WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
The feet are a map in miniature of all organs, glands, and parts of the body. A balance is achieved by applying pressure to points on the feet and hands that correspond to every organ in the body. By pressing these “reflex points” a stimulation or sedation is implemented in the nerve pathways, linking the points to the corresponding organs.
The most therapeutically effective massage for the feet! Commence with a foot bath and exfoliation, moving into reflex points of the feet that correspond to every organ & gland in the body.
THE BENEFIT OF FOOT REFLEXOLOGY :
Reflexology can address anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues. If sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when an area is stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ.
With repeated pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy. It is said to do so through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses. This ultimately improves overall health and balance.
Foot reflexology may help with:
- Stress and relaxation
- Eye strain
- Improved sleep
- Cleanse the body of toxins
- Boost the immune system
- Increase circulation
- Promote healing
- Balance energy
HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY
Because reflexology is an ancient practice, its origin and history is difficult to track. However, reflexology is thought to have been passed down through an oral tradition, and possibly first recorded as a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330 BC along with other medical procedures. Reflexology symbols are thought to be recorded on the feet of statues of Buddha in India and later China.
- The Chinese classic, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which was written around 1,000 BC, has a chapter on “Examining Foot Method” and is the beginning of discussions in print about the connection of life force and points and areas on the feet.
- It is believed that Marco Polo translated a Chinese massage book into Italian in the 1300s, thus introducing reflexology and massage to Europe. In 1582, a book on an integral element of reflexology called zone therapy was first published in Europe by Dr. Adamus and Dr. A’tatis.
- In the United States, William H. Fitzgerald, MD, who is frequently referred to as the father of reflexology, wrote in 1917 about ten vertical zones that extended the length of the body. He found that the application of pressure to a zone that corresponded to the location of an injury could serve as relief of pain during minor surgeries.
- Dr. Fitzgerald’s work was expanded by Dr. Shelby Riley, who developed a map of horizontal zones going across the body and a detailed map of reflex points on the feet and hands. He also suggested pressure points on the outer ear.
- Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist who worked for Dr. Riley, is another prominent figure in the development of reflexology. In her research with zone therapy’s pressure points, she found the feet to be the most sensitive and responsive. She developed the foot maps and reflexology charts still in use today and introduced reflexology practices to the non-medical community in the 1930s.
- In 1957, Dr. Paul Nogier recorded a reflex map of points on the outer ear. His work has been expanded by Oleson and Flocco and is now being taught as part of an integrated approach to hand, ear and foot reflexology.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN LE SPA FOOT REFLEXOLOGY?
Foot Bath Exfoliation: The foot bath is filled with warm and essential oil, which not only relax your feet but also have aroma affect can help you mentally rejuvenate. you will soak your feet in the warm water while our therapist exfoliate the foot with natural product.
Foot Massage: the therapists apply the pressure to specific area based on the foot chart and focus on the entire reflexology sequences working from the toes to the foot. Our foot reflexology therapy combine various techniques to cover all the points on both feet. This will help to allows the nerve pathways and congestion to release and promotes the relaxation response for the entire body.
08/31 Black Street, Milton, Queensland, 4064
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