Reflexotherapy is not considered medicine. But, it allows to preserve and restore the physical or moral well-being. Each foot has 7200 nerve endings that represent the organs and cells of the body. A manual manipulation carried out on each of these points makes it possible to reach the organ or cell in discomfort.
What is reflexotherapy?
Chinese medicine considers the feet as a miniature representation of the human body. They were mapped by the physiognomist Eunice Ingham in the 1930s. Each point on the map corresponds perfectly to an organ of the body. These points are called “reflex zones”. To discover and treat a diseased organ, the reflexologist applies pressure to the reflex zone. It acts on the nervous system. The pressure applied is sent and processed by the brain. Then, the effect goes down to the organ concerned. On the other hand, it is necessary to specify that reflexotherapy does not treat a disease strictly speaking. It prevents and relieves the evils of everyday life. Reflexotherapy rectifies physical dysfunctions. It rebalances the vital functions, it improves blood circulation, it relieves nervous tensions, it drains blood and lymphatic circulation, it brings relaxation and relaxation. In addition to the physical benefits, reflexotherapy has psychic virtues. Massage promotes relaxation. Reflexotherapy allows you to relax and unwind. In addition, you should know that each organ is linked to an emotion, a feeling. When the reflexologist puts pressure on the reflex zone, it helps to fight a negative feeling such as anxiety, anguish or depression. So, generally, physical and psychological problems are treated in a mixed way. Moreover, it may be that some physical pain is due to negative energy charges.
What are the indications for reflexotherapy?
When should reflexotherapy be used and in which cases is it contraindicated? Reflexotherapy is the solution to many health and wellness problems. You can consult a reflexologist as soon as you don’t feel well and you don’t even know the source of the problem. But, you can also call upon this professional to help you recover from an illness. Please note, however, that reflexotherapy is just a complementary way to help the results of medicine. There are many benefits of reflexotherapy. Reflexotherapy strengthens your natural defenses to better protect you from viruses and bacteria responsible for many diseases. Thus, it helps the body to heal itself. It ensures a better circulation of energies and thus helps to balance the body. It purifies the body to eliminate toxins and fats that are at the root of many health problems such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, reflexotherapy improves blood circulation. It relieves various ailments such as headaches and menstrual pain. It alleviates bone problems such as sciatica, lumbago and rheumatism. Finally, it relieves accumulated tension and negative emotions. Reflexotherapy helps to fight nervousness and stress.
What are the contraindications of reflexotherapy?
Reflexotherapy seems to be an ultimate solution for various ailments, but there are some contraindications. The goal is to reduce the risks that this practice can have. It is not recommended when you have wounds, irritations, inflammations or traumas on your feet. Then, reflexotherapy is not recommended in certain cases such as serious circulatory problems, diabetes and recent heart disease. Finally, if you don’t like contact on your feet, it is best to avoid reflex therapy. If you do, the benefits of the practice are negated.
How does a reflexotherapy session take place?
Start by choosing your reflexologist and making an appointment. After a brief discussion with the patient to introduce him/her to the principle, functioning and benefits of reflexotherapy, the professional establishes contact with the feet. He or she begins with a relaxing massage, because you need to be totally relaxed to benefit from the virtues of reflexotherapy. Thus, the patient must settle comfortably with the lumbar vertebrae flat, the spine straight, the shoulders, hips and neck clear, the knees wedged with a cushion or a rolled towel. The goal is to avoid blockages and allow you to relax completely to accommodate the effects of the foot massage. In addition, the reflexologist can begin the actual massage. The area of the diaphragm between the stomach and the solar plexus is massaged. This soothes the breathing. How do you know if a part of the body is sick? When the reflexologist applies pressure on the reflex zone, you feel a more or less intense pain in the associated organ. The reflex zone contains waste products responsible for this pain. The practitioner will then massage and knead this zone to evacuate toxins from these nerve endings. It takes 3 to 5 sessions to get a long-lasting result. The reflexologist always ends each session with a effleurage for a relaxed effect. You come out of it relaxed, with less muscular tension and less mental pressure.