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An Introduction to Reflexology


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Reflexology, also known as zone therapy is an ancient holistic healing technique. The theory behind this alternative medicine is that through the application of pressure to the foot, the practitioner may effect specific reflex zones in the body, producing a reduction of stress and pain.Visit:

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  • 1. An Introduction toReflexology
  • 2. Reflexology, also known aszone therapy is an ancientholistic healing technique.
  • 3. The theory behind this alternativemedicine is that through theapplication of pressure to the foot,the practitioner may effect specificreflex zones in the body, producinga reduction of stress and pain.
  • 4. While much of reflexology as yet tobe scientifically validated, individualswho have received treatments swearby it, and insist that reflexology isresponsible for reducing imbalancesand blockages resulting from chronicillness.
  • 5. It is believed by practitioners ofreflexology (zone therapy) footmassage that through the use ofpressure to various parts of the foot,the related areas of the body, will bestimulated, anesthetized healed, andfavored with increased blood flow.
  • 6. Patients who have undergonereflexology say they prefer theseholistic massages to other formsof more invasive treatments.
  • 7. Reflexology is safe, non-invasive andwell reputed to effectively relieveand lower elements associated withdisease.
  • 8. Reflexology is based on principlesthat are not involved in traditionalmedicine. Although it has beenaround since the days of EarlyChina and Egypt, there is nothingproven that zone therapytreatments actually heal diseases
  • 9. Consequently, reflexologists willinform their patients to continue anyother treatments you receive as apatient and use reflexology footmassages as a supplemental form oftreatment rather than an alternativesolution
  • 10. Combining zone therapy treatmentswith medicinal treatments andtherapy may relieve pain andpromote a quicker healing process.
  • 11. For those who undergo reflexologytreatment, youll find that yoursession will result in the circulationof energy to the various cells ofyour body. Increased blood floweliminates any "blockage" tospecific organs
  • 12. It is thought that these blockagesare the source of pain and suffering.
  • 13. Although the application of zonetherapy will ultimately result in asubstantial reduction of pain and theresultant feeling of comfort andrelaxation, one should expect acertain amount of discomfortinitially.
  • 14. Once the detoxification processstarts during the reflexologytreatment, a patient can expectslight discomfort, a feeling ofnausea, emotional ups and downs,changes in your body temperature,dizziness, mood swings, anddrowsiness just to name a few.
  • 15. While these symptoms are notappealing, the resulting effectsinclude relaxation, stress reduction,relief of pain in various regions ofthe body, increase energy andstamina and productivity.
  • 16. Zone therapy foot massagesshould be received frequently tomaintain blood flow and reducepotential blockages throughoutthe body.
  • 17. As an alternative to frequent visits toa reflexologists, specialized sandalshave been created specifically forreflexology.
  • 18. The "fingers" of these reflexologysandals by the Japanese companyKenkoh, replicate the actions of areflexologists and can effectivelycontinue the process between sessions.
  • 19. You can find these sandalsonline at