Reflexology is that type of hands on treatment in which pressure is applied on different points of human hands and feet that lessen the pain and discomfort of the body and with that benefits are seen and felt in the entire body.
According to the theory on which reflexology is based states that hands and feet have certain areas or “reflex points” that are energetically connected to specific areas and parts of human body through energy channels.
How it is done:
A reflexologist removes energy blockages by applying pressure to reflex areas, this becomes the cause of relief from pain and helps promote comfort and health in the specific body parts.
Reflex areas connected to other body parts:
Below is a list of reflex areas that are connected to body parts, through which reflexology takes action. The uniqueness of reflexology makes it an effective and different technique of massage in Dubai.
- Head is connected to the tips of toes
- The ball of the foot is rubbed to ease the heart and chest
- Kidney, liver and pancreas are related with arch of the foot
- Lower back and intestines are healed by stimulating heel
The history of this technique goes back to Chinese and Egyptian ancient civilizations but an ENT specialist William H. Fitzgerald in 1915 introduced this concept of zone therapy. Then in 1930s Eunice Ingram a physiotherapist from America developed the already in practice zone theory into reflexology which is being used quite widely in countries like Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, all of the Middle east especially in the UAE and USA in the current times.
Reflexology experts all over the world do believe that by applying pressure on specific parts of the body not only help in the balancing of nervous system but also helps in stimulating the release of endorphin that guarantee effective reduction in pain and lowering stress levels.
Why people opt for it:
This technique is proved to be highly effective in curing these problems.
- All stress related situations
- Headaches, migraines and tension
- Hormonal imbalances
- Multiple sclerosis
- Digestive problems, such as constipation
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome
This type of massage in Dubai is also exercised for palliative care or post operation. A research published in 2015 showed that reflexology is very effective in the relief of cancer, pain and other surgery related pain.