This is just a hand chart but there are other locations often utilized by reflexologists like ears, feet, and knees
Contributed By Helen Chin Lui, Owner of The Healing Place in Medfield, MA
Reflexology – How You Will Benefit.
• Brings balance to normalize the body’s organs, glands, and other functions of the body.
• Reduces stress and promotes relaxation.
• Improves blood circulation.
• Assists in managing chronic pain.
• Promotes circulation and assists in the removal of toxins.
• Is a complimentary and integrative tool to allopathic and homeopathic practice.
• Can be a preventative modality.
• Increases a sense of well being.
• Encourages the body to release and expel toxins.
Everyone needs Reflexology!!
For Relaxation! If you have never had a reflexology session, the relaxation that comes from a healing session is absolutely incredible. After a one hour session, some clients feel as though they had an entire night of sleep. Chances are good your spine, back and head will feel less stress and tense.
Stress reliever! If you were stressed before you came in for a reflexology session, you will leave feeling relaxed; and, in most cases, your worries will be less intensified. How this does happen? One of the wonders of reflexology is that by working the reflexes for all of the organs, endocrine, spine and back reflexes, endorphins are created and somehow the stress just melts away. Most clients fall asleep during a healing session. Before you know it, many good nights’ sleep will be within your grasp.
Move those toxins! If you have been experiencing heartburn, digestion and constipation (the three big no-no). Reflexology will support all three by filtering (liver, spleen and kidney) and eliminating organs (intestines) and encourage the elimination of toxins.
Build up your immunity! So when that cold or virus bug comes looking for you…with regular reflexology there is a good chance that the bug will bypass you. If you have a strong immunity foundation, you will have more of chance to fight off pathogens that find their way into your body.
A feeling of well being! We swear that reflexology helps to quiet the brain and eliminate the constant worries. After a session, everyone loves the way they feel: balanced and peaceful. Who doesn’t want to feel balanced and well? Reflexology will help keep all of your bodily and mental facilities in check.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a science and an art. Reflex points on the feet, hands, and ears represent the body in miniature. The nerve pathways in each foot create an electro-chemical flow that communicates with the entire nervous system. The principal of reflexology is that reflex points and areas, meridian pathways, and chakra regions connect with a specific organ, gland or body part. Through the application of pressure using specific thumb and finger techniques, reflexology works with the peripheral nervous system and encourages the body to relax. Reflexology promotes the reduction of stress, reinforcing the body’s ability to stay healthy and vital. This preventative modality encourages wellness through empowerment, education, relaxation, and homeostasis.
If you have never experienced reflexology before, be sure to check out our Reflexology FAQ’s.
The Healing Place offers the following Reflexology Therapies -
Foot Reflexology Session – This deep relaxing foot reflexology is administered by applying thumb and finger pressure to specific points on the feet. Each specific point corresponds to an internal organ, gland, tissue or other structure. This stress relieving therapy promotes the alpha state of relaxation, which in turn improves circulation and restores balance, enabling the body to heal itself.
Hand Reflexology Session – This is a relaxing hand therapy that can be administered alone or be given in conjunction with a foot reflexology session. Hand reflexology is administered by applying thumb and finger pressure to specific points on the hand. Each specific point corresponds to an internal organ and other structure of the body and allows for the release of energy blocks and toxic build-up.
Ear Reflexology Session – This is an extremely relaxing therapy. Each ear contains a complete reflex map of the body, rich with nerve endings and multiple connectors to the central nervous system. Ear Reflexology is based on zones and points in the ears which relate to energy centers known as a meridian. The shape of the body is projected into the ear. The head is located in the ear lobe while the legs are located at the opposite end. Ear reflexology is administered by applying thumb and first finger working on the outside of the ears from the lobe to the top of the ear.
Digestive Disorder session – This is a very effective therapy. This protocol includes working the reflexes for the liver, spleen, kidney, gastrointestinal, esophagus, large and small intestine and colon. By working the reflexology intestinal reflexes in the direction of peristalsis can help move contents through the gastrointestinal tract. Reflexology promotes the harmonious contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm resulting in a rhythmical massage of the abdominal organs. Reflexology also helps to release muscular and emotional tension, both of which can severely hamper the digestive process. Reflexology also can unblock congested energy, promoting a free flow of energy through all channels so that the digestive process from the mouth to the anus can work effectively. Most importantly, it stimulates the energy pathways to allow the digestive system to work optimally (as reflexology does for all bodily systems).
Fertility Reflexology Session – This protocol includes fertility reflexology supports and conscious conception. The endocrine and reproductive systems are emphasized with attention to creating balance. Sessions can be used as a complement to assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as IVF, IUI, and ICSI. It is recommended that male partners also participate in fertility reflexology to aid in sperm and testosterone production and to create balance and harmony in the body. Reflexology will also help to lessen the stress and anxiety associated with conceiving.
Hormonal Balancing Reflexology Session -This healing protocol includes hormonal balancing reflexology treatment has been helpful to women who suffer from PMS; heavy, painful and irregular menstrual cycles; and hormonal fluctuations. By stimulating the endocrine and reproductive glands, this treatment has in many cases eased tension and reduced or eliminated the “hot flashes” associated with menopause. For men, the hormonal balancing reflexology treatments help increase testosterone levels by stimulating the endocrine and reproductive glands reflexes. Pain Relief Reflexology Session – This healing protocol includes foot reflexology that encourages the body to produce the painkiller chemical “endorphins” and to interrupt the pain cycle through the application of pressure on the feet and/or hands. This treatment emphasizes working with the nervous system to help reduce pain and inflammation resulting from different forms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc.
Weight Management Reflexology Session – This healing protocol includes foot reflexology with an emphasis on the endocrine glands. The goal is to promote balanced hormone secretion in order to boost the body’s natural weight loss capabilities and encourage appropriate diet.
“Mommy and Baby” Reflexology Service – If your baby is having problems with either sleeping, digestive or respiratory, bring your baby with you to your next Reflexology session. A little Reflexology will help you and your baby to feel better soon. Our baby sessions are short and we will work on the points of the feet to help your baby to find relief from his or her discomforts. Most likely your baby will nod off into a peaceful sleep. While your baby is sleeping we will work on mommy to help her to balance the energy in all of her organs, glands and address any hormonal issues.
Have Migraine Headaches? Tips how to find Relief – For those who suffer from migraines headaches, it can be debilitating. Sometimes the headaches are unrelenting and the pain can last for days and even weeks. To help clients to find relief of the pain, the Healing Place has made a thirteen minute video (below) on how to relax the body and quiet the headache through some simple Reflexology techniques and using light pressing on pressure points on the head, face, jaw and neck to relieve tension and pain.