Reflexology is a method of increasing blood flow& relieving pain by stimulating specific pressure points in the feet and hands. It is an interesting technique & something you can start to learn about right now, right at home. #Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on the feet, based on the theory that there are reflex areas on the feet that correspond to specific organs, glands, &other parts of the body. According to the reflexology theory, every part of our body has a correlating point on the feet.⠀
For instance, the tips of the toes reflect the head; the heart and chest are reflected around the ball of the foot; the liver, pancreas, &kidney correspond with points in the arch of the foot; & the lower back and intestines are represented in an area toward the heel. Reflexology can help relieve stress, tension headaches, arthritis, digestive issues, & sleep problems. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, & encourages healing.⠀
Most people find reflexology to be very relaxing, &many people’s bodies respond really well to it. While a reflexologist works only with your feet, you actually feel the effects in your entire body, amazing as that sounds. They use brisk hand movements to warm up your feet, & then move seamlessly into a deep tissue foot massage, pinpointing areas of the feet where they feel you need the most help. Divine!
The more in tune with my body I have gotten, the more I have seen the benefits of reflexology. It is amazing that if a part of your body aches, you can look at a reflexology map of your foot and match a specific place on your foot to the body area you struggle with. How cool is that?⠀
Best part? You can do it at home by using the map on my blog. By targeting a specific area of the body directly, reflexology can speed up relief to the part of the body that is struggling. Plus, who doesn’t love a deep, luxurious foot rub? Just sayin’. For the full excerpt from my book #KickingSick and a map for your use, head on over to my blog 💕