Fancy A Foot Rub?
you suffering from lack of sleep, muscular aches and pains, stress, is
it that time of the month, or perhaps you have hay fever or eczema? The
best treatment for your condition could simply be a foot rub!
before you have your poor husband or wife, pants rolled up, kneeling
on the floor massaging your feet (although it sounds great!), the treatment that I am referring to is the ancient healing art of
know there are probably a large number of sceptics out there.
I too in
fact have had my doubts on
some of the ancient medicinal techniques
that are becoming more and more popular. However, that was until I
experienced remarkable results utilising Acupuncture. From
here on in I
figured … don’t mock it until you try it!
Reflexology is based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is
reflected by reflex zones in your feet. By using specific techniques of
holds and pressures, healing is reported to be initiated and accelerated
in the corresponding area of the body. Does this sound like witchcraft
to you? Remember at one time everyone thought the earth was flat also!
Reflexologists have divided
the body into zones representing the whole
body. For example, the toes reflect the head, the instep
reflects the abdomen, the bony ridge of the inside of the foot reflects
the spine. Well trained reflexologists with sensitive hands
can detect tiny
deposits and an imbalance in the feet. By working on these points they
attempt to release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the
body … the aim is to encourage the body to heal itself.
Reflexology is designed to complement conventional medicine rather than as
an alternative to it.
Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years in many
and Japanese cultures. It has developed
rapidly as an alternative to modern medicine over the last 30 years with
individuals becoming disenchanted with modern techniques and
surgery. The number of books and
articles on reflexology has increase
exponentially over the past few years. Research studies have also found
that chronic conditions have responded especially well to reflexology.
China, Reflexology is accepted by the central government as a means of preventing
and curing diseases, where as in Japan and Denmark,
it has been incorporated into
employee health programmes of several large organisations and is said to
be responsible for saving thousands of dollars per year on sick leave
For all of you out there
that may still hold an inherent scepticism
towards reflexology or
any of the other hands on ancient
medicines, I have a word of advice. Try it out! If you
don't believe that it is assisting you in healing your medical condition
then think of it simply as a
great excuse for a foot rub!