Thursday, 18 November 2010

Reflexology: Healing-Touch to Senses

Many theories but the approach we look at the nervous system as the explanation of the working of reflexology is pressure sensors in the feet and hands are a part of the body's reflexive response that makes possible reaction to danger. It is a zone therapy that is practise of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, the hands and the ears. Feet ready to flee and hands ready to fight communicate with the body's internal organs to make possible wither eventuality. This encourages a beneficial effect on other parts of the body to improve general health. The sudden adrenal surge that enables a person to lift a car is an example of this reaction. Reflexology taps into this reflex network, providing an exercise of pressure sensors and thus the internal organs to which they are inextricably tied.

Traditionally, Egypt way back to 2330 BCE, China 2704 BCE and Japan 690 CE points to ancient reflexology systems. The concept of treatment emerged in the 19th century based on research into the nervous system and reflex. Round the world and throughout history, the reflexology has been rediscovered and reinstated as a health practice time and time again by peoples around the globe seeking to deal with health concerns. While no direct evidence from ancient times has been discovered, the practice of foot and hand work in a variety of cultures, belief systems and historical periods speaks to reflexology for health as a universal concept.

It is easy to do reflexology along with doing other activities. Though it can be done practically anytime and anywhere, there should be consistency in tricks. This requires self help and family help as well as the guidance of practitioners. The practitioner can give you a quality signal to break up the pattern of stress but you and your family can provide the quantity to help break it up the stress patterns in your feet and hands. There are many impressive results across the country. Their secret seems to be that they do reflexology once a day for six days in two week segments. Then they review the results and do more segments as necessary.

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every part of the body. Through the application of pressure on particular areas of the hands or feet, reflexology is said to have benefits such as the relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation and promoting the natural function of the related area in the body, though there is some scepticism about such claims. Nonetheless, reflexology can release endorphins, and is pleasurable.

Put a foot roller under your desk or work your hands while waiting for the kids at school. Five minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in awhile. Be creative but be consistent. A well-conducted consultation enhances the treatment the personal follows reflexology, as a professional the practitioner understands his approach to treatment is of great importance and the treatment itself is part of the wider therapeutic encounter.


Reflexology is a comprehensive process available to human as the means of bringing the body back from a state of inability to a state of health. Five minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in awhile.