We’ve all experienced or heard of the really relaxing foot massages that take away all your problems and make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. The science behind this or reflexology is the process of applying gentle pressure to specific points on the hands and feet to help alleviate and reduce aches and pains in various organs of our body. Many experts also recommend regular foot and hand massages from a trained professional.
While reflexology is not advanced enough to cure diseases or ailments, it can be used as a complimentary treatment for most health conditions like anxiety, asthma, cardiovascular issues, headaches, PMS, and sinusitis.
Reflexology helps relieve stress in various organs by targeting the extremities of the nervous system present in the hands and feet. The pressure applied to specific points, sends signals to specific organs of the body via the central nervous system. Many experts or reflexologists also believe that this increases blood supply to these organs and helps them reach their optimal functionality.
The increased blood supply also cleans out toxins and waste from these organs.
Understand the body map on your hands:
The following image will help you understand how applying gentle pressure to specific points/areas on your hand can target specific organs of your body.
Health benefits of reflexology:
- Relieve Stress and tiredness
- Boost energy levels
- Better sleep
- Pain relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Release of toxins from the body
- Relief from migraines and headache
- Better flexibility and movement of joints