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Do you know what massage therapy is? If you do not, it is a method used for therapeutic treatment to help relax your mind, body, and spirit. There are many benefits of incorporating this sort of treatment to your daily routine. Find out a number of the benefits by exploring the various types of massage therapy.
Reflexology utilizes the touch of both hands, palms, and foot to stimulate certain points of your feet. These points are thought to correspond to other parts of the body. For instance, the foot massage stimulates the nerves in the feet which correspond with other significant organs in the body like the brain, heart, lung, etc.. The touch of the foot massage promotes relaxation and helps eliminate pain. Reflexology can be used for more than just the relief of relaxation and pain though.
In addition to treating pain and relaxing the nerves, Reflexology also addresses other issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, blood flow problems, etc.. With regular treatments, the reflexologists can identify specific areas in the feet which correspond to stress and anxiety. Once identified, they apply gentle pressure to these reflex zones to help alleviate the problem. The massage therapist then helps the patient by applying additional pressure or performing specific alterations to help correct the problem.
Another method that Reflexology employs is the"zone concept".
Continue reading According to the zone theory, a person’s psychological state can be classified into seven zones. Each zone has a corresponding pain zone, called the annoyance zone. The irritation zone is thought to correlate with stress, anxiety, fear, anger, pain, depression, fatigue, sadness, and so on. By applying pressure directly to one of these pain zones, a patient is relieved of the stress, nervousness, or related problem.
Reflexology uses its treatment techniques in comparison to other psychological factors. For instance, a reflexologist may apply a pressure point stimulation to relieve the patient’s stress or nervousness. However, if the patient is suffering from depression, then the exact same pressure point would not be effective. The theory then goes that individuals have seven subconscious regions in their brains that correspond to a particular emotion or bodily condition. By applying pressure to these seven zones, a particular emotion or physical illness can be alleviated.
Many psychologists think that stress and pain can both be brought on by a lack of nutrients (mainly in the case of neuropathy patients) or a strong desire to avoid pain. Thus, they assert that a reflexology technique may help alleviate stress or pain by stimulating the brain with specific kinds of waves which are believed to trigger the pain receptors in the brain. The theory goes that by reducing pain, the individual is motivated to seek out further medical treatment which should reduce the incidence of esophageal and associated illnesses.
Many professional athletes use foot reflexology massage as part of their daily training. This helps them to overcome tension and improve their performance. In actuality, many athletes refer to it as’core strengthening’. Additionally, it relieves lower back pain and reduces anxiety, which is often experienced during competition time. Studies have shown that foot reflexology massage not only increases blood circulation to the muscles but also reduces pain-causing neurotransmitters. In fact, it’s been found that the effects of this technique can be felt up to three days following the session.
Reflexology is a safe, easy and effective technique that can be used by anybody in a relaxed environment. However, it is important to make certain that your therapist is certified by the American reflexology certification board. A certified reflexologist will be trained for at least 200 hours and will complete a minimum of six continuing education credits annually. This means that your therapist is well-trained and can execute a therapy that is acceptable for your needs without needing to spend money on further education.