Reflexology not the same as Foot Massage
Reflexology is not the same as foot massage!
We are not talking ‘Pulp Ficton’ here folks! You might remember those classic lines from that popular movie where John Travolta’s character discussed the prospects of providing an ‘innocent’ foot massage for his bosses wife. Massage in the right setting and context is indeed conducive to relaxation but reflexology offers a more specific therapeutic approach.
Some calming foot massage techniques are used during the treatment of reflexology but reflexology itself is the application of specific types of pressure to the parts of the feet that are shown to correspond with organs and systems of your entire body. Reflexology, when expertly used, has been shown to improve circulation, relieve tension and bring balance to body and mind.
Reflexology when expertly used, has been shown to improve circulation, relieve tension and bring balance to body and mind.
There is evidence of this type of treatment in ancient cultures (of Egypt and China for example) but the use of the term ‘reflexology’ is more associated with the work of Eunice Ingham who’s research continued on from the work of Dr. William Fitzgeralds ‘Zone Therapy’ in the early 1920’s. Eunice Ingham is known as the ‘mother of modern day reflexology’.
Would you like to learn more about reflexology and its many applications and benefits? I invite you to explore my additional articles provided via links below.
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During July and August I provide my specialist reflexology therapy services in Portugal’s sunny Algarve.
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