The ancient Chinese practice of reflexology, is a manual therapy focusing on the feet, and hands.
For 3,000 years. Chinese practitioners have used reflexology to re-balance Qi (the life force flowing through energy channels) to treat a number of conditions.
Reflexology is based on the Chinese principle that certain areas on the soles of your feet or hands – known as reflex zones – containing millions of nerve endings, correspond to other parts of the body.
By applying pressure to certain points in the hands and feet it stimulates organs, nerve endings and energy pathways to promote health.
The Chinese believe that reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring a natural balance.
I tried foot reflexology in my new Around The World Beauty Adventure in Chinatown . As ticklish as Iam I did not burst into laughter instead I was incredibly relaxed. The therapist added pressure to certain points and focused on my level of comfort. You never think about the feet and how much they need a little loving too. He started by cleaning them with a warm/wet towel and then applied aloe vera lotion. He started at my ankles and worked his way to my toes. Using both hands he created circular motions and would stop at certain pressure points adding a little bit more of a push on his fingers.
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