Does Reflexology Have Side Effects?
Due to the gentle, non-invasive nature, reflexology typically does not have side effects.
More Info: Reflexology is the application of specific massage-like pressure to areas of the feet, hands, and ears in order to improve health associated with those areas.
Reflexology has a rich history and dates back to the time of ancient Egypt. There are Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting the practice of reflexology. Reflexology is a unique type of massage therapy that focuses on reflex points-usually on the feet or the hands. However, reflexology is of use on any part of the body.
Reflexology in Practice
The hands and feet have nerve endings connected to each organ and body part. In reflexology terminology, these nerve endings are reflex points. During a reflexology session, the reflexologist uses his fingers to apply pressure to the various reflex points concentrating on the tender areas.
Usually, a tender area suggests congestion or stagnation in a specific area of the body. Reflexology relieves that congestion by improving the blood flow to the affected area. Increased blood flow to an area carries more oxygen that aids the body in healing itself. Just as a limb may die if the circulation ceases, various other areas of the body may die or fail to function properly due to decreased blood flow to the area. Reflexology assists with increasing circulation.