Reflexology is the rhythmic process of working on the hands and feet. The feet are worked on first by the therapist. The therapist rhythm creates a relaxing atmosphere. Then hands are worked on also.
Reflexology’s aim is to correct three negative factors involved in the disease process, such as congestion, inflammation, and tension. Congested conditions are responsible for bringing about growths; inflammatory conditions can cause colitis, bronchitis, or sinusitis; and tension is responsible for lowering the efficiency of the immune system.
Reflexology sessions are primarily intended to improve the body’s circulation and to assist the body in speeding up the elimination of waste products, so that toxins do not have a chance to build up to harmful levels in the liver, kidneys, or bowels. Reflexology can help to control the perception of pain by stimulating the release of endorphins-the body’s natural painkillers-from the pituitary gland in the brain into the bloodstream. Reflexology works best when used to treat the whole body, rather than specific conditions.
The therapy is applied over the clothes. The client should wear comfortable clothes, such as a t-shirt and shorts or sweats.