Therapy for the soul
What therapy or bodywork can have a profound beneficial effect on all the internal organs of the body, the entire nervous system, the muscular structure, digestive system, relieving tensions and anxiety, put you in a state of relaxation and surrender, connect you with your soft and sensual feminine receiving side, identify blockages, activate stagnant chi and help move it through the meridians (subtle energy channels) and give you an overall sense of peace.
Look no further than Foot Reflexology
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears.
These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.
Millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, eating disorders, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
The application of essential oils and remedies for specific issues compliments this work. For example, lavender is a great reliever of headaches and puts both the giver and receiver of the massage in a state of calmness.
To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:
- The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, valves, etc. found there.
- The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.
Some people confuse Reflexology with massage. While both massage and reflexology use touch, the approaches are very different.
Massage is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, using specific techniques (for example, tapping, kneading, stroking, and friction) to relax the muscles.
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and ears using unique micromovement techniques such as thumb or finger walking and hook and backup to create a response throughout the body.
In short, massage therapists work “from the outside in,” manipulating specific muscle groups or fascia to release tension. Reflexology practitioners see themselves as working “from the inside out” — stimulating the nervous system to release tension.
Because reflexology is an ancient practice, its origin and history is difficult to track. However, reflexology is thought to have been passed down through an oral tradition, and possibly first recorded as a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330 BC along with other medical procedures.
Reflexology symbols are also thought to be recorded on the feet of statues of Buddha in India and later China. The Chinese classic, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which was written around 1,000 BC, has a chapter on “Examining Foot Method” and is the beginning of discussions in print about the connection of life force and points and areas on the feet.
Sensi-touch Foot Massage
The Sensi-touch Foot Massage is the work that I do in this field, a combination of the Reflexology mentioned above with the Taiwanese islanders style oil foot massage, using Ayurvedic and blends of essential oils. It works both inward and outward and is an all round enjoyable treat for the body and fantastic addition to your wellness routine.
It begins with a magnesium mineral footbath to soften feet, remove toxins and remineralise the body. Then a combination of oil based Taiwanese foot massage using the knuckles and thumbs working the entire meridian system via the feet, ankles and lower legs and soft relaxing strokes.
Often towards the end, you float away……..
I can be booked for sessions through Norway where I am currently based and also whilst on tour giving sessions of both Sensi-touch and Rebirthing in Scandinavia, Netherlands & Belgium.
I can also recommend a very high quality Foot-zone therapist in Bergen, Norway for a series of treatments on a very holistic level.
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for Rebirthing please check out here What is Rebirthing?