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 affect specific reflex zones in the body, producing a reduction of stress and pain.
While much of reflexology as yet to be scientifically validated, individuals who have received treatments swear by it, and insist that reflexology is responsible for reducing imbalances and blockages involved with chronic illness. Reflexology zone therapy massage is founded on the principle that specific zones on the feet have corresponding points that indirectly affect bodily organs and stimulates, heals and anesthetizes these organs with balancing blood circulation.
Many followers of reflexology prefer these holistic massages as an alternative to invasive forms of treatment. This safe and non-invasive treatment that massages certain points in the body to ease various ailments in symptoms relating to illness and disease. Reflexology is based on principles that are not involved in traditional medicine. Although it has been around since the days of Early China and Egypt, there has been nothing proven that zone therapy treatments actually heal diseases. Because of this, reflexologists will inform their patients to continue any other treatments you are receiving as a patient and use reflexology foot massages as a supplemental form of treatment rather than an alternative. Combining zone therapy treatments with medicinal treatments and therapy may relieve pain and promote a quicker healing process.
After your reflexology sessions, the vital energy within your body will circulate more balanced between every cell of the body. This increased blood flow eliminates blockages that to specific organs. These blockages and build up throughout the body are believed to be the cause for pain by holistic healers. With this reduction of pain patients will also experience comfort and relaxation but discomfort initially should also be expected. Once the detoxification process starts during the reflexology treatment, a patient can expect slight discomfort, a feeling of nausea, emotional ups and downs, changes in your body temperature, dizziness, mood swings, and drowsiness just to name a few. While these symptoms are not appealing, the result effects include relaxation, stress reduction, relief of pain in various regions of the body, increase energy and stamina and productivity.
Zone therapy foot massages should be received frequently to maintain blood flow and reduce potential blockages throughout the body. As an alternative to frequent visits to a reflexologists, specialized sandals have been created specifically for reflexology. The “fingers” of these reflexology sandals by the Japanese company Kenkoh, replicates the actions of a reflexologists and can effectively continue the process between sessions.