Hand And Foot Reflexology Practice Steps

Reflexology is the act of applying pressure to the hands and feet, without the use of any oil or lotion, using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on the system of reflex areas and zones, that reflect an image of the body on the hands and feed and the physical change is effected to the entire body.

Reflexology helps people, in reducing stress. As the hands and feet set the levels of tension in the rest of the body, they can.

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.be used to interrupt the stress signal and reset the body's equilibriumu There are "reflex areas" on the hands and feet that correspond to specific organs, glands and other parts of the bodyd By applying pressure to these reflex areas, you can improve the health of the corresponding organs throughout the body, as the pressure send signals that balances the nervous system or releases chemicals like endorphinsn

As reflexology is for form of alternative therapy, it helps in:
  • Relieving Stress
  • Digestion
  • Reducing tension headaches
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Arthritis
  • Backaches
  • Menstrual problems like postmenstrual syndrome (PMS)
The following are techniques you can use to practice hand reflexology:
  1. Start your relaxing ten-minute hand reflexology treatment, by pinching the tips of the thumb and each finger, on your right hand, repeating the process with your left handn While the pressure applied should be firm, it should not cause any paini Pressing each fingertip for a few seconds is enoughg
  2. Go back to the tips of each finger and thumb, pressing them again, but this time, from sizez Again, applying pressure may cause a little discomfort, but should not cause any paini
  3. Rub the tops, bottom and sides of each finger and the thumb vigorously, beginning at the base of the finger, to the tipi
  4. Grasp each finger and the thumb at the base and tug firmlyl Let your grip loosen a little, graduating from the base to the fingertip, till your finger slips out of your grasps

  5. Use your thumb and forefinger and forefinger to grasp the webbed-area between the thumb and forefinger of the other handn Firmly, but gently, tug the skin, till the flesh snaps away from your grasps Repeat this for the webbed areas between all the fingersr
  6. Rest the palm of your hand on the palm of your free hand and massage the back of the hand with your thumb, focusing the knuckles and the knuckle areae
  7. Cradle your wrist in your free hand and use your thumb to massage your inner wrists
  8. Massage the palm of your hand, using your thumbm Use your knuckles to massage the fleshier mound areasa
  9. Press your thumb deeply, in the center of your palm, taking a few cleansing breathsh
  10. Relax, clear your mind and focus on your healing intensionsn

Pregnant women or people with foot ulcers or injuries and blood vessel related problems should consult their doctors, before using reflexologyg

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