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The Principle of Reflex Therapy

The human body is a beautifully designed and tremendously complex machine. Within the body are various organic systems, the proper functioning of which are essential to its well-being. We know about the respiratory system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the glandular system and the nervous system. There is another system which is as yet unknown to modern humankind, which invites careful investigation. This is Nature's Own Healing System originating in the hands and feet.

When ancient man walked barefoot over uneven ground, the many pressure points located in the soles of his feet were automatically pressed upon and massaged. The feet also bent and twisted through the natural actions of walking and running. Modern man wears shoes, and walks almost exclusively on smooth surfaces, thus depriving themselves of the natural stimulation to various pressure points in the feet. These pressure buttons may be called REFLEX BUTTONS, due to the fact that pressure exerted on a particular pressure point will result in the stimulation of a corresponding part of the body.

Reflex Therapy deals with the relationship of the feet and their Reflex Buttons to the rest of the body. These Reflex Buttons in your feet are connected to the various parts and organs of your body, such as the head, throat, back, spine, lungs, stomach, intestines, eyes, ears, nose, sinus cavities as well as the vitally important endocrine and lymphatic glandular system.

Now when there is a diseased or improperly functioning organ, it manifests in the corresponding pressure points, or Reflex Button, in your feet. Through a certain technique of Compression Massage which is applied with your thumb or fingers on the relevant Reflex Button, the malfunctioning organ is stimulated and nature's own healing forces are released; resulting in the relief of pain and the promotion of healing.

Any improperly functioning or diseased organ will manifest or reveal itself as tenderness and pain in the corresponding area, or areas, on the feet. The intensity of pain felt in the relevant reflex will be in direct proportion to the irregularity in the respective organ. For example, if the kidneys are not functioning properly, the reflexes in the feet relating to the kidneys will be painful when touched and pressed upon. Through the correct technique of massaging these reflexes, the tenderness or pain will disappear, and the kidneys will begin to function normally. One or more treatments may be necessary, depending upon the nature of the ailment, on the length of time the condition has persisted and on the recuperative powers of the person concerned.

The massaging technique applied to these painful reflexes serves to normalize the energy bloc to that particular organ, allowing it to attain the state of equilibrium which nature intended. Consequently, this system, besides being very efficacious, is safe and has a wonderful relaxing effect on the entire organism.

Amazing results have been obtained with reflexology treatments. Do not be misled by the seemingly simple nature of this form of therapy; it really does work wonders - try it and see for yourself: what has been done for others can be done for you!

  • Reduces chronic pain such as back and neck problems
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Shortens post-operative recovery time
  • Aids kidney function and kidney stones
  • Promotes good blood circulation
  • Promotes hormonal balance
  • Relieves women's menopausal symptoms, premenstrual tension and mood swings, (that involves the four main endocrine glands, easily accessible on the feet)
  • Helps with pregnancy and post-partum issues (i.e. depression)
  • Helps children with colic and constipation
  • Detoxifies body waste
  • Relaxes one's mind and body
  • Reduces fatigue and insomnia
In order to appreciate reflexology, you will only be able to really appreciate this phenomenon when you have experienced it - without the experience it is hard to comprehend.

Reflexology is right for people of all ages; from children to the elderly.

Routine Reflexology acts as general health maintenance for your body (as a tune up). Foot Acupressure is perfect to soothe tired and stressed muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back.

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