Cathy Allen, LPN, 920-370-0313
Reflexology: Specialized thumb and finger techniques are applied to the hands and feet. Reflexologists believe that these areas contain “reflex points,” or direct connections to specific organs and structures, throughout the body.
Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and/or hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. It is a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, such work can effect a positive physical change and health to the body.
What Can Reflexology Do Can Do for You?
- Improves energy levels
- Releases stress and tension
- Relaxes and rebalances the mind and body
- Supports the body’s own natural healing abilities
- Reduces chronic pain
- Assists recovery from injuries and illness
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves concentration
- Enhances better sleep
- Provides a feeling of well-being
- Reduces anxiety levels
Reflexology helps to promote relaxation, reduce depression, improve circulation, stimulate vital organs and encourage the body’s natural healing processes. It assists in the elimination of harmful toxins from the body while stimulating the production of natural chemicals in the brain. It can stimulate the saliva glands and tear ducts which are often suppressed as a result of drug treatment and can also help to regulate bowel function. Parkinson’s disease may be helped by reflexology, but it must be a long-term, regular course of treatment.
This natural, ancient, complimentary therapy has been practiced for 5000 thousand years. Applying pressure to the reflexes and pressure points in our feet sends messages to the correlating organs, glands and parts in our body. In-turn this benefits many people of all ages and health conditions and helps the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
A reclining chair works well for treatment and I have a portable graivity chair if you do not have a recliner.