Reflexology is a popular form of alternative medicine that seeks to promote healing and offer patients relief from pain and body tension. This form of medicine is centred on the fact that specific points in the feet are inextricably linked to different parts of the body through the nerves.
Consequently, there is a direct link between these specific zones, known as reflexes, and the various body systems affected. For instance, in this practice, the left side of the body is linked to the left foot and vice versa. When you book a reflexology session at the clinic, the reflexologist will explain to you the benefits of the technique, their role and generally what you should expect.
Reflexology has numerous benefits.
Reflexology is slowly growing to be one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine because of the numerous benefits it offers. Research shows that the technique is an effective stress buster as it helps get rid of the negativity associated with stress. In addition to this, it allows patients to relax by soothing the mind and body.
Additional benefits of reflexology as an alternative therapy include improved blood circulation in the body and an overall reduction in pain and inflammation. So effective is the technique that it has been incorporated in the treatment of different diseases linked to stress. These include pain in the back, arthritis, menstrual cramps and injuries originating from different sports. It is also important to note, that not everyone who books a reflexology session is sick; a good number of these patients use this therapy to ensure body wellness.
Here's what to expect during your session, alongside the role of the reflexologist
Reflexology sessions typically last an hour, and will often start with a medical consultation. The reflexologist will ask questions about your general lifestyle and medical history. This is done to find out whether there are any medical disorders that need to be addressed. After this, you will be asked to remove your shoes and sit on the massage chair. The reflexologist will begin by studying your feet prior to the treatment.
Treatment then starts with the application of gentle pressure to specific points of the feet in order to warm them up. Usually, the reflexologist will adjust the pressure according to your needs. Note too, that specific zones of the feet are more sensitive than others, and this will generally depend on the specific part of the body that the reflex is connected to.
Most patients attest to feeling relaxed after the session. It is vital to note however, that depending on the condition for which one has sought treatment, the total number of sessions will vary from one individual to another. In order to ascertain the number of sessions, you will need to work hand in hand with the reflexologist come up with a treatment schedule. You will also be advised on some of the lifestyle changes that you need to make to enjoy the full benefits of reflexology therapy.
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