Reflexology is an energetic foot therapy, that requires work on the feet and the reflex points. These reflect on specific areas of the body. The reflect points represent specific areas of the body itself as well as the organs and the glands. The reflexing of these specific areas creates a euphoric feeling consisting of relaxation.
Reflexologists work from the toes to the feet, heels, via a slow gentle progression reflexing the sides and the soles and then the tops of the feet. They also will work through points on the lower legs. These areas being worked allow the receiver, to feel an immediate stress reliever. The receiver learns that letting go, is the functioning tool to accomplishing this level of relaxation.
In ancient history, many cultures used healing the feel as a means for healing the entire body. Reflexology in Egypt- In Egypt, during the process of mummification they removed the souls from the feet that was known to free the soul to travel beyond the earthly planes into the astral planes.
In china, writings, as old as the fourth B.C, began to speak out on a therapy where pressure became applied to the fingers, feet , hands and ears. (that was later called acupuncture) Shogo Mochozuki- author and educator, tells us that in japan you can hear the proverb ” the foot is the gate of ten thousand different illnesses. The proverb illustrating the journey of reflexology, the ancient art was called over from china to japan. The Bible also mentions feet as a way of healing and to wash the feet of another was a symbol of humility and forgiveness.
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