What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet & hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body. At Alternatives in Health Care’s Detox Therapy Spa, you will soak your feet in a basin of warm water which contains different sized marbles, which helps stimulate reflexology points before anyone ever touches you! Next we rub on an all natural exfoliating sugar scrub. Now we do a good old fashioned foot and ankle rub, making sure that we hit all of the reflexology points in your feet. The finale is an application of an aromatherapy blend of ground lavender, sage, and other anti-viral, anti-bacterial ingredients that make up our own foot powder.
How is the reflexology technique applied?
Understanding how the reflexology technique works requires a basic understanding of the nervous system. When pressure is applied to the feet, this pressure generates a signal which travels through the peripheral nervous system to the central nervous system. It is then processed in various regions of the brain. After that, the sensation is relayed to the organs of the body, where the necessary adjustments in allocation of resources are made. After all this has occurred, a response is made and sent out to the motor system. That message is then sent forward and used to adjust overall tension level or tone of the body.
Where is the reflexology technique applied?
The reflexology technique is applied to the feet and hands, as every pressure point on the feet and hands is thought to correspond to some part of the body, including organ systems, limbs and torso.
The feet and hands are a mirror of the body, and Reflexologists can use their knowledge to break down patterns of stress and pain throughout the body.
Reflexology also pertains to the head and ears. Here at Alternatives in Health Care Detox Therapy Spa we deal primarily with the hands and feet.
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