By Ariana Watson
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that targets pressure points on the hands, feet and ears. It’s considered to be similar to other Eastern medicinal practices such as acupuncture, Reiki and massage.
Although the goal for all of these forms of bodywork is to relieve pain and remove energy blockages, they all work in their own individual ways. Below is a brief breakdown:
The feet, hands and ears are believed to be connected to the body’s internal organs. By applying pressure to these parts of the body, it’s believed to remove internal blockages, ease the “qi”, or life force and to bring relief to the targeted internal parts of the body.
Reflexologists rely on the knowledge that by applying pressure to certain parts of the feet, hands and ears can bring relief to the internal body.
It’s important to note that reflexology remains an alternative form of bodywork with effects that are still debatable. However, for those interested in this form of bodywork, below is a list of possible ailments this practice can help relieve.
Reflexology can aid in relieving:
Reflexology is designed to be a relaxing experience and many people have reported drifting in and out of sleep while in a session. Sessions are designed to be relaxing and non-invasive.
Below is a foot reflexology chart: