Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology
Face Body Spirit
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Your feet are made up of 26 bones, 11 muscles and over 7,000 nerve endings. During your session, reflex points of the feet are stimulated to provide benefits to all systems of the body. Results include improved blood supply, increased vitality, and deep relaxation. Warm herbal compresses are used to soothe the feet and assist in the release of toxins.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology uses ancient techniques and diagrams from traditional Chinese medicine based on the principles that there are reflexes in the feet that relate to every organ, gland, or part of the body. By applying pressure to these points, reflexology is an effective tool to promote wellness and has proven to increase circulation.
This therapeutic method of foot massage is an effective tool in promoting wellness, relieving stress, and enhancing your overall mood. Research has also shown that reflexology improves circulation, increasing the oxygen and nutrients delivered to your tissues and lymph system and helping to carry the cellular waste away.
This improved circulation may reduce muscle tension and pain as well as swelling from injuries, surgeries, or illness. And your immune function, mental well-being, and general health all are improved.
Essentially, reflexology affects every cell in the body—creating a positive sensory impact that supports the body’s ability to function and heal and allows the body to relax and rebalance.
Specific Ways Reflexology Improves Health and Well-being
• Nerve Function:
As our bodies age, nerve endings become less sensitive in our body and particularly our extremities. Reflexology has been associated with stimulating more than 7,000 different nerve endings in a single 1-hour session, thereby increasing nerve functions and reactivity. Opening and cleaning out neural pathways helps to improve functionality and improves toxicity levels within the body. Like muscles, neural pathways need to be worked occasionally to maintain efficiency!
• Energy Levels:
By aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body. If you need a boost in energy or are always feeling sluggish, a reflexology session can help to re-energize your body and mind.
One of the most well-known and verified benefits of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively. This means more oxygen reaches vital organ systems, optimizing their functioning, and further increasing the metabolism. This also results in faster healing and re-growth of damaged cells.
Reflexology can flood your neural pathways with relaxation–inducing a state of tranquility within your body and mind, resulting in a reduction of stress. Stress reduction from reflexology therapy is commonly associated with curing sleep disorders because reflexology helps your body relax back to a more balanced state and the healthy Circadian rhythm needed for sufficient sleep.
• Toxin Removal:
Reflexology therapy stimulates the energy and blood systems within the body helping to eliminate toxins and other foreign substances. Eliminating toxicity and increasing blood circulation results in improved organ functions and reduction of issues such as bladder and urinary tract issues, thereby protecting the body from various health conditions associated with compromised organ systems.
• Nervous System Stimulation:
The open neural pathways can benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways, not only will our brain be able to handle the inputs more effectively, thereby speeding up our cognitive powers, but our physical reactions will be faster, our memory will be boosted, and generally, our entire brain will simply work better and faster.
• Migraines and Headaches:
Reflexology is often used by many people seeking to eliminate pains. Reflexology can reduce the severity of migraines and headaches by increasing blood flow and relieving tension in the muscles. Headaches induced by stress can also be eliminated since stress and psychological factors often manifest in the physical symptoms of a migraine.
• Speeds Up Healing:
With a combination of increased nerve activity promoting circulation, as well as promoting balanced functioning of the metabolism, it means that cells regenerate faster resulting in the healing of wounds. The pain-relieving qualities of reflexology help patients to feel better faster while aiding in faster recovery.
• Cancer Relief:
Reflexology is not directly attributed to curing cancer. However, reflexology is known for easing the side effects of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy by improving sleep, reducing anxiety and reducing chemo-associated vomiting, indigestion, and other issues that chemo patients may commonly experience.
• Pregnancy and Menstruation:
Studies show that reflexology can be beneficial for pregnant women, particularly in terms of labor lengths and their need for analgesics during labor and postpartum recovery time. Reflexology can reduce the chances of postpartum depression by improving mood. It may also help a woman’s body heal itself faster and get back to its normal metabolic activity quickly, as it increases blood circulation.
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