Are you familiar with reflexology? During a reflexology session, a practitioner applies pressure and massages different areas of your feet to create a response in certain areas of the body. Different parts of the foot are divided into reflex areas that correspond with certain organs in the body. What are the benefits of reflexology and what are the different reflex areas?
As you go about your day, you put loads of stress on your feet from walking, standing, running and jumping. In reflexology, practitioners believe that your feet are connected to your overall health. We all know that foot massages feel great, but reflexology could provide a variety of perks. Reflexology is believed to:
Detox the body
Boost your immunity
All Five Toes
Your toes are believed to be connected to your head and neck area. Different toes correspond to your eyes, ears, and sinuses.
The Inside of Your Foot
The area where your toes connect to your foot is believed to correspond with your spine and is considered the most important area in reflexology.
The Ball of the Foot
The ball of the foot is linked to the chest and shoulders, which includes your lungs.
The Widest Part of the Foot
The waist area and all of its organs correspond with the widest section of your foot. This includes the liver, intestines, stomach and intestines.
The heel corresponds to the pelvic area as well as the legs and buttocks.
What to Expect
Reflexology treatments last about 30 minutes, and you will either be sitting down or lying down as your practitioner gently massages your feet. You might feel so relaxed that you fall asleep.
You may enjoy your reflexology session so much that you book an appointment for a full body massage. If you’re looking for a quick boost, you could book a 30 minute massage session or you could schedule a schedule a massage therapy session for as long as two hours for the ultimate in relaxation. Here are the different types of therapeutic massage treatments we offer:
Deep Tissue Massage
During this treatment, your massage therapist will use firm pressure to help relieve tight muscles. The focus of this massage lies within the deepest layers of your muscle tissue as well as the fascia and tendons.
The most popular form of massage, Swedish massage uses long, gliding strokes to relax the body. Some of the benefits of Swedish massage include decreased muscle toxins and an increase in the blood’s oxygen levels.
Expectant mothers often feel all kinds of aches and pains during their pregnancy, and prenatal massage helps relieve some of their muscle tension. It’s quite common for pregnant women to feel stress during this time of uncertainty, and pregnancy massage can help women unwind.
Whether you are looking for reflexology or massage therapy, our day spa in Nashua offers plenty of relaxing, rejuvenating treatments. We also offer a variety of skin care treatments, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and more. Contact Inner Beauty Concepts today to book an appointment.