The origin of reflexology has its roots in ancient Egypt around the year 2.330 B.c., according to some inscriptions found on the grave of a physician (a mastaba).
Reflexology is a science and holistic therapy. It is an ancient method of healing based on the concept that works on palms and soles reflex points that exist and correspond to every organ, gland and body part. It uses a compression technique using the thumb to make the connection between these points and areas of energy of the body reflexology is applicable to all systems of the body.
How does reflexology function:
Through energy zone -chi; pressure exercised upon points that have links to other parts of the body. Through your blood circulation at the level of improving capillary blood flow in the body. By releasing the tension from the body due to shareholders on the nervous system helps the body to react in a healthy manner to stimuli and stressors.
There is a relationship between neurological scientifically confirmed skin and organs. Problems and improvements in blood from the feet.
What does reflexology do:
Relieves stress and tension, it produces “deep” relaxation. Improves circulation and lymph flow. Creates a body to homeostasis which helps reassure or herself. Reduces pain in the legs and create better flexibility.
Eunice d. Ingham, the founder of the method of reflexology, wrote in an excerpt from his book as “… a means of reflexology is to balance circulation. We know that circulation means life. Stagnation means death. All that is around us and its vivid lies in motion. “
In a session of reflexology is to act on the deposit (made up of inorganic phosphorus, calcium or uric acid, lactic acid, or even pollutants out of the air, water or food, which could not be cleared from the lungs, liver, kidneys or skin) located in the small blood vessels of the extremities. These deposits are pushed from the nerve endings during the session of reflexology.
There are over 7,200 nerve endings in each foot. Nerve endings from the feet are linked, in turn, through the spine and brain, with all parts of the body.
Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found a study that people have felt about 40% less pain increasing and at the same time resistance to physical pain in 45% on average when you have used the method reflexology alternative pain improvement.
Such results can only indicate that the PC could be used in addition to conventional treatments for treating diseases involving physical pain, such as osteoarthritis, back pain and also some kinds of cancer.
Palms and soles are used in reflexology because as a small scale reflection. Soles and palms host a multitude of nerve endings. It is the perfect location — the patient feels safe and is not an invasive technique.