Reflexology is a gentle, natural, non-invasive ancient and scientific healing art, which is based on the idea that there are specific areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body. The physical act of applying pressure to these reflex points (nerve endings) by using specific thumb techniques, results in stress reduction, which promotes positive physiological changes in other areas of the body.
As we go about our daily lives, minute amounts of waste containing lactic acid, uric acid, calcium and various other by-products develop as the nervous system communicates with the body. When the body is overstressed these waste products build up and are carried along the nerve paths to the extremities. Here they settle in and cause blocked energy and circulation. When pressure is applied to the nerve endings (reflex areas) messages are transmitted to the brain through the nervous system and the body responds by working toward a biologically balanced state.
Reflexology’s primary function is to induce an optimal state of relaxation that leads to healing. It promotes the body’s marvelous ability to adjust and balance during times of stress.
Beyond relaxation, reflexology has been shown to:
Reduce tension and tightness
Promote balance in the body
Improve nerve functioning
Improve circulation / blood supply
Improve lymph drainage
Release toxins and impurities
Rejuvenate tired tissues / cells
Help to restore a proper fluid balance in the tissues
Build up the body’s immunity and resistance to disease
Clear emotional debris
Speed the elimination of waste products
Create an overall sense of well-being
Because reflexology promotes well-being it may also help to:
Control/decrease pain and improve comfort
Decrease soreness and healing time
Reduce swelling from injuries or illness
Improve skin tone
Relieve circulatory disorders
Relieve headaches and migraines
Relieve sinus problems
Relieve stomach and back aches
Lessen menstrual discomfort
Relieve digestive problems
The above lists are not all encompassing. Different results may be realized by each person. In general, reflexology persuades the body to balance and heal itself, encourages the end of further deterioration, strengthens and reinforces all systems in the body and promotes overall good health. Reflexology is used to complement traditional medicine. It is never meant to replace prescribed therapies and treatments. It is advisable to inform your medical doctor or other licensed health care professional that you will be receiving reflexology sessions if you have been diagnosed with any disease, injury or other physical or mental conditions.
DISCLAIMER - It is not recommended that you make radical dietary changes without first consulting with your physician. All Nutrition Programs are based on healthy eating schedules and the inclusion of whole food nutrition, including a clinically backed whole food supplement, Juice Plus. None of our programs at Healing Elements Holistics are a treatment for any disease. It is well understood that a better nourished body is capable of healing from a variety of ailments, your individual result will vary. If you require a diagnosis, we ask that you seek the guidance of a licensed physician. All participants are offered ongoing support, but are participating at their own risk.