Reflexology massage has often been known as foot reflexology. It is mainly famous due to the reflective effect it highlights on the body organs. Massaging the various points on the foot works effectively on applying the appropriate pressures on the different body organs and offering an effective healing effect on them.
Many of us even today misinterpret reflexology as just Foot Reflexology however, the actual fact is that it comprises of the hands massage as well. This means reflexology is a combined massage of both the hands and foot points for overall body health.
There are a number of reflex points located on our hands and feet. But, in order to derive the best desired results, it is quite imperative to possess the basic knowledge of the organ’s position in the body, first and the significance of these reflex points on the other. Therapist tends to learn such therapies with the help of appropriate drawings and ascertain the approximate location of these organs in the body and their associated reflex points located through the hands and feet.
It has been pretty surprising to notice the effective results of such massage therapies on the various parts of the body. Massaging a point on your foot can help getting away from the back pain troubles and so on.
Isn’t it suspiring?
Of course it!
Our toes, thumbs and fingers are the reflex areas for our brain and head parts, but the major reflexes associated with the brain and head portions exists around the big toes and thumbs. Each of the big toe and thumb is said to hold half reflexes for the brain portions and the head on each side. Both the foot and hand holds the reflex points of various organs falling in both the half portion of the body. This is how it actually works.
Potli Massage is also said to be a massage therapy as significant as the reflexology massage. With the only difference that it’s used certain herbs folded in a potli pattern, it works as eminently as the reflexology massage.
In order to judge and identify the accurate reflex points in case of any particular disease or abnormal functioning of an organ is by pressing the respective points and feeling the associated pain around. Once, reflexology works on the organ, it reflects no or less pain at these points and the patient feels much relaxed. However, it’s not that simple.
In order to let the patient feel the real pain, the therapist has to apply enough pressure and even push prickly to make them realise the pain pressure. Once the pain is identified the therapist can considerably work on the associated portions of both the hands and foot to perform the complete reflexology massage.