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Understanding the Benefits of Reflexology

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Reflexology is a treatment in which the therapist applies pressure to areas of the hands, feet, and ears. This relaxing therapy can reduce stress and therapeutically treat the body in several ways. Read on for more information on the benefits of reflexology.

Relieves Stress
Several studies from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute suggest that reflexology can reduce pain and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression. As the therapist massages and applies pressure to target areas, the entire body feels the effects of the treatment.  Reflexology enhances relaxation throughout the body, which can also aid in healthier sleeping patterns. A well-rested body is healthier and less prone to stress.  

Soothes Injury
Clients suffering from ankle injuries, plantar fasciitis, or discomfort from everyday movement can benefit from reflexology treatment. The therapist can apply massage techniques to the foot, calf, and upper leg that will relieve pain in all areas, including the toes. Common forms of arthritis can also be treated with reflexology therapy. Reflexologists use foot charts that guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas on the body. Various items, such as a rubber ball, rubber band, or stick of wood, are sometimes used to assist in applying pressure. The therapist might also guide the client through beneficial stretches of the foot and leg.

Treats Medical Conditions
The theory behind reflexology is that areas on the body’s surface are connected to the interior organs and systems. The therapist applies pressure to certain areas, which positively affects organs and benefits overall health. Reflexology is also believed to treat a range of medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and cancer.

If you are interested in reflexology treatment, allow Spa Réveil to serve you. We are a spa sanctuary designed to soothe the body in a calming, relaxing environment. Located in Austin, Texas, we offer a variety of services, including reflexology, skin care therapy, and massage therapy. Call us at (512) 961-4714 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. 

 

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