Understanding The Benefits From The Practice Of Reflexology
Understanding The Benefits From The Practice Of Reflexology. What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a natural healing art. It is seeks to be harmless in its practice and it's intentions.
It is natural because it works with the natural functions of the body and can be beneficial to a person's well being. The purpose of reflexology is to reduce the emotional, physical and psychological stress and tension felt in the body.
When the body is relaxed it can revitalize and rejuvenate its functions. Reflexology can also be used to facilitate becoming more aware of one's own body. It is seen as a healing art because it combines self-awareness with therapeutic relaxation in order to gain optimal healthy bodily functioning.
Reflexology and the relaxed state that it brings to those who experience it has been associated with gaining deeper sleep, as well as relief from different aches and pains, and also relief from headaches and sinus congestion.
Reflexology is not a cure-all, but a therapy to go along with your other medical care. The usual place that reflexology is performed on is a person's feet.
It is believed by those who practice this art, that there are areas of the feet, hand and even the ears that correspond to other body parts and when a reflexology therapist applies pressure or massage to certain areas they stimulate the corresponding body part area, which will remove blockages that exist in the "energy area" of that body part.
This is not a diagnosing art and it cannot cure any medical condition that may be present in the body.
Practitioners of the art of reflexology believe that the therapy they do restores imbalances of the "life energy" or what is referred to as "Qi" of the body.
Although this is an art form that is not based in scientific fact, it has been time-tested as there is evidence that as far back as the times of the ancient Egyptians, reflexology was practiced.
One has to wonder at something that has held the interest of many individuals over many, many centuries.