Reflexology is an alternative medicine which involves the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.Unlike most massage therapies there is no oil or lotion used.s without the use of oil or lotion.Its based on reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to all of the organs, glands, and parts of the body.Like acupuncture, its considered a pseudoscience. There is no convincing evidence that reflexology is effective for any medical condition.
The reflexology treatments of today are based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence in ancient drawings of some form of foot and hand therapy being practiced in China as long ago as 4,000 B.C. and in many tombs in ancient Egypt, this is also depicted. Also, North American Indians are known to have practiced a form of foot therapy for many hundreds of years.
The true origin of this powerful therapy is hard to pinpoint, sufficient to say that it has been around for centuries and has helped thousands of people as has acupuncture.
The benefits of reflexology are numerous and include its ability to stimulate nerve function, boost circulation, increase energy, induce a deep state of total relaxation, the elimination of toxins, to stimulate the central nervous system, the prevention of headaches and migraines, and also treat urinary tract conditions.Reflexology can also speed up recovery after an injury or surgery, it can help with sleep disorders, and relieves the effects of depression and pain.
Many people who use wheelchairs suffer from foot pain as well. Having a stroll every day allows people to stretch the Achilles tendon that runs up the back of the leg.If you are sat in a wheelchair all day it can cause the Achilles tendon to shorten which places the foot in a constant state of extension.Wheelchair users can develop plantar flexion, which is a condition where the Achilles tendon shortens because you are sitting all the time. An extended foot massage can help relieve some of this pain.
LIke all massage therapies, the benefit of human touch is paramount and this alone can help someone feel better.
Where can I get a reflexology treatment in London?