Most of us work for a living. Some of us have the luxury of sitting in an office being surrounded by great people, and others are required to stand on their feet all day in positions like retail. Retail jobs can take a toll on your entire body, not just your feet. Standing all day wearing the wrong shoes can cause foot pain, but also pain in the back and shoulders if you’re constantly moving. Being in pain is not ideal, and Reflexology is suggested.
Your friends at Mahima Center specialize in Reflexology that can cure many symptoms but especially works well for those who work on their feet. Reflexology is a form of holistic bodywork that involves applying pressure to the feet to promote changes and benefits in other places of the body. In a Reflexology foot massage, healing is mainly forced around massaging the feet. Each foot and section of it represents a part of the body. The left foot represents the left part of the body while the right foot promotes health on the right.
How Does Reflexology work?
This history behind Reflexology includes the theory that there are specific points or reflect areas on the feet that are connected to certain organs and body parts through energy channels. The bottom half of the foot controls all of the body parts and organs below the waistline while the top half of the foot controls the organs at the upper part of the body. A Reflexologist will start the massage by applying pressure to the reflex areas to remove energy blockages and promote health in any problem areas.
Here is now certain reflex areas correspond with specific body parts:
- The heart and chest correspond with the ball of the foot
- The lower back and intestines correspond to the heel
- The tips of the topes correspond to the head
- The kidney and liver correspond to the arch of the foot
For those who work on their feet, Reflexology helps reduce pain, stress and helps balance the nervous system.
What Symptoms does Reflexology Cure?
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Foot pain
- Hormonal discrepancies
- Digestive problems
- Headaches and migraines
What is a Reflexology Session Like?
A typical Reflexology session lasts anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the patient’s current pain. Those who work on their feet experience stress, foot pain, and back pain, which allows the reflexologist to go in depth during their massage. A health form and consultation is usually given to the patient before a session to uncover any problem areas. You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks to sit comfortably on a massage table. A Mahima Center Reflexologist will assess the patient’s feet and start to stimulate various points of the feet. There are several different movements and massages the reflexologist will do depending on your symptoms including finger or thumb pressure. Some professionals may use lotion, oil or instruments such as brushes or balls.
In all, reflexology is the perfect solution for those who work on their feet every day. The procedure is also perfect for those looking for holistic pain relief in several parts of their body. The professionals at Mahima Center can assist in your next Reflexology appointment today.