By Ross Ashcraft & Abigail Turrell
Why should you receive Reflexology?
Reflexology is a massage modality that is done on your feet and hands, but it is not your average Swedish massage. It is so much more. Reflexology tries to balance the body and speed the healing response to troubled glands and organs by putting pressure on certain spots of your hands or feet….and sometimes ears!
Reflexology derives its roots from a man named Dr. William H. Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald was an ear, nose, and throat specialist who came up with the concept of “zone therapy” in 1915. He created a system that divided the body into treatment zones for therapeutic purposes.
Then in 1930, a physiotherapist named Eunice Ingham expanded his theories. She believed our bodies are mirrored or reflected in specific patterns onto our feet and hands. Through her research she discerned that the big toe was a mirror of your head, the ball of your foot as your chest, the arch as the middle of your abdomen and the heel of your foot as your lower abdomen.
In each section of the foot and hand, there are points that are triggers to certain organs. An example would be your liver. Since the liver is located in the middle of the abdomen, it is reflected in the arch of your foot. Due to this mirrored relationship, you can positively affect the liver by stimulating and manipulating its corresponding spot on the foot.
Reflexology is not only therapeutic, but is relaxing and helps relieve stress, which are the 2 main reasons to receive massage and Reflexology. Other therapeutic reasons to schedule a Reflexology treatment are: headaches, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, injuries…etc. This massage doesn’t take much of your time, and generally won’t burn a hole in your pocket. It only takes 45 to 60 minutes.
You want to get reflexology done? Well there are some precautions you need to check out beforehand. If you are pregnant, you need to talk to your doctor first and let the therapist know their recommendation. Be sure to give the therapist your medical history, and if you have foot ulcers, injury, or blood vessel disease consult your doctor before having this done.
Reflexology is amazing; and we highly recommended.