The Reflexology Association of Canada defines it as: A natural healing art, based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every part of the body. By stimulating and applying pressure to the reflex on the feet or hands, you increasing circulation which in turn helps to restore the body to a state of balance by stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism. The origins of reflexology evidently reach back into ancient Egypt as evidenced by inscriptions found in a physician’s tomb in Egypt.
Reflexology is accepted by many Health Insurances today. The human body is a delicately balanced machine that is synergetic – everything working together for the benefit of all. The healthy human body is an amazing machine with everything working in perfect order and the balance being maintained through a system of glands, organs, nerves etc. But when one of these components get out of order, the effect is felt throughout the entire body system. That is the basis for Reflexology.
The principles of Reflexology embody the techniques designed to keep the body’s system operating efficiently, or keeping your body healthy. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and finger on the reflex areas. Reflexology – relieves stress and tension – improves blood supply and promotes the unblocking of nerve impulses – helps nature achieve homeostasis App. 75% of today’s diseases are attributable to stress and tension. One person may exhibit cardiovascular problems, another gastrointestinal upset, anorexia, sweating, palpitations, headaches etc. In order to keep the body at a normal balance, it is imperative that the blood and nerve supply to every organ and gland be at a maximum. Reflexology improves Nerve and Blood supply. Reflexology helps nature to normalize.