Foot reflexology: get rid of the blockages in your body

Foot reflexology is an age-old art that is now being rediscovered. It offers numerous benefits, even during pregnancy. Reflex zones and pressure points are used, just like with acupuncture. By applying foot reflexology you can relax through life again, old blockages are removed so that your energy can flow freely again.

What is foot reflexology?

Reflexology is based on the idea that when we are ill the balance between body and mind is disturbed. This is how our energy becomes blocked. Foot reflexology brings relaxation and helps with physical complaints and in dealing with change processes in our lives. It is based on the principle that there are ‘reflex zones’ on the feet that correspond to organs and body parts.

How did foot reflexology come about?

Dr. William H. Fitzgerald discovered zone therapy in England in 1902. In 1917 he published his book Zone therapy, or relieving pain at home . In it he writes: A form of treatment using pressure points was already known in India and China 5,000 years ago. However, this knowledge has been lost. Perhaps it was displaced by acupuncture, which emerged as the stronger branch from the same stock. The treatment method was subsequently applied in practice with great success, including by Eunice Ingham, a doctor’s assistant.

How does foot reflexology work?

The reflexologist treats the reflex zones and removes the blockages through massage, pressure and heat supply. You will already become aware of the blockages during the treatment because you suddenly suffer from headaches, perspiration, itching. During the following hours and days you can drink quite a lot to optimally remove the waste products from your body.

When can you use foot reflexology?

On the one hand, for complaints such as sleep disorders, headaches, neck pain, depression, digestive disorders, stress.
On the other hand, in certain difficult situations in your life, such as divorce, infertility, death or miscarriage,

Foot reflexology and pregnancy

Foot reflexology also offers many benefits during pregnancy :

  • Relieving complaints such as fluid retention, constipation, nausea, back pain, etc.
  • Total relaxation
  • Possibility of contact between father and child through the mother’s feet
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