What is Reflexology?
In Reflexology, there are 12 main meridians in the body. All these channels, which run through the hands and feet, are interconnected with each other and are named to relate to a certain organ. Because the meridians are connected to specific organs, stimulating the points will activate the corresponding organ.
There are 7,200 nerve endings in each foot, which would explain why we feel so much better when our feet are worked on using Reflexology. Csilla Zakarias’ job as a Certified Ingham Method Reflexologist, is to relieve your stress and pain. All of your blood and nerve impulses travel through your feet and hands to the ends of your fingers and toes. Then turn around and go back to an organ, muscle, tendon or gland. When these blood and nerve impulses are congested in your hands or feet, Csilla works out the congestion and restores proper circulation by applying pressure on the reflex areas. Many physical or emotional health conditions can be helped by improving circulation and balancing your whole body. Reflexology is also a great way for the practitioner to access a specific area that is giving you trouble without touching the area.
Reflexology and Essential Oils:
When essential oils are applied with pressure to the reflex points, electrical impulses are released. These impulses carry the essential oils up the nerve pathway and into specific areas of the body. This in turn releases energy to support the systems of the body.
Reflexology and Emotional Healing:
Different organs hold different emotions. The liver and gallbladder are associated with anger, the heart and small intestine are associated with joy, the spleen and stomach are associated with over-thinking or pensiveness, the lungs and large intestine are associated with grief, and the kidney and bladder are associated with fear. If you ever face something that troubles your mind and triggers emotional disturbance, you will feel absolutely better after a reflexology session.
Reflexology and Cancer:
Reflexology is one of the most popular types of complementary therapy in the UK among people with cancer. When cancer patients face stress, fatigue, or nausea, they may turn to integrative therapies, such as reflexology, to help ease symptoms from chemotherapy and hormonal therapy treatments. Reflexology may be a good choice for patients who don’t want to be touched, or who can’t be touched or moved during treatment. Unlike massage, it involves only the feet, with no repositioning or undressing required.
Reflexology can help with:
- Coping with stress and anxiety
- Relieving pain
- Lifting your mood
- Overall well-being
- Boosting the immune system
- Fighting off colds and bacterial infections
- Reducing sinus problems
- Reducing back problems
- Changing hormonal imbalances
- Overcoming infertility
- Reducing digestive issues
- Reducing arthritic pain
- Reducing nerve tingling and numbness from cancer drugs