Reflex

Reflexology  is  an  ancient art. The  precise  date of origination is  unknown but  there  is  evidence that was  a  common healing  treatment practiced 5000  years  ago in  ancient Asian and  Middle  east  cultures.

There are 10 zones to the body and different areas of the feet relate to each zone. When this pressure is applied, a message is sent to your central nervous system and an overall relaxation sensation happens which helps organs function at their best.

There are 10 zones to the body and different areas of the feet relate to each zone. When this pressure is applied, a message is sent to your central nervous system and an overall relaxation sensation happens which helps organs function at their best.

What  are  the  benefits?

Aside from relaxation and stress management, reflexology can have a number of other benefits too, including:

  • Cancer – reflexology is regularly used on those suffering with cancer. It is known to reduce symptoms caused by chemotherapy including nausea, pain, constipation and diarrhoea. It can also help with sleep and anxiety.
  • Arthritis – reflexology has also been used to treat for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, with patients reportedly feeling up to 40% less pain.
  • Hypertension – a common risk of heart disease, reflexology is thought to assist with the reduction of hypertension.
  • Anxiety and depression – the two most common mental health problems. The relaxation side of reflexology can extend to the mind to calm and aid any signs of depression and anxiety.
  • Multiple sclerosis – this is a disease of the nervous system and it’s suggested that reflexology decreases the fatigue felt with multiple sclerosis, and that it may reduce the tingling sensations experienced.
  • Circulation – receiving foot reflexology is known to improve your blood circulation to vital organs. This in turn can result in quicker healing and regrowth of any damaged cells.
  • It can also be useful during pregnancy and even reduce the risks of post-natal depression.

Reflexology has an ability to stimulate nerve functions that help your body increase your energy levels, raise wellness, relax and balance the nervous system , detox the body,drain linfatic stagnation and reduce joints pain.

It is generally recommended that you should receive treatment once a week for 5 weeks at any one time.

 

Gianna Ceccarelli is an  experienced Naturopath since 2009,   she has three masters in different branches of Aromatherapy (2008-2017). She also collaborates with herbalists and organic shops in Empoli and in Florence (Sugar Blues)

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