Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to points on the feet, hands, and areas on body
Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health.
Where are the reflexology points and areas
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones
Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body.
Maps of reflex points have been passed between practitioners across the globe. Understandably, there is not agreement among all reflexologists on all points; however, general agreement does exist on major reflex points. Some scientific documentation of linkages between the skin and internal organs also exists
Reflexologists use reflexology "maps." A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
Whatever, the reflexologist attempts to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body's energy.
What does reflexology relate to Acupuncture and Massage
Acupuncture: Reflexology is similar to acupuncture in that it works with the body's vital energy through the stimulation of points on
Massage: Massage and reflexology use touch but the approaches are very different. Massage is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, using specific techniques to relax the muscles
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body, using unique techniques such as thumb or finger walking and hook and backup to create a response throughout the body.
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