Reflexology is also known as zone therapy. It involves massaging, holding, squeezing and pushing throughout the certain parts of the body, primarily the foot. In reflexology, certain areas of the foot are suspected to have beneficial effects throughout other areas of the body when massaged.
In reflexology there are pressure points on the feet that have direct correlation to the flow of energy through the body, including to your organs. When the flow of your life’s energy, or Qi (or more commonly, Ch’i), is flowing properly throughout all the organs in a balanced and fluid manner, then overall health and well being is present in the body.
For instance, there is one particular area in the foot, on which, when pressure is applied, it affects the functioning of the bladder. This is why this method is used to treat a number of medical conditions as a supplement to other treatments.
These conditions include
- Kidney Malfunctions
- Sciatic Pain
- Thyroid Disease
- Spleen and Pancrease Conditions
- Sinus Infections
- Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
Reflexology not only helps with such conditions, but it also aids in restoring one’s peace of mind, and harmony within oneself. A number of psychological issues that may take place in an individual such as stress and depression may be treated to a great extent with the help of reflexology, as it encourages one to relax completely.