Friday, January 28, 2011
Reflexology: The Art and Science of It
Reflexology is a holistic modality of body, mind, and spirit, aimed at treating the whole person. It does not isolate a disease and treat is symptomatically, nor work specifically on one body system; its approach is intended to induce a state of total balance and intersystemic harmony. The basic tenet of reflexology is that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected and what affects one, affects them all. And as a holistic therapy, reflexology aims to get to the root cause of the disease, treat it, and return the body to a state of homeostasis: a state of natural balance. Unlike common foot massage, reflexology is geared to specific reflex points located on the feet that correspond to particular body parts or systems. Reflexology does not involve the manipulation of the entire foot, and is not intended to bring about pleasure–though that is often the result. Read more . . .