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Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body. Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.

 

A typical treatment lasts upto 45 minutes to 60 minutes and starts with a consultation/discussion about your health and daily lifestyle. You are then asked to remove your shoes and sit relaxed in a chair or on a massage table. The reflexologist will assess the feet and then stimulates various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. The reflexologist then uses brisk movements to warm the feet up. Then pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.  

 

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.

 

Following health issues can be cured by reflexology

  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Spine Problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Digestive Disorders

 

Links:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflexology
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy-zUcmGMMo
  • http://www.reflexology-research.com/
  • http://www.reflexology.co.in/
  • http://dharamreflexology.com/
  • http://takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reflexology
  • http://altmedicine.about.com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/Reflexology.htm
  • http://www.dk.co.uk/static/cs/uk/11/features/reflexology/extract.html
  • http://reflexology.net/
  • http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/reflex.html
  • http://www.reflexology-usa.net/
  • http://www.skepdic.com/reflex.html
  • http://www.redmondreflexology.com/#axzz287dQz5gv
  • http://www.reflexology.org/
  • http://www.shenreflexology.com/
  • http://kenko.co.in/
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  • http://www.icr-reflexology.org/
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  • http://www.sanatansociety.org/ayurvedic_massage/indian_reflexology_marmas_shiatsu.htm