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Reflexology is a type of massage therapy that is fast gaining popularity. It is classified as an alternative medicine practice.
Reflexology And Massage Therapy Are Fast Gaining Reputation
Reflexology is a type of massage therapy that is fast gaining popularity. It is classified as an
alternative medicine practice.
Theory behind reflexology
Reflexology is based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and head that are
linked to every part of the body. These parts are then treated with specific thumb, finger and hand
techniques. Reflexology does not use any oil or lotion and is based on a zonal system and reflex
areas. Reflexologists believe that this practice works to bring physical changes in the body.
The reflexology chart
Foot reflexology charts often point out various areas on the feet that are believed to correspond
with the internal organs on particular zones of the body. Reflexology works on the principle that
applying pressure externally on these areas would clear out the internal organs and subsequently
the defects one might face in those organs.
In short, reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones (with five on each side – right
and left). The theme of reflexology is the application of physical pressure but reflexologists also
believe that applying the pressure can clear any blocked energy field in the body, thereby giving way
for freer energy flow in the body, making sure the body is in good health.
The pressure placed in the foot triggers changes and relieves stress and pain. Many reflexology
clinics in Los Angeles and San Diego have seen an increasingly good reception to reflexology as an
alternate medicinal therapy to relieve the ever growing stress levels.
Reflexology is also believed to send signals that balance the nervous system and release endorphins
that will reduce stress and pain.
Massage therapy is the process where massages are done to reduce stress levels. Massages are
often believed to promote relaxation and well being. When normal medicinal methods fail, massage
therapy is good for treating certain low level sports injuries, repetitive muscle cramps or any other
muscularly painful conditions.
Best professional massagesare done with the client lying on a specially designed massage table or a
massage chair. The therapist then applies gentle pressure to various parts of the body, gently easing
and relaxing the tight or tensed nerves.
Massage therapy is extremely popular amongst sports people (athletes) because of the extremely
strenuous nature of the activities they do during their training and practice sessions. It is also
popular among older people with a weakened immune system who are averse to increased
Massages are also looked upon in recent times as a form of alternative medicine, with therapeutic
massage gaining huge popularity to treat many minor illnesses. Therapeutic massage centers in San
Diego and Orange County has followed many age old techniques that have stood the test of time
from across cultures.
The results of these kinds of alternative forms of therapy have been verified against modern therapy
methods and some times, have resulted in better cures. Alternative medicine is not replacing but
aiding modern medicine and with the right usage of both the forms, many long suffering patients
tend to get their diseases cured.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marilyn Jones is an expert in acupuncture, reflexology and other related therapies who also likes to
write informative articles and blogs, helping people in understanding this form of treatment and its
many benefits. She recommends Traditionalmedicaltherapy.com as the best name to trust if you are
looking for the best massages in Los Angeles.