Introduction to Reflexology

Reflexology is an excellent way to reduce tension that may accumulate in specific areas of the body.

Reflexology – which dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China – is a touch therapy that is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

That said, the hands and feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. By applying specialised massage techniques to specific reflex points – using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – the aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve wellbeing. 

Reflexology can help to relieve anxiety and tension, encourage relaxation, improve mood and aid sleep, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges. 

While there are many practitioners specialising in reflexology, what’s great about reflexology is that like acupressure, it is a form of self-healing that you can use on yourself.

If you are sat at a desk in front of a computer for a substantial part of your day, the below video shows you how to do hand reflexology to ease tension in the neck, back and shoulders area.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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