The massage is a luxury experience for some people and this activity has various physiological benefits that can improve circulation and also improve the efficiency of the lymph nodes used to get rid of toxins from the body. According to some studies, massage can help to release various harmful residues.
According to the Mayo Clinic, massage function to alleviate some diseases, one of which is arthritis. Foot reflexology in some cases can provide the same benefits to what can be provided by a full body massage, and most importantly reflexology does not use special equipment and the patient can remain clothed.
We must realize that the feet bear the brunt of any of our activities and the foot has a variety of nerve endings associated with almost every area of the body therefore foot reflexology can cure various health problems.
Some of the benefits of foot reflexology are as follows:
- Reduction of edema and swelling
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduction of pain
- Strengthening joint
- Optimization of muscle function
- Reduction in blood pressure
Several studies have found that the short foot reflection (5 or 10 minutes) can improve sleep quality and overcome the problem of insomnia.
Traditional massage typically uses oil but reflexology does not require any oil because the skin on the soles of the feet is different from the skin on other areas so that the presence of oil is not needed.
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