I used to think reflexology was only pressing on meridian points in the feet. Not so. There are points on our ears, our hands, and our faces too, which bring release, relaxation, and, according to statistics (www.better-your-health.com/reflexology/statistics) can lead us to better health.
Reflexology, you might be asking, what is it? The dictionary defines it as: A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure. More specifically, Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body.
What does it feel like? Different of course to different people and dependent on your reflexologist’s skill, as well as your health issue and your following the suggestion to drink a lot of water the 24 hours following reflexology. It’s kind of like after exercise, you will feel better faster if you keep hydrated.
One person might be greatly energized, another might be relaxed, and a third may want a nap!
I really enjoyed the facial reflexology and I will be going back for another appointment.
My area reflexologist of choice is Lori Thomas in Burlington.