What is reflexology?
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is the practice of massaging, squeezing or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and face, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health.
What is the history of reflexology?
Around the world and throughout history reflexology has been rediscovered and reinstated as a health practice time and time again by peoples around the globe seeking to deal with health concerns. Archaeological evidence in Egypt (2330 BCE), China (2704 BCE) and Japan (690 CE) points to ancient reflexology medical systems. In the West the concept of reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century, based on research into the nervous system and reflex. While no direct evidence of direct cross-fertilization from ancient times has been discovered, the practice of foot and hand work in a variety of cultures, belief systems and historical periods speaks to reflexology for health as a universal bridging concept.
Research has demonstrated that reflexology works to:
How is technique applied?
Pressure is applied to the feet and hands using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Hojobo Oil and Mineral Cream can be used in this technique. Oil, cream and lotion are not utilized in traditional reflexology work. Tools and instruments are not used for self-help application only due to safety concerns.
Cynthia Dakan RMT
Spa Reflexology also available.
Body Sugaring of El Paso Day Spa
El Paso, TX, 79924
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm