The history of reflexology massage dates back to ancient China, over two thousand years ago. It is the application of pressure to the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands in attempts to restore energy balance in the chi. According to ancient Chinese medicine, the chi is the life force–the energy, we all possess. In Ayurveda, it is likened to the chakras which when aligned, bring balance to the person.
What is a Reflexology Massage and What Makes it Different?
Reflexology massage restores balance and unclogs blocked energy pathways in the body. It is done on the feet because it is believed that, every single organ in the human body connects down to the soles of the feet.
Benefits of reflexology massage
- It promotes good health by relaxing the body and mind
- Can enhance sexual experiences
- Helps to ease insomnia
- Relieves pains from menstrual cramps
- Helps to combat joint and muscle pains related to sports injuries arthritis, rheumatism, and multiple sclerosis, etc.
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Is Reflexology Massage Similar to a Foot Massage
The difference between the two is the intention. With the foot massage, the intention is to massage the muscles on the foot to relieve pain and discomfort from walking around or sitting all day, etc. With reflexology, certain zones of the soles of the foot are isolated as they correspond to different organs in the body. It is meant to work on the body on a deep level and bring alignment to the systems of the body. Reflexology detoxifies the body and improves overall health.
It is also great for mums-to-be as it eases back pain, as well.
A reflexology massage comes highly recommended. We offer different packages for you alone, and with a friend, partner or relative. Come together as the holidays draw close to a nice massage you’ll never forget. Contact us to make a booking!