Foot Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet. Similar to acupuncture, foot reflexology is based on the theory that these specific points are connected to certain organs and internal body systems.
Trained therapists, called reflexologists, believe that applying pressure to these areas can restore energy and balance to an imbalanced body, and/or vital organs.
Most reflexology spas, called “Foot Spas”, in the United States are designed for relaxation purposes only, but in China, foot reflexology treatments are a part of everyday life where they are used as a form of medical evaluation and treatment, in addition to relaxation.
While traditional Foot Spas cannot “treat” ailments, Reflexology “Charts” can help you better understand how areas of discomfort on the feet are correlated to areas that the body is out of balance.
Many people swear by reflexology as a way to disconnect, relieve pain, and feel refreshed, but there are many benefits to reflexology.
- boost their immune system
- get over colds and bacterial infections
- clear up sinus issues
- recover from back problems
- correct hormonal imbalances
- boost fertility
- improve digestion
- ease arthritis pain