No matter where you are in your healing journey, there is always something you can do that will help you to feel better. Reflexology is a method of increasing blood flow and relieving pain by stimulating specific pressure points in the feet and hands. Reflexology is an interesting technique and something you can start to learn about right here, right now, right at home. Here is an excerpt on reflexology from my book, Kicking Sick:
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on the feet, based on the theory that there are reflex areas on the feet that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. According to the reflexology theory, every part of our body has a correlating point on the feet.
For instance, the tips of the toes reflect the head; the heart and chest are reflected around the ball of the foot; the liver, pancreas, and kidney correspond with points in the arch of the foot; and the lower back and intestines are represented in an area toward the heel. Reflexology can help relieve stress, tension headaches, arthritis, digestive issues, and sleep problems. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, and encourages overall healing.
If you want to get exploring right now, here is a chart for you to check out:
Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing, and many people’s bodies respond really well to it. While a reflexologist works only with your feet, you actually do feel the effects in your entire body, amazing as that sounds. They use brisk hand movements to warm up your feet, and then move seamlessly into a deep tissue foot mas- sage, pinpointing areas of the feet where they feel you need the most help. Divine!
The more in tune with my body I have gotten, the more I have seen the benefits of reflexology. It is amazing that if a part of your body aches, you can look at a reflexology map of your foot and match a specific place on your foot to the body area you struggle with. How cool is that?
When you are in the CC Club, and especially if you have areas of your body that need a little TLC, it can be very helpful to have a reflexologist focus on the areas of your feet that directly correspond to the part of the body affected by the ailment or illness you are dealing with. By targeting a specific area of the body directly, reflexology can speed up relief to the part of the body that is struggling. Plus, who doesn’t love a deep, luxurious foot rub? Just sayin’.