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The pre-coronavirus experience of going to the salon to do a manicure or pedicure was quite a ritual. And is that beyond allowing you to pamper for a while and put your pretty nails with your favorite color, that final massage was a marvel, wasn't it?
Although brief, hand and foot massage was one of my favorite parts of going to the salon. Perhaps the same is related to reflexology, a massage discipline that applies different levels of pressure to strategic parts of the hands, feet and ears. Have you heard of it? If not, here we will talk to you.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is born in the ancient Chinese belief of qi, a vital energy that we all have in our body -almost similar to the super power of Goku and Vegeta- and that can be blocked in times of stress causing physical pain and illness.
Although there is little scientific evidence in this regard, reflexology is said to help your energy levels flow optimally, keeping your body healthy and away from stress.
A few years ago, one of my methods to get rid of the headache was precisely a foot massage. I never wondered how it worked, but it worked. Today, I can relate that thanks to the secrets of reflexology my pain was greatly reduced, although it did not completely disappear.
Although not medically proven, some of the benefits of reflexology are said to be:
Reduce stress and anxiety
- Soothe pain
- Improve mood
- Strengthen the immune system
- Decrease arthritis pain
- Treat back problems
- Correct hormonal problems
- Open wounds
- Athlete's foot
- Fungal problems
Is it safe?
Although reflexology is relatively safe, there are a number of indications that you should take into account before going to a session. People with the following problems should consult their doctor in advance:
Circulatory problems in feet and legs
It is not difficult to believe that reflexology really has benefits, if we see how relaxing a simple spa massage is. However, it is up to you to try it and find out if it is what your body needs.