It is said that the hands and feet are a microcosm of the human body.
In theory, if one works the different areas of the feet or hands, one is affecting the corresponding body parts, organs, and glands.
The art of reflexology is a method designed to bring the body back to a state of balance in a natural way, through stimulation of foot reflex points.
Feet are very sensitive. Each foot has 7200 nerve endings with extensive connections to all parts of the body.
Over time, pressure on the feet cause adjustments in the nervous system which can create an imbalance in the body.
Stimulating the reflex points through the simple act of touch causes the entire body to respond.
Using alternating amounts of pressure activates the body's innate healing ability.
Problems tend to show up in the feet first, before manifesting in the body.
Working the feet through reflexology is preventive healthcare.
There are numerous benefits from the ancient healing art of reflexology:
creates deep relaxation
calms and comforts
restores mental clarity
revitalizes the body
releases energy blocks
helps with the elimination of toxins
bolsters the immune system
works to balance the whole person