Reflexology is a holistic healing practice that focuses on applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears known as reflex zones. It is based on the principle that these reflex zones correspond to different organs, glands, and systems in the body. By stimulating these reflex points, this ancient practice aims to promote balance, relaxation and health.
During a session, the trained practitioner at Beach House Day Spa applies firm pressure to specific areas using her hands, fingers, or thumb. The pressure applied to these reflex zones stimulates the flow of energy to restore harmony within the body.
Potential benefits of reflexology include:
- Reduce Stress: Reflexology is known to induce a deep state of relaxation, allowing the body to release tension and promoting a sense of calm.
- Alleviate Pain: Reflexology may provide relief from pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. It can be beneficial for conditions such as headaches, migraines, back pain, and musculoskeletal discomfort
- Improve Circulation: By applying pressure to reflex zones, reflexology can enhance blood and lymph circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues.
It’s important to note that it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, but rather as a complementary approach to support overall health and well-being.