Reflexology is a form of massage that is mostly done on the feet. Eastern medicine believes that there are specific areas on the feet and hands that correspond with certain organs, glands, and other parts of the body. There are certain spots on your feet that reflect different things. For example, the tip of your toes reflects your head. The heart and chest are close to or around the ball of your foot. The list goes on and on. So is it possible that foot reflexology helps more than just your feet? Can it improve heart health? Can it heal injured organs? Read more to find out.
Many people find foot reflexology to be a very relaxing experience. Reflexology massage shouldn’t be painful. Foot reflexology has been used by many to help with stress or stress-related conditions, tension headaches, digestive disorders, and even insomnia. Reflexology has also been used for post-operative or palliative care. Almost one-third of cancer patients have used reflexology as a complementary therapy.
Reflexology of course should not replace medical treatment. Foot reflexology massage has been known to induce labor so it is advised not to get a reflexology massage during pregnancy unless the goal is to induce labor. After the massage individuals may feel a little sleepy. Occasionally some people feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful, but this is rare. Don’t be alarmed of you do experience these after your massage. It is only temporary and is considered part of the healing process.
When choosing the right place to get a foot reflexology massage, the most important thing that you have to consider is the cleanliness of the facility. The therapists are working with bare feet one customer after another. It is very important that the massage facility have a strict program in place to ensure that the therapists and equipment are clean and sanitized. Unfortunately, most of the lower end Oriental massage parlors that many people go to leave cleanliness at the bottom of the priority list. Happy Head Massage sets the standard for cleanliness at Asian massage parlors. You can always be sure to get a great, clean massage at the Happy Head without the spa prices.