Reflexology is one of my favorite therapies - in fact I use foot reflexology in clinic every day and I know it improves my clinical outcomes. I love it because it is so simple yet so effective - with foot reflexology I can add an entire additional whole body treatment in just 10 minutes through the feet. And when I say whole body I mean it - from head to toe (no pun intended!) the whole body is represented in the feet and every surface of the foot can be utilized for treatment!
A Map to the Body
In foot reflexology each area of the foot represents a different part of the body, both inside and outside. Massage and pressure on these reflex zones, from superficial to deep depending on what you are trying to achieve, can positively influence the corresponding organ or part of the body.
Conversely, excessive (painful) tension or tenderness and crunchy bumps - typically built up uric acid and calcium deposits - can indicate a tendency to sluggishness in the organ represented by that area, or can correspond with pain in the part of the body represented.
Looking at the map at right, you’ll see that foot reflexology zones are divided as follows:
So if you massage your feet and find tenderness in any specific area above, work on it! You might see a positive change in your health or head off various aches, pains and issues in the process.
Foot Reflexology - Try It!
I have had a number of patients over the years who are nervous about needles and I have done reflexology alone for them. I have seen especially good results in treating headaches, constipation and diarrhea with foot reflexology alone! Foot reflexology is also an excellent detoxification treatment - all those little crunchy uric acid and calcium deposits can minorly impede blood flow and hold toxins. If you break them up, your body will flush them out. You may be surprised how much more energy you’ll have after a couple of days pass for your body to clean up and clear out.
So if you massage your own feet to try it out, or especially if get professional foot reflexology treatment, don’t forget to drink extra water for the next 24 hours to help your body detoxify and make the most of treatment! If you want to know more or try a foot reflexology session in office, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime. Booking is available online 24/7!
Until next time,
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Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.