Foot Reflexology Chart
Hand and foot reflexology is an ancient technique, practiced by the Chinese and Egyptians thousands of years ago. It is a simple technique, performed by the act of applying pressure to specific areas of the hands and legs. The main objective is to provide relaxation, relieve pain and promote overall wellness.
The specific areas or reflex spots are marked out on hand and foot reflexology charts, which display the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Each point is mapped to a certain part or organ of the body. Reflexology works on the principle that by massaging a certain point of the hand or feet, it is also providing relief or healing to the corresponding organ of the body.
There are two common types of reflexology the Rhu Shu and the Ingham methods. The Rhu Shu is an Asian method which uses more pressure and employs the knuckles or small sticks in the massage or kneading. The Ingham method uses the thumbs and fingers in the massage. However both methods refer to basically the same reflexology concept.
Numerous types of reflexology charts are available. Color-coded reflexology charts employ color-coding to simplify the process of locating the corresponding massage areas. Reflexology also utilizes the Chinese Meridian energy line concept, which is often illustrated in the Chinese foot reflexology charts.
Reflexology charts come in various sizes and formats. They range from folding wallet or credit card sizes to notebook sizes. The rainbow coded foot reflexology chart is one of International Institute of Reflexology foot charts; it is color-coded by chakras (body-mind relationship).
Online hand and foot reflexology charts are mostly interactive. With the help of widgets, one can learn about the reflex spots, the corresponding organs and related possible ailments or pains. Similarly one can also learn from printable foot reflexology charts which are color-coded.