It has happened to all of us that, after many hours of work or walking, foot pain is unbearable. Situation that causes our general physical condition to deteriorate. And it seems that with that pain the rest of our body is affected, since the feet are the pillars where we hold ourselves.
And not only that, in the feet we can find a lot of information about our body. Reflexology, the technique that we will discuss in this post, is based on these two pillars, the feet, where we can find the rest of the body represe.
According to this doctrine, massages that are applied to certain points of the body provoke a reflection in other body regions, allowing the relief of discomfort, they can be both in the feet and in the hands.
For its realization, no substance or tool is required other than your own hands, although it is customary to use some oil to be able to massage more easily and fluidly this is not necessarily in any case.
Herefore, the technique is performed through the application of a manual massage that applies pressure to reflex areas of the feet with which specific effects are achieved in other parts of the body.
The origins of this healing technique are difficult to determine, as are most ancient techniques. It is very possible that different cultures such as the Egyptian or the Indian, developed similar ways of treating diseases and pathologies.
Thanks to this ancient therapeutic technique, we can obtain multiple benefits on our health since the set of pathologies and diseases that reflexology can treat is very broad. This technique brings with it an important number of benefits, we will show them below:
- Get to reduce pain in the body.
- It helps the person reduce and even end their stress and anxiety problems.
- Helps to improve blood circulation.
- It is an effective alternative to end depression.
- It can help with problems such as diabetes, hypertension and even helps reduce cholesterol levels.
Although great advances have been made in the application of reflexology, even conventional medicine does not endorse it as a true medical treatment. Since there is no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness.