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May 8, 2018

Why Reflexology Is Right for You

Reflexology is a relaxing, ancient form of bodywork. There is archaeological evidence that shows various forms of reflexology were used dating back to Egypt (2330 BC), China (2704 BC) and Japan (690 AD).

Easily confused with a foot massage (although it still feels great) and even Reiki, there are essential differences between these therapies. Massage therapy involves the manipulation of larger areas of soft tissue, while reflexology involves the application of pressure to certain points on the feets. Reiki doesn’t involve physical pressure or manipulation. Instead, reiki uses light touch to work with the vibrational field that is believed to encapsulate the body. The practices are completely different, but something they all have in common is that they are used to manage the symptoms of stress.

What Does Reflexology Do?

Reflexology is based on the idea that every part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system and can be accessed through specific points on the feet. Reflexologists are trained to know how and which points on the feet to work with in order to achieve the desired result.

  • Reflexology foot map

Although reflexology isn’t used to diagnose or cure conditions, millions of people around Chicago and the world take advantage of the practice to complement other treatments for conditions like asthma, anxiety, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney function, headaches, sinusitis, and kidney function. Reflexology is also an excellent technique for those who are new to more natural paths of healing, are uncomfortable disrobing or are unable to have direct pressure over other areas of the body due to illness, surgery or other condition.

Contact An Experienced Reflexologist in Chicago

At Twisted Roots Chicago, you will work with an experienced reflexologist. Reflexology has been known to relieve post-op pain, fibromyalgia, alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea, and keep general health in check. To learn more or to book an appointment, click the “Book Now” button below or call 224-585-9785.

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