Reflexology is a zone therapy based on the science with the principle that there are relexes in the feet, (and hands), which correspond to all the glands, organs and parts of the human body. It correlates longitudinal zones which run from the reflex points of the feet up into the rest of the body. Through a method using specific thumb and finger pressure on these reflex areas of the feet, an increase of pressure and hence stimulation, on these reflex areas of the feet can increase energy flow along all of these corresponding zones.
It works very similarly to electricity if you can imagine us as an electrical system and this taps into energizing and clearing through these pathways to all parts of the body! Hence reflexology has very few contra-indications when used as it can reach every part of the body indirectly. Great for elderly or anyone conscious of wanting to remain clothed. It is incredibly effective due to over 7,200 nerve endings being in each foot!! How’s that for a complex “electrical” system to tap into! Instead of lactic acid knots that we get broken down through massage, there are uric acid “lumps” to work on and break down and flush out into the lymph system to be excreted.
This in turn allows the body to find it’s optimum health and balance again. Hence the importance of the foot massage at the end, a lot more stroke work than Reflexology!, to push the dis-lodged uric acid up to the closed lymph gland being the poplital gland behind the knee. Hence again a lot of water drinking after the treatment is beneficial. Pressure is adjusted to the client’s comfort.