Last updated on 28/11/2019
The benefits of reflexology
Calm backaches or anxiety by touching your toes? That is what reflexology claims based on the principle that in the foot is a miniature representation of the human body !
For adherents of reflexology, every part of the body is found in the foot, in what is called a reflex zone. So we will go through all the reflex zones of the foot to allow the energy to flow throughout the body. When a reflex zone is being massaged, the corresponding body part is better irrigated, impurities are expelled. Reflexology is based on the principle of self-healing, pressures on the reflex zones enable the identification of tensions / malfunctions of the body.
This is an alternative medicine, it is soft and it treats the person as a whole. However, do not take it for a miracle quick fix, reflexology helps our body but there are other factors to consider such as lifestyle and diet. You should also know that plantar reflexology is the most recognized but that there are others which deal with other parts of the body such as the face, hands ...
For whom ?
Reflexology relieves many ailments, very different since it reduces headaches, premenstrual symptoms, back pains, stress, intestinal problems. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women and people with disabilities in the respiratory system, lymphatic or cardiovascular.
If reflexology is primarily a soft medicine of well-being, it is also useful in supporting heavier pathology: it is also meant to reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy and could be beneficial in palliative cares.
The reflexology session
You will first have to answer a few questions about your health and about your expectations for the session. Then, lying down, you will first be entitled to a feet stimulation called "dynamic" before starting the massage of the reflex zones. Finally, an "awakening" phase which aims to recover your energy and desensitize your feet.
Where in Brussels and around ?
Tempted by reflexology? There are many addresses in Brussels and surrounding areas that offer reflexology treatments. Here is a non exhaustive list of institutes recommended by Brusselslife :
- Aquastelle (wellness center with reflexology) in Léau-saint-Pierre
- Massage is Relax Thérapie at Châtelain (Ixelles)
- Espace Pluriel in Woluwe-St-Pierre
- Body Mind Wellness in Waterloo
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