hormone controls many emotions and behaviours, sexual arousal, lactation and maternal behaviour.
Vasopressin – Regulates water levels in the body.
The Pituitary gland regulates hormones through the anterior lobe and posterior lobe in the brain.
Reflexology can help the absorption and the spread of Vitamin D and minerals into the bones. It can also ease the aching of joints associated with arthritis, mobility and assist to heal fractures in the foot.
The benefits speak for themselves.