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What is Reflexology exactly? It's not just a foot massaging!

Mar 26

What is Reflexology exactly? It's not just a foot massaging!

There's so much to discover, but we'll just cover the basics in this article about reflexology.

What is reflexology and how does it work?

Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific reflex points on your foot. These reflex points correspond to the organs and parts of the body. Some ailments can be relieved by treatment.

Reflexology is one of the most common types of massage. The treatment is more than just a relaxing experience. It's about the purpose and practice of the massage. The treatment will include a number of movements such as kneading, pulling on toes, pushing down into the arch, and tracing around the heel.

Reflexology differs from foot massaging

These treatments might appear similar but there are key differences. Both can be helpful! You can choose between a foot or reflexology massage.

Massage therapy aims to relax the muscles and relieve tension. This can improve your overall health, well-being, and general health.

Reflexology, however, uses a targeted pressure-point massage to increase energy flow throughout the body. The treatment is often focused on the feet, but it could also include the hands or ears.

These treatments can offer many benefits. This leads us to the next question.

What are the potential benefits?

Reflexology can be used to treat anything, including headaches, sinus issues, stomach problems, and stomach problems. Sensitivity or tenderness when stimulation is applied to an area can indicate a weakness in the organ.

Reflexology can clear blocked energy channels by applying pressure repeatedly and manipulating the nerve endings. It purports to move blood, nutrients, and nerve impulses. This leads to better health and balance.

Other benefits possible:

  • Clear your body of toxins
  • You can boost your immune system
  • Increase circulation
  • Promote healing
  • Balance energy

What to Expect in the Spa

Okay, now you're ready to reserve a reflexology treatment. You need to be able to book a treatment, and also what it's like. We will take you through the entire process, so there are no surprises.

Before you go

A reflexology practitioner must understand the meridians and be certified in order to be effective.

Many spas offer massage therapy. Massage Mesa makes finding popular spas easy. Use our search tool for local spas, reviews, and book sessions online.

You may still have questions regarding the treatment. Let's address those.

What does a reflexology masseuse cost?

The prices for reflexology, like all spa treatments and massage therapy, will vary from spa to spa. However, prices are usually comparable to traditional massages. You can expect to spend anywhere from $40-90 on a 1-hour session and $30-50 on a 30-minute.

What is a session of reflexology?

The average treatment takes 30 minutes. However, it can take up to one hour. Your reflexologist can help you with issues such as constipation, headaches, and trouble sleeping.

You'll need to dress appropriately and be able to sit or lie down for the duration of the session. The therapist will massage, press on, and squeeze points on your feet. The therapist might concentrate on specific areas to relieve symptoms. So, for example, if you have trouble with your sinuses, the therapist will focus on your toes. However, the therapist may also focus on the foot as a whole to help strengthen the body's systems.

Important things to remember:

  • You should wait at least one hour after the treatment before you start to eat.
  • Pregnant women should not receive reflexology. You can opt for a prenatal masseuse instead.
  • Drink water right after the treatment in order to remove toxins from the body and lactic acid that has built up during the massage
  • A doctor should be consulted if you have problems with your feet, an injury, or a blood vessel condition that causes clots or varicose.

for more information about massage therapies, click this to find the right massage for you. Massage Mesa allows you to search for reflexology providers in your local area.

 

 

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