Foot reflexology massage is a relaxing and therapeutic method for people with plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or those who have to do sports or standing work during the day. In the reflexology massage, therapist, foot, wrist massage apply. This will not only help alleviate toes pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and diffuse arthritis, but it can also reduce stress and worries in the entire body. In addition, various stretching movements may also be useful.
In the application of reflexology massage, firstly pressure is applied to the feet and the reactions given by the patient are measured. In this way, problematic areas on the patient's feet are identified and the type of massage to be applied is determined. There are points on the feet that send signals to each region of the body. Massage applied to the feet sends signals to various parts of the body to relieve both the feet and the whole body. Reflexology massage takes about 30 minutes on average.
What are the reflexology points and areas?
In reflexology theory, the points and areas on the feet, hands and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners apply massages to the feet and hand (lower, side and upper) and ears (both of which can reach the finger and come out) to affect all the organs and systems.
Reflexologists use reflexology "maps" to show how body systems correspond to each other. According to this map, each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
Left foot; The left side of the body and all organs there, the heart, etc. It works.
Right foot; It corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and for this reason the corresponding signal field is the right foot.
The reflexology specialist can focus on specific points on the feet, hands or ears to create a general or regional effect. For example, in situations where time is limited and one really needs to be relieved, reflexology specialists may choose to work on their ears.
Irrespective of the specific technique, reflexology theory is utilized by the practitioner to reduce the obstruction or stress in the nervous system and to balance the energy of the body.
How is reflexology applied?
In the reflexology massage, every organ in the body equates to a nerve tissue in the foot. In order to correct the general health of the patient, this point massage at the foot is applied to provide treatment, including internal organs.
The duration of the reflexology massage varies from 30 to 45 minutes on average. In addition, since Reflexology massage is specially made for everyone, everybody is differently applied. When the massage is planned, the point to be applied is decided considering the age of the patient, the type of the disease, and the physical and psychological health of the patient.
How is the reflexology massage done?
A good reflexology foot massage; It helps to alleviate many symptoms such as headache, insomnia, chronic fatigue, dizziness, as well as helping to cure the underlying cause of many internal diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease. High blood pressure is also one of the problems that are being treated with reflexology massage.
When appropriate reflexology techniques are used, you will experience one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. A proper foot massage is among the strongest stress treatments we have.
There are some basic elements in a suitable foot massage technique:
The hands and feet should be clean.
The massage must be applied firmly to prevent tickling of the feet.
The correct point massage should be applied to avoid pain.
Foot massage should start from ankles.
All ligaments and nerves along the ankle should be relaxed.
It should then be moved to the soles of the feet.