Foot reflexology benefits

Foot reflexology - reflex massage

Foot reflexology is an ancient method of massage. It is understood that every part of the body has its projection on the surface of the skin, or areas that are associated with certain reflex mechanisms for an appropriate organ.

Reflex foot massage is a branch of Chinese medicine that has been successfully applied for thousands of years. It is not only effective in the treatment but also in the diagnosis and prevention of various diseases.

In China and Sri Lanka, treatment with massage is based on the principle of energy functioning of the body. Reflex therapy is closely related to the energy of nature and the cosmos, whose man is an integral part of.

Vital energy is the basic driver of all processes in and around the body, and has two different aspects (yin and yang). Two opposites that work together in establishing a perfect balance.


When the balance of the yin and yang is disturbed, there is a disorder in the cell, tissue or organ. All this is manifested by certain symptoms. In the beginning, it is almost imperceptible or barely noticeable, which, if neglected, can become a serious health problem.

Bearing in mind that yin and yang are not chaotic vital energy, they already have their channels, meridians and projections in the foot, so in this way it is possible to determine the energy status of the organism.
Reflexology of the foot is achieved by palpation - by using pressure with thumbs on those areas of the foot that are associated with certain organs. This can sometimes cause certain discomfort (never pain) in the organ that has a disturbed energy balance. In this way, it is determined what kind of energy imbalance is in question.

How is reflex foot massage performed in practice?

Reflex foot massage is a pleasant and relaxing feeling, and it can be done in a sitting or lying position.

Before the treatment begins, the feet are disinfected, after which the muscle relaxing massage follows. After that, certain regions are pressurized topographically to determine if there are energy disruptions.

If the foot reflexology determines that an organ does not function properly, tonicification (energy filling) or dispersion (elimination of excess energy) is applied.

The treatment lasts from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the diagnosis.

What are the reflex areas on the feet?

On the soles, the upper part of the foot and around the hocks, there are reflex fields representing the organs. These regions are well visible and each reflexotherapeuter easily identifies them.

Foot reflexology points us to the fields that are connected through the energy meridian with the appropriate organ or part of the body.

There is also a map of organs that helps a therapist and patient to arrive at a common response when establishing a diagnosis.

The sole contains the highest projection (field) and therefore it is useful to walk barefoot, especially in nature. In this way, organs are stimulated and energy contact with the earth is maintained.

An experienced reflexotherapist can diagnose almost all energy disorders in the body.

When should we go to a reflexotherapist?

The first treatment is actually a diagnostic, as pain at a certain point in the foot indicates the organ that suffers. The patient tells the therapist whether it's an acute or chronic illness.
  • If you already have a health problem, point it out to your reflexotherapist. He will be quick to pinch the problem.

If the pain in the foot is sharp and pierced, the problem is acute. On the other hand, dull foot pain usually indicates a chronic disorder that has been impaired by a certain organ.

However, when a therapist says that, for example, there is a "deficit-energy in the kidneys", this does not necessarily mean that he has diagnosed kidney disease. Then, as interpreted by traditional Chinese medicine, it indicates that there is a lack of freshness in the body. It is followed by a constant sense of fatigue - a chronic tiredness, anxiety and fear, reluctance and apathy. These conditions are often associated with disorders of certain organs.

Ancient foot massage technique as a disease prevention

Reflex foot massage is the most effective if used preventively before symptoms of the disease develop.

The best results are achieved in the treatment of functional disorders, such as headache, migraine, insomnia and neurosis.

Reflexology treats pain in the neck and shoulders or between the blades, alleviating painful conditions, sciatica - lumbago. It is very effective in digestive problems, gastritis, and constipation.

It efficiently acts on sports injuries, allergies, and helps with night urination.

It helps in the treatment of impotence and sterility, but is mostly used to alleviate the effects of stress, rheumatologic disorders. In addition, reflexotherapy of the feet is also recommended as part of a program to remove excess kilograms.

Treatment with reflexology is recommended for people of all ages - babies, children, adolescents, adults and elderly people.
  • It helps healthy people to maintain health, and to help the patients overcome their problems.

Because of the accessibility and negligible contraindications, foot reflexology has every chance to become part of our everyday life.

Reflexology is an indispensable method during detoxification of the liver

Detoxification of the organism is gaining in importance, due to the numerous harmful effects of the environment in which we live.

Foot reflexology is primarily a therapeutic massage that is also important in the period of toxin clearance. It starts from the point that the feet have reflex points in all organs, glands and body parts. By precisely pressing the corresponding points, it acts on a particular body or part of the body. This stimulates the defenses of weakened and diseased organs.

In the period of detoxification - reflexotherapy is a valuable support. During the treatment, 7,000 nerve endings on the feet are stimulated.

Also, it should be noted that the body directs toxins as far away from the heart. They are usually collected in the feet, which are very sensitive, so reflexology plays an indispensable role in detoxification.

When the body is detoxified by reflexology, special attention is paid to the liver reflex point. This organ has over 500 functions in the body. The most important of these are: purification of blood, elimination of toxins, regulation of blood pressure and metabolism.

Also, the reflex point for the kidneys is important in order to eliminate harmful substances and to reduce the retention of fluid in the body.

As detoxification implies a change in diet, the new regime becomes stressful for the body. Then the pleasant and relaxing massage of the neck, shoulder belt and the entire spinal column will bring your body into a state of deep relaxation.

What are the experiences with reflexotherapy?

In article we already highlighted the reflexotherapy of the feet means applying pressure on certain points that are located on the feet. They stimulate certain acupuncture points on the foot that are energetically connected to organs in which energy balance has been disturbed. The experience of users with this method is more than good.

The advantage of reflexotherapy is reflected above all in that it is compatible with other treatments. These are in the first place acupuncture, tui-on massage, homeopathy, physical therapy and other treatments.

The most important thing is that the reflex foot massage is not painful, and that in no case can it hurt the patient.

It is safe even for people with seriously impaired health. This exceptional foot massage is gaining popularity. Except in the Far East, where it is an integral part of everyday life, it is increasingly sought after in the West. The people are becoming more aware of all the beneficial effects of relaxing foot massage.