What is the Foot Reflexology?

Reflexology is a holistic therapy that involves applying pressure and stimulation to specific points -the nerve endings- of the feet and hands that correspond to various parts of the body. This technique provides a deep sense of relaxation.

The History of Reflexology

While there is no adequate evidence of the precise history of reflexology, its roots can be traced back to ancient China, ancient Egypt, and ancient Greece. Modern reflexology is attributed to a physical therapist, named Eunice Ingham, who extensively researched this technique in the 1930s.

What Is Reflexology Used For?

This therapy examines physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental factors, based on the principle that the body needs to be balanced at all levels to achieve harmony and wellness. Reflexology has mapped specific reflex points on the feet, palms, hands, ears, etc., which correspond to different “channels” of the body. Applying pressure to these points can help alleviate symptoms caused by health issues.

What are the benefits of Reflexology?

Reflexology can effectively assist with the following health issues:

  • ● Headaches and migraines
  • ● Allergies – Asthma
  • ● Skin issues
  • ● Anxiety – Insomnia
  • ● Musculoskeletal problems
  • ● Menstrual pain
  • ● Fatigue – Burnout
  • ● Spinal problems

Through this treatment, we achieve relief from anxiety and fatigue, promoting harmony by stimulating the body’s forces through foot reflexes. The body relaxes, leading to improved bodily functions, and releasing the body’s healing powers.

How Does Reflexology Work?

Reflexology is a therapeutic practice based on the idea that all parts of our body are interconnected by energy (chi) flowing through 10 channels or meridians. Reflexologists believe that when this energy encounters “blockages” and doesn’t flow freely, for example, in situations of stress, tension, etc., it can lead to health problems.

The pressure, which is applied to specific points on the palms or soles, aims to release this “blocked” energy, allowing a state of equilibrium or physical balance to emerge.

At Physiomed, our specialized staff provides therapeutic care to patients, applying appropriate pressures. These pressures help relieve tension, enhance self-awareness and improve the health of our individuals.