Reflex points in the feet correspond to areas of the anatomy and to glands and organs in the body. Massage of these reflex points stimulates the respective areas and organs, improving circulation and promoting the functions of the related areas. The effect of a Foot Reflexology Massage is deeply relaxing, yet also vitalizing and detoxifying, and relief in acute or chronic conditions may be experienced.
The therapeutic effects of foot massage have been known globally since ancient times. Scenes of different types of foot treatment have been found in pharaonic Egypt, and there is evidence of it’s understanding in the ancient cultures of China and India.
It was in the 1900’s that Foot Reflexology Massage was developed as a Treatment Method in America and Europe by doctors and complementary therapists. Since then, reflexology has enjoyed an ever-increasing recognition in holistic medicine.
The different foot charts that have been developed by the various schools of Foot Reflexology are based on empirical findings and experience. They might look different, but they vary very little in content, which shows the world-wide consent on the principles of Foot Reflexology.
Reflex points in the feet correspond to areas of the anatomy, and to glands and organs in the body. Massage of these reflex points of the feet stimulate the respective areas and organs within the body, improving circulation and promoting the functions of the related areas.
Although there are many different theories, there is not yet any scientific explanation that satisfactorily explains how massage of the feet can influence the body functions. But there is sufficient proof of its beneficial effects in the daily experience: you may feel relaxed and vitalized, and relief in acute or chronic conditions may be experienced.
A Foot Reflexology Massage takes about 45 – 60 mins and you might want some rest afterwards. A slight aggravation of symptoms may occur in the first day after treatment. This is a sign of detoxification in process and will ease with a hot bath and some rest.
Regular treatment sessions are recommended to benefit from long term positive effects of Reflexology such as increased immunity, better health and a general sense of well-being.
One immediate effect can be promised, though: you will feel as if walking on clouds!