Reflexology is a form of foot massaging. There are what a reflexologist called, "points" in various parts of our feet which represent certain body parts and organs in our body. By applying pressure to these points in our feet, the corresponding areas or organ in our body will become healthy as a result. For example, when we have a sore throat, we can apply pressure to the area in our big toe just below the nail part. Rubbing action in this particular area will relieve our sore throat much quicker.
Most of us may wonder how does reflexology works? Normally when we are not feeling well, we will go to see the doctor and eat the prescribed medicine for a cure. If we have a headache, doctor will give us panadol to cure the pain in our head. In reflexology, the mechanism is quite unique in a way that it involved what the ancient Chinese known as the "qi" in our human body to regulate our health. When, for example we have a headache, the reflexologist will tell you that the area in your feet that correspond to your head might have some blockage. Pressure will then be applied in this particular area to promote circulation again and thus relieve your headache. The same applied to various areas in our body such as our eyes, ears, nose, throat, stomach, lungs, digestive tract, kidneys, urine tract, lymphatic glands and many more.
However, we must not take reflexology as a replacement for doctor's medical advice or as a cure for any kind of serious illnesses such as cancer, heart attack, diabetes etc as these conditions are what the reflexologist refers to as a bit late to apply reflexology as a cure. The reason is very simple, for example, cancer in the colon maybe due to long term accumulation of toxin in our digestive tract coupled with an unhealthy consumption of cancerous diet like over eating of acidic and processed food with low intake of fiber like fruits and vegetables to clean our digestive tract. The process may take years to happen. Reflexology may help in the earlier stages in the form of regulating the circulation in the digestive tract and promoting the removal of toxin by relieving any constipation etc. If these simple tasks of toxin removal are not done and cancerous cells starts to thrive in your digestive tract, then it might be a bit late to use reflexology as a treatment and the help of professional doctors will have to be seek instead.
The usual time period for one reflexology session is about one hour. This one hour is sufficient for the reflexologist to apply pressure to all the points in both your left and right foot. Pain felt in certain areas of your feet when pressure is applied by the reflexologist normally indicate that the part of your body is blocked or have a high accumulation of toxin there. For a start, if you have not done reflexology before, a good advice is to have 10 consecutive days of one hour session to rid any blockage of circulation and years of accumulation of unwanted toxin in the body. This will promote overall well being in your body and you will find that the sole of your feet become red as blood circulation is at its best! Even your cheeks will have a pinkish tone to it as a sign of optimum blood flow. One important tip is that we must drink at least two glasses of warm water during the reflexology session so that all the toxin can flow out from your body as the circulation starts when the blockage is cleared. Wear stockings over your massaged feet and not to wash your feet or consume any solid foot at least one hour after the session.
Other benefits include reflexology is said to help ladies get conceived for those who have been struggling to get pregnant over the years. Those who have lots of stress and panda eyes due to long hours of work and staring on computers may get relieves as well. Most importantly, reflexology or foot massage is a therapy that works well for us to get our health back.