Reflexology is a form of massage involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger and/or hand techniques with or without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on the system of zones that reflect the image of the body in the feet and hands with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body in the attempt to being the body into harmony.
The system of zones or reflex areas divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five in the left. The idea is that manipulation on these areas activates the flow of qi and improves health and one’s own qi. Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
It is more common to work on the feet but hand reflexology can also be utilised.
Some benefits can be obtained through a reflexology treatment.
These may include:
increase of energy levels
alleviation of mental stress
release of mood-lifting
improvement of circulation
aid of body detoxification