What is Foot Reflexology?
Foot reflexology is a form of Ancient Chinese medicine that can be traced to 3000 BC. While there are some forms of reflexology that target the hands, ears and other parts of the body, foot reflexology does as the name suggests—it focuses on the feet. Reflexology divides the body into ten zones, and each corresponds to the reflex areas on your feet. Stimulating these zones helps realign your Qi and spreads it throughout your body.
How Foot Reflexology Works
The nerve endings in your feet are vital to the health of your entire body. For example, in addition to the 14,000 reflexes between both feet, each foot contains over 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons as well as over 25 bones.
The beauty of it is that all of these parts work together to regulate your body’s central nervous system, which improves the flow of blood to your organs. Improved blood circulation encourages better oxygen flow which makes it easier for your body to rid itself of harmful toxins.
Benefits of Foot Reflexology
Reflexology has a beneficial effect on your health because the reflex areas in your feet influence your entire body. More specifically, the benefits of foot reflexology include:
- Improved blood circulation.
- Relief from colds.
- Healthier internal organs.
- Relief from postoperative pain and chemotherapy.
These are just a few of the many benefits that patients can expect to receive from a foot reflexology sessions at Treat Your Feet on Buford Hwy.
What to Expect from Your First Foot Reflexology Session
A typical visit can last for upwards of 30 minutes. You can enjoy a foot reflexology session seated or lying down, and there’s no need to remove your clothes. Experienced foot reflexology therapists at Treat Your Feet will first apprise you of what you can expect during a session, and before beginning your foot massage, will check your feet for cuts and sores.
If you’re suffering from a condition, for example, migraine or acid reflux, the reflexologist will pay special attention to the area of the feet that corresponds with your head and abdomen. Also, while reflexology is safe, it’s important to remember that it shouldn’t be administered to women in the early stages of pregnancy. Foot massages have the ability to induce contractions in expectant mothers, which is why only patients who have been cleared by their physicians or who are ready to deliver should consider reflexology treatments. If you’re a pregnant woman, consider getting a pregnancy massage.
Treating Feet Since 2011
Treat Your Feet embraces both Western science and ancient Eastern medicine. This integrated approach to therapy is evident in our foot massages. For instance, our foot massage patients are seated in custom made 9-foot leather lounge chairs imported directly from China. We also begin our foot massage sessions by soaking your feet for 10 minutes.
The result is that our foot massage sessions not only address your physical conditions but they leave you fully refreshed. We only use all-natural massage oils that are easy on the environment and safe on your skin. So give your feet the relief they need!