Reflexology is one of the many types of massages that we offer at Moonstone Massage, but not everyone really understands what it is. So, let’s get to know a bit more about reflexology so you can see if it is right for you.
What is reflexology?
The roots of reflexology can be traced back to ancient times in both Egypt and China. It is a holistic therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points of the feet that are thought to connect to the entire body. Targeting these points triggers specific nerves that affect other parts of your body via meridians, or lines of energy. This practice is used to address imbalances in your body that can lead to tension, pain, and a variety of health problems.
What are its benefits?
Reflexology treatment has a number of benefits and it can be used to treat various different ailments. Let’s look at some of the key benefits.
Improves circulation – As with all kinds of massage, the stimulation of a specific area helps to stimulate blood flow around the body. This has a number of benefits, including delivering more oxygen to recovering muscles and speeding up the removal of toxins from your bloodstream.
Relaxation – Reflexology also helps to promote relaxation and reduce stress. The results are like a full body massage, despite only focusing on your feet, and is a very soothing and relaxing process. These relaxing effects can also help you sleep better at night.
Reduces pain – Blockages along your body’s meridians is thought to be the cause of pain and even illness, so stimulating these energy lines helps to reduce the amount of pain you are feeling. Massaging the nerve endings involved in reflexology also helps to promote the body’s self-healing ability to help you recover from injury and illness.
Who should get reflexology?
Reflexology is beneficial to all kinds of people. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just a tough gym session, reflexology can help to ease your pain and speed up the recovery process. It is also an effective treatment for anyone who suffers from headaches or migraines on a regular basis, helping to ease this pain and reduce any tension that might be causing them in the first place.
People who suffer from anxiety or sleep problems can also benefit from the relaxation and stress reducing benefits of reflexology. It is even used as a supplementary treatment for cancer patients, helping to ease their pain and reduce side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy, including nausea and vomiting.
If reflexology sounds right for you, then you can get in touch with us to book your appointment. Whether it’s your first massage or you’re a regular, come and visit us in Winston Salem, NC.