Most know reflexology as just a form of a relaxing foot massage. However, the applied technique of reflexology has an unlimited amount of health benefits that go far beyond a day at the spa.
Reflexology is the method of stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet that correspond to organs in the body. By pressing and massaging these points, energy begins to flow freely into the organs, easing discomfort and allowing the body to utilize its natural energy system to promote healing.
One of the most well known benefits of using reflexology is that it promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety, which is a great place to start when looking at mind and body health. There has even been scientific research using EEGs, a test that tracks and records electrical activity in the brain, which showed evidence in alpha and theta waves slowing to a more relaxed state during a treatment which lead to a decrease in blood pressure and overall symptoms of stress and anxiety. (more…)