Are you tired of the constant headaches you have each day?
Does your anxiety level escalate when you think about the disease you are suffering from?
Is your diabetes a constant source of stress for you? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then a good reflexology session might be what you need to chase off all the pain, and what could be better than availing our amazing reflexology session in South Tampa?
If the term sounds too alien to you then the article below will tell you in what ways can reflexology be of benefit to you and thus helping you in making up your mind about reflexology.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology can be best defined as the use of suitable pressure to particular points and regions of the body such as feet, hands, or ears as each of these areas or reflex points represent various body parts and systems.
Reflexology produces a positive impact on the corresponding body organs or systems and in this way improves the overall health status of a person.
One thing you should keep in mind is that reflexology is not used as a diagnostic tool rather people use it side by side with the actual treatment of a health problem e.g. Cancer, respiratory disorders, anxiety, cardiac diseases, diabetes, renal disorders, headaches and sinus issues, In short, reflexology both as complementary treatment and as disease prevention means is gaining popularity all across the globe.
What is the location of the reflexology points and areas?
These areas are found on the feet, hands and ears representing particular body parts. A reflexologist would first locate these points; next press them appropriately in order to produce an effect on the body.
To make this process easy maps of reflex areas or points are available to the assistance of reflexologists, with most of the reflexologists having a consensus on the exact location of the chief reflex points.
Reflexologists use these maps to show the association between body systems/organs and these reflex areas. For instance a person’s foot corresponds to the vertical half of that side of the person’s body e.g. left foot would represent left side, similarly right foot would represent right side of the body.
Following a combined session, depending upon the time frame the reflexologist chooses to tackle a particular health issue, like if there is not enough time he may target only the ears to help patient relax quickly, the wisdom that operates behind these methods in known only to the reflexologists which they employ in the maintenance of a healthy balance among various systems of the body.
Relationship between reflexology and other therapies: Why should you prefer reflexology?
Acupuncture and acupressure vs reflexology:
The main mechanism of working is almost the same behind these three, as they focus on body’s major energy via the stimulation of specific points in body. The points for application of pressure for reflexology and acupuncture may however differ.
Reflexology and acupressure as mentioned above work on the same reflex therapy principles as they work on areas on one part of the body to produce an effect of other parts of the body.
But there lies a major difference reflexology uses reflexes that are in an arranged sequence just like the shape of the human body on the feet, hands, and ears, while acupressure on the other hand utilizes almost eight hundred discrete reflex points present along long fine energy lines known as meridians running the length of the whole body.
Massage: Many people mix reflexology with massage, as both use the touch sense to heal, but in methodology they are both quite different. Massage is a muscle relaxation technique; it is basically a systematic soft tissue manipulation process by the use of various methods like stroking, kneading, tapping or friction.
A simpler explanation of the striking differences between the two is that massage works from the outside to the inside, with its various techniques manipulating muscles or skin for the sake of relaxation or tension release, reflexology on the other hand works from inside to outside by the stimulation of nervous system for serving the same purpose as massage i.e. tension release.
Set up your Reflexology Session in South Tampa
If you would like to try this in the comfort of our Hyde Park location, then give us a call at 813-254-4777 and ask to set up an appointment with our Licensed Massage Therapist Marilyn. She is very well-versed in reflexology and can help you feel better! Call 813-254-4777.