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Reflexology Is The Art Of Massaging

May 24, 2008
Reflexology is the art of massaging, squeezing or pushing on parts of the feet in order to stimulate a positive effect on another area of the body.

The theory behind reflexology is the belief that there are certain areas on the feet and hands that connect to specific organs, glands and the rest of the body. The tips of the toes correspond with the head while the lower back and intestines are near the heel. A reflexologies or therapist that has a properly trained can find where the imbalances in your feet are related to the pain in your body by touching your foot.

Basically the practice of reflexology is easy to learn. With practice you can learn the benefits of how relaxing reflexology can be when it is applied. This pleasant feeling is appreciated even by otherwise healthy people.

Reflexology offers other benefits as well. A feeling of being more centered and feeling connected are two benefits. You will experience deeper sleep since reflexology soothes aches and pains, headaches and clears sinuses.

Reflexology isn't painful. The reflexologist works within your comfort zone. On areas that are tender, he will spend extra time putting pressure on these points to decrease soreness.

It's believed this technique transfers the body's flight or fight functioning to the more rest and repair feeling. Reflexology improves the relationship of nutrients within the body for healthier functioning. Your circulation of the blood and lymph are improved for better cleansing of the body's cells and toxins. Reflexology assists the body in healing itself.

Moreover, Reflexology has a lot of benefits of helping aging care like improve low white blood cell count and improve blood flow to the intestines including improve lower blood pressure, decreased pain and more control over balance. It also can decrease side effects of some drugs and improves high cholesterol symptom include fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms. By using the proper pressure points, it will help you to reduce cigarettes smoked or it may be better by leading you to giving up all cigarettes.

Other benefits include relief from stress-related conditions, digestive problems and arthritis. Insomnia, Kidney function, Hormone imbalances and sports injuries all benefit from the pressure of reflexology. PMS, constipation and back pain can be helped as well.

Reflexology promotes relaxation and reduces pain making it a popular alternative to therapy. It's used in post-operative and therapeutic care.

One third of cancer patients use reflexology to compliment therapy.

If you are looking for a reflexologist or a therapist, make sure you find the one that appropriate and well trained, experienced as well. They should have ability to analyze your health problem and present the effective of reflexology that suit your health. Proper and well training practitioners should studied anatomy of human and physiology and had experience on massage at minimum case studies 100 hours.

Treatments are from 45 minutes to an hour long and usually begin with a consultation. And then works into the therapy itself.

Reflexology is an art and a science combined to help the body heal itself.
About the Author
You can read additional massage remedies related articles on W.Anuai's Reflexology website. He's also publish new article about Reflexology Course on his website http://www.reflexology8.com
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