Subject: Reflexology

What? Reflexology is called zone therapy as it related to different organs and systems of the body. It is considered an alternative therapy. It differs from massage in manipulations and pressure. The foot is used the most out of all body parts. Stress is put on the foot and can build up after a time.

Why? It manipulates areas on hands and feet. Reflexology can be very beneficial when done correctly. The reflex points are based on the energy meridians and go with organs of the body. It is similar to acupressure. The right foot helps the organs on the right side of the body and the left foot helps organs on the left side of the body.

Where does it typically occur? Reflexology is the application of correct pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hand, and ears for that person. Sometimes the client will feel pain in different areas because congestion is present.

Who benefits from this? All people that need this type of treatment will benefit. Some other benefits are relaxing, relief of tension, and help with circulation. The therapist can adjust pressure to the area if it is uncomfortable.

When? Implications The reflexologist can target areas on the feet and hands. It helps to relieve tension and to also help with some illness. As an example there is a spot in the arch of the foot linked to the bladder. This can help with the way that organ functions.

What causes this? It helps problems with the feet and hands which brings a physical change to parts of the body. Certain points on the feet and hands correspond with body organs and systems in the body. Reflexology can help to decrease anxiety, headache relief, and PMS.

How? Solutions (Machines / Mechanical) There are tools that can be used to perform trigger point therapy. There are bars that are used on clients. Certain reclining chairs can be used with a type of foot massage built in. Some have heat and work on the pressure points on the feet.

How? Solutions (Non Mechanical) Hand methods are used to help certain conditions. Pressing on and stimulating areas affects organs, gland, and actually the entire body. There are also a variety of acupressure footwear that can be worn. Magnets may also be used to assist treatment.

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