Reflexology is an ancient therapy that uses massage techniques to stimulate certain points on the palms and bottom of the feet in order to promote healing in other areas of the body.
Each zone on the hands and feet that is used in reflexology is connected to a corresponding zone in the body. Depending on the nature of your ailment, a reflexologist will locate the points that need massaging.
This technique helps to stimulate the flow of energy and unblock areas of congestion in the energy pathways around the body. This in turn is thought to relieve certain ailments and promote healing.
While visiting a reflexologist is a great start to learning more about the therapy and how it can help you, it is possible to practise reflexology in the comfort of your own home.
Below is a guide to alleviating common ailments through DIY reflexology techniques:
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