Reflexology | Reflexology Techniques Video

June 14, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Reflexology,Videos

Reflexology is an alternative medicine using the ancient art of physically applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. Reflexologists may use oil or lotion, or choose to do reflexology without the addition of oils or lotions. The foot has various zones that correlate to various parts of the body. The foot is divided by three areas from the toes to the head, which represent the upper body, torso and lower body. The foot is also divided in 10 columns running from the toes to the heel. These zones help identify the various trigger points that cause a reflex in the various parts of the body.

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Reflexologists believe that reflexology works by working with their fingers to stimulate pressure points on the foot that correspond to the various areas and organs in the body. Reflexology involves manipulating and improving health by influencing one’s qi.

Reflexology has its roots in Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. It is not broadly accepted by the medical community, however, it is increasing in popularity. One of the countries where Reflexology is used extensively is Denmark, where 20% of the population use reflexology.

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Reflexology was first introduced in the United States by William Fitzgerald, M.D. in 1913. Fitzgerald was an ear, nose and throat specialist. Fitzgerald observed that reflexology had an anesthetic effect on other areas of the body.

Euinice Ingham, a nurse and physiotherapist is credited for mapping the reflex zones on the feet, and renaming reflexology to be called Zone Therapy. however, most practitioners of reflexology have not adopted the term zone therapy. It seems the modern acceptance of ancient methodologies tends toward a drive to preserve the authenticity of the ancient arts.

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