What is the purpose of reflexology?
Reflexology is a therapeutic manual practice based on the stimulation of reflex points located on different parts of the body. We find different specialties such as: plantar reflexology (for the feet), palmar reflexology (for the hands), auricular reflexology (for the ears) and even facial reflexology (for the face). The main advantage of reflexology is that it activates the regeneration process of the strokes. It also helps to drain toxins and relieve some pain while relaxing at the same time.
Reflexology: How does it work?
This discipline is divided into different bases, the hand, the foot, the ear and the face are a mapping of the whole body. This mapping of the body would be made up of “reflex zones”, these zones are associated with a specific organ of the body. The association between the reflex zone and the corresponding body part would be through the pressure points exerted during the massage.
By manually massaging the areas on the ears, feet, hands or face, this would act on the part of the body linked to the chosen area. Reflexology is divided into four specialties:
Facial reflexology (head)
The face is a primordial reflexogenic zone. It is the part of the body where all your senses are present. It can thus relieve headaches and migraines very quickly.
Reflexology could stimulate nerves in various parts of the body, and cause the production of endorphins or increase the flow of lymph in the body, mechanisms that could explain its effectiveness.
Ear reflexology (ears)
It is based on massaging the ears, which would contain pressure points that can relax or soothe the body. Ear reflexology is effective in relieving certain pains and addictions, such as smoking for example.
Palmar reflexology (hands)
It consists in massaging the hands by stimulating the reflex points of this one. The hand would be, like the foot, a reflection of our body and massaging the hand would activate reflex points. The hand is also one of the parts of the stroke that has the greatest concentration of nerves per square centimeter in the body.
Plantar reflexology (feet)
This is the type of reflexology most often performed. The foot being seen as a miniature representation of the body where each point corresponds to a part of the body. The two sides of the foot are to be taken into account and they each relieve a part of the body and the main organs in general (kidney, spleen, liver, lungs).