Health & Wellness

The benefits of Reflexology

Sometimes a little R&R is just what the doctor ordered. Combining relaxation with light pressure, reflexology is excellent option helps to improve pain, reduce stress, and enhance general wellbeing.

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is a popular massage that involves applying varying levels of pressure to certain reflex points located on feet, which are connected to certain organs and body functions.

Reflexology is based on the ancient Chinese belief that energy flows throughout the body and when someone experiences stress or pain, their vital energy flow is blocked causing aliments, weakness, or pain.

This theory also suggests that applying pressure to certain reflex points on the feet, assists to unblock this energy flow and may alleviate an imbalance or ailment with the connected organ

Benefits

Reflexology may assist in addressing anything from mild headaches to sinuses. Typically, if you experience tenderness or sensitivity when pressure is applied to certain area of your foot, this can indicate an imbalance or ailment with the connected organ.

Beyond relaxation, reflexology may aid in:
  • Decreasing stress and anxiety
  • Boosting circulation
  • Improving mood and general wellbeing
  • Reducing pain in certain areas
If you're considering reflexology, we recommend visiting Silk Relaxation Room located on the ground floor near Concierge for a treatment with one of their registered therapists.
 
Please note, reflexology is not an effective treatment for any medical conditions.
 
Sources
https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-reflexology#how-it-works
https://www.spafinder.com/blog/healing/reflexology-101-treatment-benefits/