Our hands and feet are connected through nerve strings with the rest of our body. There is a concept called reflexology. It’s basically knowing the different spots can lead to healing properties.
This concept can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilizations, though it was popularized in the United States in the early 1900s when various doctors and physiotherapists began to study the extent of nerve cells in the hands and feet. Reflexology is a completely safe and natural way for you to enhance the quality of your life. Using massage therapy techniques to stimulate nerves (mostly in the palm of your hand and bottom of your foot), that branch off to different organs and glands in your body.
There are a surprising amount of ways reflexology can help you live a healthier and happier life, for example, it can help alleviate headaches, cold symptoms, stress, and many other daily inconveniences (more detailed listing below) all through a simple massage.
How Does Reflexology Work?
For the best results in reflexology, you have to find which nerves need stimulating.You do this by matching your ailment up with the right zones on your hands and feet. You canapply pressure on the corresponding zone, once you have found it.
The pressure, spread among the many nerve endings (there are more than 7000 on one foot alone), opens up pathways of energy that may have been congested. For sensational value, you can use oils and lotions, but they’re said to interfere with the direct nerve stimulation.
According to several medical studies, the circulation techniques used in reflexology can help in the following ways:
- Reduction of anxiety and stress build-up;
- Increasing relaxation and clarity;
- Encouraging efficient distribution of nutrients and oxygen through the body;
- Relaxing sore and tired muscles.