To start, you may be finding yourself wondering what on earth is reflexology? Do not worry we will answer this question for you. Some other questions that are commonly asked are: How does it help people? What types of reflexology are there and what are the techniques used? It is an ancient and wonderful science that has been developed throughout the years to fully benefit the people receiving treatment.
Reflexology is another holistic way to relieve pain naturally from your body without the use of pharmaceutical medications.
What is Reflexology? How Does it Help?
Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying varying amounts of pressure to different areas of the body including the feet, hands, face and ears. It is believed that certain points in our bodies’ maps are connected to various organs and systems within our bodies. It is thought that reflexology helps the flow of qi through the body and unblocks anything restricting your qi.
It is believed that when there is an imbalance in your body, due to any number of things, it can lead to illness. It is the goal of people who practice reflexology to ensure that people receiving treatment are able to reduce potential factors that may induce illness and stress within their bodies.
What Types of Reflexology are there and what are the different techniques involved?
Traditionally, there are three core types of reflexology that are practiced. There is Foot Reflexology, Hand Reflexology and Face and Ear Reflexology. At Wholistic Training & Research Center, we offer a:
If you complete all 3 successfully you will earn a certificate as a Reflexologist. Let’s look a little bit more into the techniques used for each type of reflexology.
Who doesn’t love a foot rub? There are so many health benefits to having foot reflexology work done such as reduced pain, better sleep, and even treatment of mental health disorders. Common techniques include:
- Arch Rubs
- Heel Squeezes
- Foot Spreading
Our hands are so important in our day-to-day lives, that sometimes we forget that we need to take care of them as well. Some of the benefits of receiving hand reflexology treatments include stress relief, promotion of deep relaxation, and pain relief. Techniques that are used can include:
- Pinching of fingertips
- Inner wrist massage
- Massaging of the palm(s)
Having a reflexology treatment done for your ears and face can not only be incredibly relaxing but can help us more than we know. Some benefits include the release of muscular tension, improved circulation, and it can even make your skin look younger! Techniques that may be used include:
- Pulling and rubbing of ears
- Using circular outward movements on the face
- Petrissage involves compression of the muscle tissue in the face
Here at Wholistic Training, we offer courses specifically tailored to each type of natural reflexology like the ones mentioned previously.
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