Did you know that close to 75% of injuries, aches and pains, and other ailments arise out of stress? While this percentage is high, it shouldn’t be too surprising, given the busy schedules that most of us must maintain to keep up with our hectic work, family, and social lives. Massage therapy is a great way to eliminate the negative effects of stress, and reflexology, in particular, is extremely beneficial for those who are struggling with the physical and mental effects of stress.
Reflexology is the practice of pressing or massaging various longitudinal zones on the body to stimulate the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body. There are ten equal longitudinal zones, and applying a defined pressure to specific point on the hands and feet can positively impact any area of body. A skilled and licensed Reflexology therapist can directly correlate the points on the hands and skin to provide a guest with the most effective relief specifically to the target reflex points.
The best candidates for reflexology therapy are not just those who live very stressful lives. It’s also one of the best massage methods for people who are uncomfortable with traditional massage techniques that require them to remove their clothing. Along the same lines, it’s equally ideal for people who are apprehensive about massage therapy because they don’t enjoy being touched by a stranger. Since reflexology focuses on the hands and feet, weary guests don’t have to be touched all over the body, and the only articles of clothing they have to remove are their shoes and socks.
In addition to relieving aches and pains, reflexology can provide significant relief to people who suffer from a variety of ailments, such as anxiety, asthma, chronic headaches, and cardiovascular issues. A reflexology session puts both the mind and body at ease, and it often yields better, more satisfying results than a person anticipates. If you’re interested in experiencing the healing benefits of reflexology treatment, book an appointment at your local LaVida Massage + Skincare franchise today!