Reflexology: A Powerful Complementary Therapy to Consider
Have you considered adding the modality of reflexology to your skill set? Reflexology is an acupressure technique that works by applying pressure to specific areas of the feet that correspond to neural pathways (or “zones” in zone therapy-based reflexology).
Reflexology is believed to have originated in China nearly 5000 years ago, and has been used to improve blood circulation, promote healing, reduce stress, and calm inflammation. Recent research indicates that reflexology does indeed seem to be effective helping the body regain its natural state of health, while a recent Swiss study indicated that patients receiving reflexology needed less pain medication.
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There are a variety of types of reflexology, including Ingham, Rwo Shur, Gentle Touch, Hot Stone, and Ayurvedic, Metamorphic, and Zoku Shin Do.
Check out this video on Hot Stone Reflexology from The Association of Reflexologists, and then read the blog from Guru of Reflexology.
“How Reflexology works has been much discussion previously, and even in recent years, about the working of Reflexology. The much talked theory which many ancient healers as well as modern Reflexology therapists advocate is that Reflexology cleanses the body of toxins and impurities which accumulate in nerve endings leading to many ailments. These toxic chemicals, in fact, obstruct the normal flow of energy to various organs and disturb the balance of the body.”
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