Foot reflexology is the exerting of pressure on targeted areas of the feet (or hands) using the acupressure points found on a reflexology foot chart. It is based in the belief that reflex points on the soles of the feet correspond to the various organs and parts of the body.

For example, the inner edge of the foot has points relating to the spine and back, while the eyes, ears and sinuses are represented on the pads of the toes. Reflexologists believe that it is possible to restore health to the body by massaging these points.

Reflexology and Back Pain

Many people complain of back pain that ranges from small discomforts to chronic conditions. Mostly, this is not the result of injury or trauma. Less exercise, hard physical work and a generally sedentary lifestyle for many have contributed to the segments of the population who are virtually crippled with back problems. According to the World Health Organization, lower back pain is a leading cause of disability in the world.

The first step in addressing back problems through reflexology is to find a qualified reflexologist who will use specific techniques to exert deep pressure on the foot area corresponding with the specific back problem. This may be painful and several sessions may be required before the condition improves.

Sore points are often the most important ones to work on, since they represent places where energy is blocked. A gentle spa type massage is probably not going to help much, pleasant as it may be.

Reflexology and Stress

Stress is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer”. Stress is virtually considered as a normal condition in today’s society.

Reflexologists believe that a balance of mind-body-spirit is fundamental to well-being. Modern lifestyles tend to be more limited and extended families are no longer available to many. The positive effect of therapeutic touch is recognized as being important to a feeling of well-being.

A session with a reflexologist to alleviate stress is a drug-free, gentle way of reducing tension so act Now to easy out stress from your life!

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