Ratna Shah Reward Points : 16600 Member Since : Monday, April 07, 2008
Reflexology zone therapy is an alternative medicine method involving the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. Can we discuss more on this....
Posted On : 4/15/2009 3:08:59 AM
Umesh Upadhayay Reward Points : 31200 Member Since : Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Foot zone therapy is based on the premise that energy flows through the body in meridians from the brain to the feet. Every organ and cell has a representative point. On the foot, and when pressure is applied, the brain sends a signal to the corresponding part of the body to facilitate healing and restore balance. Temporary pain, defined also as a blockage of energy flow, is felt on areas of the foot which correspond to the affected organ or body part. When the pain is relieved or reduced, the healing process has begun. Positive and apparent results are felt almost immediately. Foot zone therapy dates back 5,000 years and was used in ancient China and India.
the history of reflexology can be traced from India, and than to Japan. In India, a painting of the Hindu god Vishnu was recovered. In one of the paintings of Vishnu s feet there are Sanskrit symbols in certain points that may actually reflect reflexology points. There is no absolute evidence that these points relate to human anatomy. However, the points are so exact that it could be beyond coincidence. eflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the organs and systems in the body. These points are worked on in specific manipulations that are generally pleasant and are done while you relax. Doing reflexology means more than working on your feet. It is actually working with the person, attempting to mobilize inner energies physical and mental in conflation in order to fight any imbalance in the system.
Posted On : 4/15/2009 5:32:45 AM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
In general terms the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body s equilibrium. Whether reflexology can benefit certain conditions and diseases in still under investigation. Further scientific study need to be done in order to come to some definite benefits of reflexology in regard to illness and disease. Reflexology is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help. Reflexology can be done practically anytime and anywhere. The trick is consistency. We have been impressed with the results from China. Their secret seems to be that they do reflexology once a day for six days in two week segments. Then they review the results and do more segments as necessary. This requires self help and family help as well as the guidance of practitioners. The practitioner can give you a quality signal to break up the pattern of stress but you and your family can provide the quantity to help break it up the stress patterns in your feet and hands. Build reflexology into your life. It is easy to do reflexology well doing other activities. Put a foot roller under your desk or work your hands while waiting for the kids at school. Be creative but be consistent. Five minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in awhile.
Reflexology as a scientific method relieve stress and tension, improve nerve, blood and lymphatic supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses, persuade the body to biologically correct itself and allow the body to reach homeostasis. Reflexology is a health practice without contradictions. This is a safe, effective and reliable process. It helps: To Stop further deterioration To Persuade the body to biologically correct itself. To Strengthen and reinforce all systems in the body To Continue the body s maintaining balance good health . .
Posted On : 4/15/2009 10:38:04 PM
Kiran Kabiraj Reward Points : 26500 Member Since : Tuesday, October 14, 2008
There are a variety of people doing reflexology from concerned parents to doctors . It is a useful tool for a variety of situations. Many professions have taken up reflexology from cosmetologists to nurses. Reflexology is now being introduced into hospitals and HMO s. It is even being considered for insurance reimbursement. There are full time professionals doing reflexology. We think the future looks bright for reflexology and the profession of reflexology. Reflexology sessions in general last from 30 minutes to an hour. It is a clothed session with only the removal of shoes and socks as a requirement. Some massage therapists add it as a part of a overall massage session so they will require the removal of additional clothing. Reflexologist will use a chair and at times a table. Some do use oil. However, this is a tool that is debated within the profession. Dry technique is common. Reflexologists use pressure, stretch and movement to work through the foot methodically. The whole foot should be worked in most circumstances. Both feet should be covered as well. The reflexologist should work within your comfort zone. Too much pressure can actually be harmful and could lead to injury. But personal preference is something you should communicate with your reflexologist. If you indicate that too much pressure is being used and the practitioner continues we suggest you stop the session. You should always have your wishes respected. Do not rely on a reflexologist for medical help. The reflexologist is limited to complementing medicine not replacing it. You should feel relaxation at the end of a session. How long that relaxation lasts is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the session. Make note of this. And tell your reflexologist your response to the session. This can be helpful information. Finally enjoy the session. Be careful that talking doesn t interfere with the relaxation effect.