Yoga Journal Presents Your Guide to Reflexology: Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Bring Balance to Your Life
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Discover the healing art of reflexology!
The healing art of reflexology uses specific thumb and finger techniques to teach the body to redirect and release the blocked energy that causes pain and illness. In Yoga Journal Presents: Your Guide to Reflexology, you'll find expert information on this therapeutic method of pressure-point massage to relieve pain, reduce stress, and heal a variety of ailments. This accessible and comprehensive guide teaches you how to:
- Locate the healing zones of the feet that correspond to specific organs, systems, and body parts
- Use thumb-walking, knuckle presses, clapping, and other techniques to balance energy flow
- Use reflexology to improve immunity, treat illnesses, and reduce pain
- Integrate reflexology into your daily routine for a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life
With this informative and inspiring guide, you'll be able to use the healing power of touch to bring relief and comfort to yourself and others, while restoring balance throughout the body, mind, and spirit.
rather than the feet to be worked. You have a wide variety of products to choose from including essential oils, lotions, and powders. It’s important to remember that oils, lotions, and powders should not be combined in a given session. Most reflexologists work with just one consistently and use it at the end of the treatment. Whatever product you choose to use on the feet, if you wish to apply it liberally, do so only after the session is complete. Essential Oils The use of essential oils in
areas of traditional practice, the more reflexology will continue to adapt and change. (See the charts in Appendix A for examples.) Corresponding Body Parts The feet are a map of the body, and every reflex corresponds with an organ or body part. The toes are all the head reflexes and all the elements involved with the head, including the sensory organs, brain, endocrine glands, and sinuses. Whatever is on your head is found on the toes. The base of the toes equals the neck reflex, including
the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands produce the hormone PTH, or parathyroid hormone. PTH deals with the balance of calcium and phosphate in the blood. Under the correct circumstance, the parathyroid hormone absorbs calcium and phosphate from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, moving these minerals into the blood. Calcium and Phosphate Calcium and phosphate are structural components of bones and teeth. Phosphate works within the body structure performing a number of tasks, combining with
Whether you thumb walk, finger walk, rotate, hook, or press onto a point, holding at the reflex supports the relaxation of that point. Maintaining even pressure allows the reflex to fully open to the work being done. Always hold on the reflex points of the brain and the endocrine points of the head. Pressing There are many areas during a session where pressing on a reflex is the coup de grâce. When you work on the pineal reflex after you rotate and hold, press in with your thumb and hold again.
the transverse colon reflex. This line would look like a right angle. Keep this image in mind as you move forward in this complex area. The Second and Third Angles Bring the left thumb back to the ileocecal valve reflex; rotate on the point and hold. Walk the thumb in two tiny steps away from the ileocecal reflex, toward the inside edge of the foot, and then turn and thumb walk up to the waistline. Just below the waistline guide, turn the thumb, moving toward the inside edge of the foot. Thumb