10 Reasons You Need A Reflexology Massage
For thousands of years, myriad cultures have embraced the value of reflexology. In essence, massaging specific points in the feet, hands, ears, and face stimulates pathways connecting to muscles and organs throughout the body, affecting your holistic well-being. Here are just 10 of the reasons you might benefit from a reflexology massage.
1. Pain Relief
A reflexology massage feels wonderful on your hands, feet, and face, effectively releasing tension and relieving pain from these extremities. However, thanks to the pathways linking them to the rest of your body, a reflexology massage offers relief to various muscle groupings, and has also been shown to alleviate pain associated with pregnancy, and post-partum recovery.
2. Stimulate the nervous system
Like most parts of the body, nerve endings start to wear with age. A reflexology massage stimulates your neural pathways, bolstering nerve function to more than 7,000 nerve endings throughout the entire body — simply by stimulating the right points in your hands, feet, ears, or face!
3. Boost circulation
Your hands and feet represent the furthest reaches of your body as far as your heart is concerned. Stimulating these extremities with reflexology boosts circulation, and a resulting in more oxygenated blood being delivered to all parts of your body. Vital organ systems operate more efficiently in response, making it little wonder this is one of reflexology's most potent and popular benefits.
4. Boost metabolism
With increase circulation and organ function, your body starts to fire on all cylinders, which is why a reflexology massage can actually increase your metabolism. As amazing as it sounds, a proper hand or foot massage can therefore result in increased energy, and make it easier to shed weight!
5. Eliminate toxins
Reflexology links your hands, feet, ears, and face to vital internal organs, and one of these is your bladder. A reflexology massage can be very effective improving bladder function, which makes your body more efficient eliminating toxins. Studies even show reflexology to be effective speeding up recovery from urinary tract infections.
6. Speed up the healing process
Another positive result of the combined boost to circulation, metabolism, and the central nervous system is that the body has more potent resources available to heal itself. For someone recovering from injury or surgery, a reflexology massage can speed up the time it takes to get past the pain and back to your regular routine.
Just because circulation and metabolism are stimulated doesn't mean your body can't also be deeply relaxed. There's a big difference between a relaxed, energized state and a stressed out, agitated one. Like most massages, reflexology relaxes the body, but it also reduces the stress that can turn your own energy against you.
8. Relieve sleep disorders
The relaxation you feel after a reflexology treatment can carry benefits all the way to your bedroom. The link between insomnia and stress can be tough to overcome, but a reflexology massage helps to physically overcome a major impediment to your natural sleep cycle.
9. Reduces depression
There are many causes linked to depression, many of which are related to stress and body chemistry. As reflexology helps eliminate stress and improve the efficiency of your organ and circulatory systems, it may help maintain the balance of your hormone levels, reducing the chances of a depressive episode.
10. Alleviate headaches
Millions of people suffer from regular migraines and stress headaches, and all of them may benefit from reflexology massages. Whether headaches are caused by chemical imbalance, stress or muscle tension, the healing qualities of reflexology can both treat a headache in process, and prevent the next one.
Bangkok Day Spa offers reflexology massages for the hands, feet, face, and ears. Schedule an appointment to find out first hand how much reflexology can improve your health.