Reflexology is the practise of stimulating points on the feet, hands or ears (reflex zones) to have a beneficial effect on other parts of the body. Reflexology aims to treat the body as a whole and endeavours to get to the root cause of the disease and treat this, not simply the symptoms.
It has been practised in various forms throughout the world for thousands of years. With more than 60 reflex points, the soles of your feet are easily the most energetically active zone on your body.
"...there is no such thing as an instant cure – it is a healing process."
Disease can also be a direct result of one’s own thoughts and actions. The mind is immensely powerful and affects every cell. This causes chemical changes to take place. Negative emotions such as anxiety, grief, fear and worry – wide spread in modern society – will cause negative repercussions.
People venturing into the field of complementary medicine must understand that there is no such thing as an instant cure – it is a healing process. Most diseases take time to manifest and will therefore take time to eradicate. The human body however is amazingly resilient and it usually takes an enormous amount of abuse before manifesting signs of disease and will respond extremely well if treated kindly.
"The reflexology doesn’t heal –
only the body heals."
One of the most important benefits is its efficiency in reducing stress. Approximately 70 percent of disorders can be related to stress and nerve tension. As the body is encouraged to relax, other functions are also affected. Every part of the body receives its nerve supply direct from the spine. Abnormal tension leads to tightening of the muscles of the spine; thus nerves are affected, resulting in pain. When tension is relaxed, the muscles cease to contract. Blood vessels too are relaxed, reducing vascular constriction and allowing circulating to flow freely, thereby conducting the necessary oxygen and nutrients to all the body tissues and organs. This in turn helps cleanse the body of toxins and impurities.
The reflexology doesn’t heal – only the body heals. Reflexology helps to balance all the body systems, stimulating an underactive area and calming an overactive one. It is harmless to those areas functioning correctly.
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Health threatening dangers lurk around every corner in our modern environment: polluted land, air, and water, contaminated food and environment. Add to this the stress of our day-to-day lives – bad diet, attitudes and lifestyle and we have a potentially lethal cocktail designed to encourage disease. Most people wait until disease appears before seeking help but it is infinitely more sensible to listen to the body’s warning signals and take action early. In addition to caring for the body by eating more sensibly, exercising, calming the mind and body with relaxation and meditation techniques, the Footsies skin cleansing program can be of enormous benefit.