A famous Chinese proverb says “the smile comes from the feet.” Reflexology, a form of alternative medicine, is also based on this idea. All inflammatory diseases and processes in the body involve the accumulation of toxins, especially to the extremities of the body: soles and palms. Massaging them releases the tension from certain points and implicitly from the affected organs.
What is actually reflexology?
Reflexology is a localized massage, generally performed on the soles, palms and earlobes. It is a rather advanced technique, because regardless of the massaged area, a precise map of the key energy points must be followed. Basically, at an inch’s gap, the points of different organs can be found, which is why precision is essential.
When you want to talk to a reflexotherapist, he will first make a diagnosis and general analysis of your health. He will perform a generalized massage to see which points are the highest accumulations of toxins. The first reflexotherapy sessions are always painful, because touching key areas stimulates local circulation and nerves. Gradually, once the treatment progresses, pain and discomfort will diminish.
The actual therapy consists of massage sessions focused on problem areas. The reflex therapist will press the painful deer with a medium or high intensity to ease the dissolution of toxins, blood circulation and, implicitly, oxygenation of the tissues. Effects are forwarded to the body corresponding to that point. In addition to local pain that sometimes can be hard to bear, you will feel as if sand crystals melt under the fingers of the therapist.
Because reflexology works similar to a detox diet, you can also experience side effects such as headaches, dizziness, sometimes nausea or lack of energy. Although unpleasant during treatment, this therapy has beneficial effects. The duration of therapy depends on the number of conditions and their severity.
What diseases heals
Reflexology can cure whole body conditions. Successfully treat anemia by regulating the assimilation process of nutrients. At the digestive level it reduces constipation or diarrhea and can treat enterocolitis.
If the immune system is not strong enough to heal within two weeks, reflexology can be used for colds, flu, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinusitis or rhinitis. Calms headaches and migraines.
Many specialists in reflexology have obtained extremely good results in patients with reproductive problems: frigidity, stenosis, impotence. For women, reflexology can regulate hormonal imbalances following the presence of endocrine disorders.
In the skin, reflexology reduces cellulite and favors the elimination of excess water, as well as fat burning in case of obesity. There are also specific treatments for acne, psoriasis or dermatitis, diseases where the inflammation is severe and constant.
Other two recognized effects of reflexology are those on hemorrhoids, when the severity of the disease is not up, but also on rheumatism, whose evolution can be kept under control by reducing inflammation and blockages in the joints.
Who is not allowed to treat by reflexology
Reflexology is one of the most intensive alternative treatments and is therefore forbidden to certain categories of people. Pregnant women can not follow this treatment because they can favor spontaneous abortion. In addition, people at risk of haemorrhage or who have open varicose veins on the body should avoid this type of treatment.
Because massage is performed especially on the soles, but also on the palms or the lobe of the ear, reflexology can not be applied to people with open wounds or severe irritation in these areas.