Feet reflexology is a form of body work that focuses mainly on the feet. This is mainly because of reflex points which are located in the feet that correspond with all the major organs of the body. For example the tips of the toes represent the head, the ball of the foot is the heart and chest and the heel is the low back and intestines.
Therapists believe that that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways. This is a relaxing massage and done by apply firm pressure to the reflexology points on the feet. Feet reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. It can be used to help stress, tension headaches, insomnia, sports injuries, and hormonal imbalances.
During this treatment you are fully clothed (minus your socks and shoes of course) and this treatment usually last between 45 minutes and an hour. The therapist will assess the feet and then stimulates various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. Then the therapist will uses brisk movements to warm the feet up, and then pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.
Lotion or oil can be used depending on your therapist and preferences. This treatment is not to be used instead of medical treatments and may be used on pregnant women as long as they receive the ok from their doctors before the treatment.
Normally this treatment will begin with a quick consultation about your health and lifestyle then you will move in the actual treatment. This treatment is wonderful at helping to balance the mind and the body. It may seem a little strange at first but it is extremely beneficial to your body.