Reflexology is an ancient, natural healing art, based on the principle that every part of the body is reflected in our feet and hands in a pattern that correspond to that portion part of the body. Reflexology is a pressure therapy that involves applying focused pressure to reflex points in our feet to improve circulation, increase energy and promoting specific bodily and muscular functions. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location. Reflexology is appropriate for all ages as well as for a variety of ailments. Reflexology is normally a very relaxing treatment and is enjoyed on a heated massage table with quiet music. Not only soothing to sore feet, it can benefit many other body aches and pains.
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