What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is also known as a kind of holistic healing. Reflexology is supposed to help to restore this balance and promote natural health and vitality. Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that your feet and hands are linked to the function of vital organs in the body. There are several theories that seek to explain this.

Reflexology is performed by a practitioner who

is trained and educated in the use of zone therapy. It is said that a trained professional reflexologist may be able to detect subtle changes in the zones of the feet. Reflexology is different than massage. It is thought that reflexology works through nerve endings whereas massage is applied to the muscles and soft tissue of the body. Reflexology is poorly represented in scientific papers, with nothing published regarding reflexology and its effect upon PCOS. However patients who use reflexology report more regular periods, thicker hair on scalp and greater wellbeing.

Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. Reflexology is capable of inducing the Alpha State of Relaxation, which unclutters the mind and opens it to tranquility. It is the most serene level at which healing can effectively take place. Reflexology is a non-invasive touch therapy involving the application of specific types of pressure and manipulation to points and areas located on all parts of the feet. These are called reflexes and relate to the structures, internal organs and tissues of the body in such a way that the body can be mapped directly onto the feet.

Reflexology is a simple, natural and harmless way to health. It can be used to obtain relief from all kinds of conditions from general stress to specific disorders often where conventional treatment has failed. Reflexology is a centuries old healing art that shares its conceptual and philosophical roots with traditional Chinese acupuncture. Reflexology teaches that certain areas of the body - such as the hands or feet - contain pressure points (or reflex points) that correspond to points located throughout the entire body. Reflexology is a wonderful way to de-stress and re-energize.

Reflexology is typically fee-for-service. Insurance does not currently cover reflexology. Reflexology is a healing art that uses acupressure and massage on the feet, hands or ears to promote relaxation, alleviate pain, treat illness, and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Reflexology maps out reflex points on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to each part of the body. Reflexology is an art of healing that dates back to antiquity. Its practice is based on a principle where a specific internal organ is stimulated through flexing antother body part that directly corresponds to its function, for the purpose of promoting holistic health improvement.

Reflexology is the first stop in our quest for ways that we can help ourselves to be healthier. I like it most because it is one of the only totally non-invasive treatments available in either allopathic or alternative medicine. Reflexology is a great stress reducer. Secondly, even though many people are trying to eat organic or healthy foods, even those 'healthy' foods grown today are grown in soil conditions that are greatly depleted in basic minerals and nutrients compared to the days of our grandparents. Reflexology is not like going to the doctor where you take a problem to be fixed, whilst you don't understand what is going on or why. A reflexologist should keep you informed about what they are doing and why.

Reflexology is not new, it has its origins in ancient Egypt, China and India. There are drawings on the walls of a pyramid in Egypt showing people having their hands and feet 'worked'. Reflexology is a natural health approach to promote relaxation, increase circulation and balance the body's systems in a holistic manner. In her approach Stefanie focuses on the whole body. Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice.

Reflexology is done using a specific finger/thumb micro-stimulation technique of the pressure points of the feet or hands, following an individual consultation. This relaxes and opens up energy pathways, which revitalizes the body and supplies it with energy on all levels. Reflexology is slowly emerging from under the umbrella of massage therapy , but in some states you still need to be a licensed massage therapist to practice reflexology. Other states with massage laws make an exemption for reflexology.