What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a form of treatment, applying pressure to open the blocked energy paths in order to connect with the points especially with the reflex points in the feet, hands and ears to heal the problematic parts of the body. With 5000 years history, reflexology was born first in China. It is a treatment especially in far east culture.
In reflexology, the left foot represents the left side of the body and the right foot represents the right side of the body.
Foot reflexology is an important form of treatment in order to decrease our complaints and support our treatment process by focusing on certain points in our feet. Foot massage techniques are the first to come to mind when we say reflexology and it is the oldest treatment method improved over the years and increased the effectiveness of the treatment. The flow of energy is ensured by determining the correct points in the feet, hands and ears and by sending this flow to the relevant organs.
What are Reflexology Points and What is Reflexology Map?
Reflexology works in conjunction with the central nervous system. Each of the reflex points on the foot, in particular, stimulates a different organ. It is aimed to eliminate the disease or complaint with this specific organ. For example; The junction points of the second and third fingers in the foot are associated with the eye. Complaints such as pain or fatigue in the eyes, can be eliminated by targeting these regions with the help of reflexology massage. This pressure on the toes sends the energy flow to the eyes with the nervous system.
The middle part of the foot (inner side) transmit the signal directly to the brain. Therefore, stress, headache, anxiety, should be treated by applying reflexology massage in this part of the foot. Reflexology techniques are designed according to the reflexology foot map. This massage techniques can be varied and reflexology foot map is a guide for a person’s complaints and treatment desire.
How is Reflexology Massage performed?
The place of reflexology massage is similar to other massage treatments. What is important here is that the person should be sitting or lying in a suitable area, where the person can relax and feel the effects of the treatment in a comfortable place.
The person who comes with a variety of psychological complaints such as panic attack, depression or chronic headache, should explain all of them to reflexology specialist to find and determined appropriate reflex points for a effective treatment.
Determining the right reflex points is the most crucial step. Based on the foot size, we know that there are too many reflex points and choosing the right reflex point is the most important starting criterion for reflexology massage
Once the reflex points are determined on the feet and hands, the reflexology specialist starts to apply pressure at certain intensities. Different points can also be stimulated for a holistic treatment. The nerve system is stimulated in this process and the transmission of this pressure to the organs forms the basis of reflexology techniques.
In Which Disease, Reflexology is a support treatment?
Reflexology is used frequently as a form of supportive treatment for psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, physical disorders such as neck pain, backache, neurological disorders and also even in disorders related to sexual health.
Since the hand, foot and ear regions are connected to the central nervous system and organs, a personalized treatment is created and the reflexology specialist applies the massage.