Foot Reflexology Massage
If the benefits of foot massage are understood and it can be administered with the full knowledge of foot reflexology massage the modern man does not have to go to the doctor for small aches and pains and does not have to pop in pills and tablets which normally come with side effects. These side effects are not beneficial to the body and in fact necessitate further treatment.
To those who swear by allopathy, reflexology can be used as in conjunction with medicine. Before you try foot reflexology you should educate yourself about how foot reflexology works. In the sole of the foot and the palm of the hand are located the nerve endings that emanate from the various internal organs of the body.
When there is an obstruction in the flow of energy along the longitudinal pathways the symptoms are pain and discomfort. Medicines may not provide complete relief as the blockages may go briefly and then make a triumphant return to trouble you more. Frequent intake of medicine may be harmful in the long run and there is the danger of side effects.
Foot reflexology massage chart will be beneficial to the extent that you will become aware of the pressure points that are present on the sole of the feet. A foot massage video will help you learn how to become a foot reflexology massager.
To become an effective foot reflexology massager you need to have firm thumbs and fingers.
You don't want to do foot massage and then end up with sore thumbs and fingers. A few hand strengthening exercises will help you to become strong enough to self-administer a healing reflexology massage. By studying videos and diagrams and reading about reflexology massage you can learn to become a good foot reflexology massager.
Foot Reflexology is the practice of act of applying pressure to certain spots on the feet that are directly linked to other parts of the body, organs, bone, muscles and much more. It is believed that approximately ninety percent of health problems are related to stress and tension. Reducing this stress or tension restoring the body to a state of balance also known as homeostasis. This aids the body to become greater able to deal with illness or disease such as diabetes, constipation, edema, insomnia, neuropathy and high blood pressure.
The feet houses to more then seventy thousand nerves. And each reflects every area of the body, from head to toe. Reflexology divides the body into ten energies zone, with each zone having a direct line to one or both feet. Each one of these zone has a specific spot or reflex area on the foot.
Foot reflexology massages not only help stimulates this nerve impulse but also loosen sore muscles, improve circulation and relieves pain. During this session tender or stress areas may be found. By specifically targeting these reflex points, the reflexology practitioner can focalize onto corresponding part of the body. There are, for example specific areas for the heart, liver, kidney, brain, eyes, ears and spine.
The exact process is unknown. But many believe that applying pressure and the massaging the appropriate nerve, sends a signal to the brain, which in turn relays the message to the matching body parts. It is also postulated that these pressure points stimulate energy pathways in the body to enhance vital energy flow.
A reflexology regimen is best suited as a preventive measure to maintain the body's ability for natural healing. This is a holistic approach which may allow your immune system to work better as a result of lessen stress.
However, it is not a stand-alone treatment. Proper diet and exercise are equally important in optimal well being. Reflexologies do not treat or diagnose disease, but is well-suited to be part of the regular doctor's treatment or healing program.