Reflexology is a type of massage which is performed for health benefits. Although many doubt the effectiveness of performing this practice, you can take one thing for granted, you will never feel worse after trying it.
While the practice of acupressure is similar, the approach of each method is very different. Acupressure is based on the pressure of some points accepted by medicine to achieve some effects on specific parts of our body.
The way reflexology works is different. It is believed that the hands and feet can be divided into zones corresponding to different areas of our body.
Even if you don’t have much faith on these methods, you don’t lose anything by trying. The secret of reflexology is to know the areas that connect with the rest of the body. Below we show you each one.
You can see on image, the thumb is filled with many pressure zones. One of them in particular, the one corresponding to the area that connects the finger to the rest of the hand, is the one used to relieve sore throats and neck tensions.
Afraid of allergy season? Give your index finger a good massage. Start from the base up to relieve congestion and itching caused by allergies.
Tips of forefinger, middle finger, ring finger and thumb are used to relieve headaches.
Perhaps because of its link to the heart, the ring finger is the area that serves to improve mood.
Today’s jobs have a big disadvantage in that you need to spend long periods of time sitting in an office chair. Take your little finger and massage it to reduce the shoulder pains that a busy work schedule can produce.
Here is a very useful video showing various techniques used by those who practice reflexology.
This video begins by showing how easy it is to perform hand reflexology, on any surface, and how the use of a little cream during the massage can help. What do you think about the curious world of hand massages? Did you know about it? You can leave us your opinion in the comments.
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