Reflexology stimulates reflexes in the feet to reduce stress and other ailments. It is a form of massage that can be extremely relaxing and beneficial for the overall wellness for someone. This treatment is executed by apply specific pressure to certain points on the feet and ankles. Although reflexology is strongly recommended for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis or other ankle and foot injuries this therapeutic treatment has been very beneficial to all patients, even if their pain is outside of the foot region.
How Reflexology works is that the massage therapist will apply specific amounts of pressure to precise points and regions on the feet or ankles. The belief behind this treatment is that these areas and points correlate to the body’s organs and internal systems. Applying pressure to these areas has favorable effect on the individual’s specific pains and overall wellness. An example of this would be if the patient is having issues with their kidneys, the reflexologist would apply pressure to the point that is affiliated with the kidney.
Reflexology has been found to help with people who experience anxiety, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS and sinusitis.