Reflexology at Massage-Concept Paris
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Reflexology has been around since the dawn of time and is an excellent complement to a standard body massage. Our practitioners can use it to help you achieve deeper relaxation, stress reduction, and relief for specific conditions or areas of the body.
To achieve deep relaxation during your tailor-made massage session, reflexology can be used not only because it feels good, but especially because it produces relaxation results and improves overall health.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of foot massage focusing on the individual reflex points of the feet to create healing results for the organs and corresponding areas of the body. Different massage techniques are used in the same way as in any other type of massage. During a reflexology session, your massage therapist will :
- knead the sole of the foot,
- pull on toes,
- apply pressure to the arch of the foot.
« The smile also comes from the feet. »Chinese proverb
Foot massage dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt and China. It has been rediscovered or introduced in modern times by European and North American physicians. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was known as "Zone Therapy". In its modern form, zone therapy can be used to treat, for example, headaches, sinus problems and digestive problems.
Reflexologists see a sign of imbalance or problem if the patient feels tenderness in the foot when the corresponding reflex point is pressed. By massaging these nerve endings, reflexology removes blocked energy. This promotes better blood circulation and a better supply of nutrients to these areas of the body. Reflexology can also focus on the hands and ears.
Source de bien-être…
Foot massages are wonderful for people under stress and may provide additional health benefits.
At Massage-Concept, reflexologists believe that general health and well-being begins in the feet and moves up the body. For example, reflexology could be a natural way to sleep better. Diabetics who have poor circulation in their feet might find reflexology helpful in increasing blood flow to the area.
A reflexology session could have a positive impact on colds and minor ailments. But also improve energy levels, help relaxation, reduce stress and have better lymphatic circulation. Reflexology could also be linked to better elimination of toxins, the immune system, circulation, healing and general well-being. Reduced anxiety, better clarity, and relief from sore and tired muscles are other possible results.
Integrate reflexology in tailor-made massage sessions
Reflexology can be integrated into a massage session or it can be given as a full-fledged massage.
At Massage-Concept, reflexology sessions begin with a check of the patient's medical history. This is to assess whether this type of massage is appropriate. The initial discussion will also help our reflexologists determine if there are any key areas to work on.
If this is the case, the reflexologist will work on the corresponding points on the patient's feet, or even on the hands and ears. If there are no specific issues in the body, the reflexologist can focus on the whole foot to strengthen the whole body. Our experienced reflexologists will explain to you what reflexology looks like. Tingling, lightness, warmth and a feeling of energy moving through the body are common. You may feel sweaty hands or feet, feel cold, cough, or thirst. But also relax or contract your muscles or organs and even cry. Talking about it before your session helps you prepare for these effects.
As with a regular body massage, the patient is sitting or lying down. It may be a good idea to avoid eating in the hour before your workout. Of course, you need to drink plenty of water afterwards to flush out toxins and the build-up of lactic acid that occurs during massages. If you have specific foot problems such as wounds, clots or varicose veins, please consult a professional before receiving reflexology.
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