Improve Your Health with Reflexology

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Improve Your Health with Reflexology

There are as many different types and schools of massage and wellness practice as there are ailments of the body. One of the most ancient and enduring of these practices is reflexology. Centering on the feet and hands but corresponding to whole body wellness and relaxation, reflexology could be the right fit for you in terms of massage therapy and improved overall health. At RelaxZone, we have professional trained staff who are experts in a variety of massage and relaxation therapies, and who can fight the right treatment for you.

What is Reflexology?

The theory behind reflexology is similar to acupuncture. Different pressure points on the body correspond to other areas, and applying pressure to one area can positively affect its counterpoint. Whereas acupuncture uses tiny pins to stimulate the pressure points, a reflexologist uses their hands to give a gentler and deeper relaxation. A reflexologist follows a chart of pressure points, centering on the arch of the foot and the palm of the hand, and then spreading outwards to the toes or fingertips. For those interested in the benefits of pressure point oriented therapies, but are wary of an acupuncturists pins, reflexology can be the perfect solution for long term stress reduction and wellbeing.

Benefits of Reflexology on the Body and Mind

Any massage therapy can have long-lasting benefits on overall health. From decreasing joint and muscle pain, to reducing stress, massage therapy has proven medical benefits that can complement most ongoing exercise or treatment therapies. Reflexology in particular can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve memory and cognition
  • Improve anxiety and decrease depression
  • Reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches
  • Reducing overall pain
  • Increase relaxation and wellness
  • Be used as a complement to certain cancer treatments

Some more practical benefits of reflexology compared to other massage therapies is the localization of the treatment. If you want the overall benefits of massage but for any reason cannot have a full body treatment, reflexology can communicate the benefits of local pressure throughout your whole body. To get the most out of your reflexology treatment, it can be used in combination with other therapies or adjusted to suit your individual needs. Whether you engage in deep breathing exercises during the session, or request relaxing music be played, reflexology can be maximized for your unique case.

Our trained team of professional massage therapists can cater and tweak your treatment plan. Including reflexology in your overall health plan can have immense relaxation and health benefits. For more information about our reflexology and registered massage therapy, and to book a consultation with one of our practitioners, contact us today at RelaxZone.

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