Reflexology is called therapeutic massage of hands and feet. Reflexology is not only relaxation therapy, but also preventive and supportive therapy to help improve blood circulation. In reflexology, massage is done on such parts of the hands and feet, where we feel relaxed by applying pressure. Let’s explore reflexology, how it works, and how you can benefit from it?


Hand reflexology chart


Reflexology is a type of therapy, in which pressure is applied near the hands, feet, and ears. Reflexology works on a theory that is related to the organs and systems of the body. People who use this technique are experts called reflexologists. This technique of giving pressure on certain parts of the body has many benefits for the body.



The benefits of reflexology are as follows:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Eases pain
  • Lifts the mood
  • Boosts Immune system
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Also protects against bacterial infection
  • Helps to heal sinus
  • Provides relief from back pain
  • Balances hormones
  • Enhances fertility
  • Repairs the digestive system
  • Cures Arthritis Pain
  • Along with resolving the nerve problem, it also provides relief in numbness



Reflexology Is A Traditional Chinese Therapy

The theory that is famous for reflexology in China, is believed that stress blocks the energy of the human body. This physical energy is called ‘qi’ in Chinese. When stress or anxiety disrupts physical energy, our body becomes ill. Reflexology helps this physical energy to flow smoothly. Due to which, diseases stay away from our body.

In this reflexology therapy, stress is relieved by giving pressure to various parts of the body. Chi theory believes that when the body or feet are massaged, there is a body-to-body touch from one person to another, thereby transferring the physical energy of one person to another.

Other Therapy

In the 1890s, a British scientist discovered that our nerves are connected to our skin and internal organs. By just touching, the nervous system of our body starts reacting to external factors. When a reflexologist touches the central nervous system of our body, the nervous system calms our body.

Apart from this, it has been said in the second theory that it is only through the brain that we get to know the pain in the body. At the same time, the brain itself is also the cause of mental pain i.e. stress and tension. Therefore, massage calms our brain and relieves stress.

There is a zone theory, which states that there are 10 vertical zones in our body. Hands and toes are related to each zone. If we put pressure on every zone, then all the parts of our body will be relaxed.


Foot reflexology chart



Reflexology sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes, but it also depends on the health of the expert, how long the therapy needs to be done. When you go to the reflexologist, he will first ask you to take off your shoes comfortably and sit on a therapy chair.

After this, he may analyze the soft and tense area of your feet and press them lightly at therapeutic points. This therapy is done with the help of essential oil or therapeutic lotion using some techniques. Balls, brushes, and wooden grainy rods (dowels) are used for this therapeutic procedure.



Reflexology is generally completely safe, but it may not work for some people. If you have any of the following problems, then you must talk to your reflexologist once:

  • Blood pooled in leg veins
  • Any problems with blood flow in the legs
  • Gout
  • Blisters on feet
  • Fungal infection in the feet, such as athlete’s foot
  • Injury in feet
  • Thyroid problem
  • Epilepsy
  • Low blood platelets or any blood-related problem, in which your skin starts bleeding or bleeding quickly.
  • If there is a pregnant woman, then she should visit the reflexologist once. Many times it happens during massage that such a world in the feet.

If there is a pregnant woman, then she should visit the reflexologist once. During the massage, many times it happens that pressure is given in such places in the feet, due to which the pregnant lady may have to face problems.

If you want to get a massage to reduce labor pain, then do it only after consulting a doctor. Because this sometimes increases the risk of premature birth. A baby can be born as early as nine months.

Now that you know about the procedure, technique, and benefits of reflexology, get started with this therapy at the Zenith Injury Relief and Wellness Clinic, which will boost your recovery from stress or any kind of injury.



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