Foot Reflex Zone Massage

Over 3,000 years ago the Chinese discovered that nerve endings were located on the underside of the foot; these nerves lead to different parts and sections of the body, including the inner organs. Since manipulation of these points leads to reactions in the connected organs, they are called “reflex zones”. The same is true of the palms of the hand; nevertheless, the soles of our feet are the most sensitive and a foot reflex massage is more effective. The masseur exerts a stimulus to the foot by applying pressure with the fingers or knuckles. The stimulus reaches the associated organ via the blood stream and nerve tracts as well as via invisible paths (e.g. cellular fluid). It activates the organ’s function and stimulates its self-healing ability. The client relaxes in a recumbent position while the therapist applies various massage moves. The reflex zone is pressed, pushed, stroked or massaged as required; the pressure applied is adjusted to the individual. A session last around 50 minutes. But therapists can use more than the feet to treat functions of the body. The meridians or “energy paths” running through the body allow for variations of this treatment, such as acupuncture.


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