Reflexology, otherwise known as Zone Therapy, is a non-invasive way to work every part of our bodies including our glands and internal organs. It is one of my favorite types of therapies to perform because of its astonishing results. Each part of our foot corresponds with a specific part of our bodies. For example, the fleshy part of the bottom of our feet corresponds with our kidneys and stomach. And the tips of your toes correspond with your head and sinuses. So how does this modality work? Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to specific areas or zones of the feet. By using certain techniques with the thumbs and fingers, toxins can literally be flushed out of our bodily systems and organs through our feet. We have several nerve endings on the bottoms of our feet and toxins will collect and build at those nerve endings. Manual pressure helps to break up these toxins and push them into the bloodstream and out of your body through your pores.
I come across many people who assume that Reflexology is a very modern type of therapy. However, the origins of this modality reach back to ancient Egypt where inscriptions were found in a physician’s tomb. Evidence of this work has also been found in China and Japan dating back to 2nd Century B.C. Throughout the years many health practitioners have written articles and books on Reflexology.
But in the early 1930’s, a physical therapist named Eunice Ingam became fascinated by the concept of Zone Therapy and started developing and testing her foot reflex theory on her own patients. She had the opportunity to treat hundreds of patients where each reflex point of contact had been checked and rechecked until with all confidence she was able to determine that the reflexes on the feet were an exact mirror image of the organs of the body. Ingam has since become known as “the mother of Reflexology” and here she is pictured below. Since Ingam’s studies, Reflexology is used today by Certified Reflexologists, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, Accupuncturists and Physical Therapists.
Another reason why Reflexology is one of my favorite therapies is because it is an energetic modality, meaning that this type of work helps to balance out the natural energy that lies within each of us. This energy can become blocked due to a number of things. An energy blockage can occur in any location in the human body. Blockages manifest as a slowing of our blood flow and metabolism. This slowing down makes our body systems less capable of removing chemical waste in certain areas and our structures become less energetic overall. Therefore, once the bodies local energy level falls below a certain threshold, the onset of a chronic illness is near. If a client of mine has a certain ailment that they just can’t figure out, I always suggest trying Reflexology because no one can physically feel if they have an energy blockage in their system.
This might seem vague so you must be wondering, “What exactly is Reflexology useful in treating?” This therapy is being used all around the world to treat many different health problems. In my practice, the majority of my clients in Salt Lake City, Utah have received Reflexology for the following illnesses:
- Organ/Glandular Dysfunction
- Cold/Flu (if symptoms are lingering for longer than 2 weeks)
- Back/Neck Pain
- Digestive Problems
- Circulatory Problems
I usually don’t include information in my blogs about specific patients, but because I strongly believe in the power of Reflexology I want to share a story in which my client had a very positive outcome. One of the first client’s that I had tremendous success with, (let’s call her Michelle for confidentiality purposes), came to me very concerned about an infection that kept recurring in her body. She recalled that every 6 to 8 weeks she would get a Urinary Tract or Bladder infection. This had been going on for about a year and she was extremely distraught. She herself was a nurse and did not have any explanation for the constant occurrence of these infections. Her mother had suggested Reflexology because of its immense power in eliminating toxins from the body. She decided to give it a try.
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The first session I had with Michelle was very intense – the most intense of any of our sessions. On her feet, I decided to focus on working the areas corresponding with her Kidneys, Bladder, and Ureters. Within 10 minutes of beginning our session, Michelle began to sweat profusely. He stomach and intestines began to gurgle and make a type of draining sound. Sweating and gurgling are releasing signs, meaning that your body is releasing toxins. Michelle was very amazed and almost confused about her bodily reactions during the massage. The next day I followed up with her and she told me that a few hours after our session she had become very sick and it lasted through the night. Believe it or not, this is a good sign. We continued our sessions bi-weekly for 3 months. Michelle no longer schedules Reflexology sessions with me because she has been free from infection for over 8 months now.
This modality is powerful and extremely effective and if you are suffering from any ailment that you can’t seem to figure out, Reflexology may be what you need! On top of being very powerful, I find Reflexology to be one of the more relaxing therapies. So if you have never had a Reflexology session done, I suggest you try one just because it feels amazing and is very calming.
If your looking for reflexology in Salt Lake City, Utah call me at (801) 349-3934 today to schedule your Reflexology session and send those toxins out of your body for good!