Is Reflexology just a foot massage?



Reflexology Points on a HandNo. It’s a lot more than that. In fact, Reflexology treatments at Melbourne Natural Wellness also involve the ears and hands. Reflexology is an ancient holistic healing art dating back to Egyptian times. It is based on the principle that all areas and organs of your body are mapped onto your feet. Congestion or tension in a part of the foot may "mirror" congestion or tension in the corresponding body part. The feet contain over 7000 nerve endings and over one quarter of the body's bones. By applying a series of touch and pressure techniques to your feet, a reflexologist can help you regain a balanced state. Reflexology promotes the release of blocked energy and allows the body to detoxify, and relax – achieving balance.

Hand Reflexology uses a different technique to foot Reflexology due to the fact that the hands are very flexible and the pressure points are located deeper under the skin. Finally, ear Reflexology, while less well known, also involves the manipulation of pressure points on the ear that correspond with specific areas of the body.


Wide ranging benefits

Reflexology sessions can also help alleviate stress and illness symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, anxiety and digestive issues such as bloating. These symptoms can be immediately resolved.  Any changes to sleep patterns can also be normalized quite quickly through reflexology. During a treatment you experience deep relaxation and feelings of peace and calm.  

Reflexology points on the feet can also help:

Reflexology Points on Feet

  • Reduce pain 

  • Helps eliminate toxins

  • Enhance relaxation

  • Encourage restful sleep

  • Reduce psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression

  • Reduce headaches and migraines

  • The profound relaxation found in a reflexology session is a great stress reliever – and it has been well established that negative stress is a precursor to most disease.


Watch this quick video -Reflexology in action here – Caution this contains relaxing images and may cause you to feel good.

What does Reflexology involve?

Because Reflexology theory states that points on the hands, feet and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems, a practitioner will access these points during a Reflexology session to affect organs and systems throughout the body.

They may perform a general session or, if you are experiencing a particular problem, they may focus on specific areas of the feet, hands or ears.  

What to expect from a Reflexology Session

First, the therapist gently cleanses your feet. The treatment then begins with the application of specific pressure to each part of the foot, ears and hands. The treatment is very gentle and should not cause discomfort. At the end of the treatment your therapist will identify areas of concern they found in your body, and a tailored treatment plan will then be put in place for you.

They will then gently cleanse your feet and begin treatment with the application of specific pressure to different parts of the feet, ears and hands. The treatment is very gentle and should not cause discomfort. In fact, most people experience deep relaxation and feelings of peace and calm during and after a Reflexology session.

At the end of the treatment your Reflexologist will identify the areas of concern that they have found in your body and a tailored treatment plan will be created.



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