How does reflex massage work? What is it based on?
"Reflexology is gentle manipulation or pressing on certain parts of the foot to produce an effect elsewhere in the body."
Reflexology is based on the premise that there are certain points and zones in the body that are connected with specific organs through the energy field. By stimulating these so-called reflex points, the function and energy level of the organ involved can be influenced.
Reflex massage may be used in cases of energy disorders since it restarts the body’s own self-healing process, stimulates the blood and lymph node circulation, metabolism and detoxification, harmonizes function and effectively relieves stress.
Who is reflex massage recommended for?
Reflex massage may be used at any age and in just about every condition. In the healthy individual it is a condition evaluator, refresher, and good for prevention and stress relief while for the Patients, even though it does not replace medication therapy, it does increase its effectiveness by strengthening the immune system, stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanism, balancing the energy level and metabolism and relieves stress. Reflex massage is especially recommended in cases of metabolic, respiratory system and circulatory disorders and thyroid, digestive and excretion problems
What is the difference between reflex massage and foot massage?
Foot massage is actually a form of reflex massage. Reflexology maintains that the reflex points found on the foot, the hand and the ear cover the entire human body and that by manipulating these points the corresponding organs can be stimulated. Foot reflexology and foot massage are the most widespread.
When is reflexology not indicated?
Generally reflexology is not recommended in the event of fever, infection, acute inflammation, thrombosis or other serious vascular diseases or suspicion thereof, injury to or fungal infection of the foot. It is also not advised during pregnancy, especially not in high-risk cases.
What is the treatment process?
During your first visit your condition will be thoroughly evaluated, you will be asked some questions and, following the palpation of the reflex zones on your feet, a treatment plan will be set up, a chart of your feet prepared, the number of treatments recommended defined including the length of each and the reflex zones to be treated determined and marked. This treatment plan will be followed at each visit taking into consideration any improvement in your condition and your reaction to the treatments. The therapist will use gentle but firm circular movements switching between stronger and gentler pressure when massaging the reflex zones. In addition to the reflex zones, the organ zones involved will also be stimulated on every occasion