Reflexology Massage Austin
Type of Reflexology Massage
Stress and stress-related conditions, Tension headaches and migraines, Digestive disorders, Arthritis, Insomnia, Hormonal imbalances, Sports injuries, Multiple sclerosis, Back pain
What is Reflexology Massage
The basic principle behind reflexology is that on the feet and hands there are certain points or "reflex areas" that are energetically related to different organs and body parts through the body's energy channels.
A reflexologist is said to eliminate energy blockages by applying pressure to reflex areas and to encourage health in the associated body area. Here are some examples of the reflex areas and associated body parts:
- The tips of the toes lead to the head
- The heart and lungs are round the football
- The heart, the pancreas and the rein are in the foot arch
- Lower back and intestines are to the heel
What Is a Typical Session Like?
A standard care lasts 30 to 60 minutes, and starts with a form of clinical history and health and lifestyle consultation. The reflexologist should use the knowledge to tailor the treatment accordingly.
You can then be told to remove your shoes and socks and sit in a reclining chair or on a massage table comfortably. The reflexologist should examine the feet to locate places of tenderness or discomfort and activate various points.
Massage and brisk exercises can be used to warm the hands and feet. Using reflexology techniques the finger or thumb pressure is then applied to the foot. Lotion or oil may be used, and instruments such as sticks, brushes, and dowels may also be used by the reflector.
Reflexology isn't actually regulated in the United States. It is likely that your health care professional will recommend a therapist. You will want to choose a therapist accredited by the American Reflexology Certification Board and who has at least 200 hours of education at a recognized institution.
What Sounds like Reflexology?
In the most part, the reflexology is considered to be really soothing.
Reflexology will not have a painful impact. When you feel nervous, tell the reflexologist. He or she is expected to work inside your comfort zone. Some areas may be tender or sore, and on those points the reflexologist may spend extra time. With strain, the soreness will diminish.
What am I going to feel afterwards?
After a reflexology session the majority of people feel calm and relaxed. Many may sometimes experience fatigue, sleepiness, and mood swings.
Potential side effects and health
Be sure to provide a complete and correct health history to the reflexologist. Consulting the primary care professional is also a safe idea before attempting something new like reflexology.
In people with diabetes, osteoarthritis (affecting the ankle or foot), circulatory disorders, active infections, gallstones, kidney stones, or other forms of cancer, reflexology may also not be sufficient. Pregnant women should stop talking about reflexology.