The Mystery of Reflexology


This historic healing art was studied by myself at Morley College in London over 9 years ago and what I noticed was extraordinary.

How could the body be mirrored found on the soles of the feet? And who re-discovered this historic art and great zone theory?

Reflexology or zone theory advanced in the early piece of the 20th century within the research of Dr William Fitzgerald. He noticed, if a certain amount of stress were put on 1 piece of the body it may have a direct anaesthetic impact on a corresponding piece. This was the initial step in developing the zone theory. He later started working with Dr Edwin Bowers and together they persuaded their colleagues with their results.

To authenticate Reflexology Dr Bowers conducted a amount of experiments. In thus doing, he was drawn to the realisation, that in the event you apply stress to a certain region of the hand and then stick a pin in the corresponding zone path of the body, he perceived that the topic suffered no pain, truth be told, a great anesthetic impact was accomplished.

When Bowers and Fitzgerald introduced their discovery, all who witnessed were astounded by the results and in a brief room of time this resulted in different proponents – 1 being, Joseph Selbey Riley.

He went on to write a book about zone theory. But more importantly, 1 of his therapy assistants, Eunice Ingham, was to discover Reflexology equally worked equally effectively found on the feet and she became well-known as the founder of ‘foot Reflexology’.

Eunice Ingham implemented the map program of the feet, by charting the feet about the zone paths of the body. She also noticed, not merely does the stress theory have anesthetic effects, but by alternating the stress this resulted in great healing effects.

The alternating stress theory is the standard premise of Reflexology, by learning how every piece of the body is straight connected along the zonal paths to the regions of the feet.

Research continues to be being carried out as to why the secret of reflexology functions.

What we do understand is there are ten zones (pathways) in the body, which run within the top of the head right down to the soles of the feet. Blockages obstructing these zones are the outcome of significant degrees of strain, that have caused difficulties. During significant degrees of strain, the adrenalin hormone is introduced, raising blood stress, and releasing glucose/blood glucose. Over a time period deposits of glucose/blood glucose might shape in the feet, well-known as crystals, which feel like tiny, difficult stones.

If you start checking out this fascinating truth, you’ll shortly discover that whatever disorder lies in your body’s balance, it can show up as a raised region or perhaps a difficult crystal in the corresponding region of the foot. (Needless to say, calluses and different hardened regions of the foot resulting through footwear are to not be considered in the same way).

The aim of reflexology is to not diagnose, but to observe and treat by reversing the effects of strain and returning the body back to its homeostasis (balanced state). Finding the crystal deposits and working the feet slowly achieves this. (How you work the foot is discussed in piece 2 of the article).

Two true examples of the historic mystery:

My initially case research during my university course included a extremely sceptical elderly female who lived across the road from where I lived at the time.

During my see, I asked her to not divulge any of her ailments to me, as I would like to pin point these for myself. She responded with a look of ‘certain you’ll my dear’ and lay down on her sofa in readiness for the session.

In preparation for the reflexology session, I started with a massage to both of her feet. During this time, I spotted, tiny, raised lumps found on the instep of the proper and left soles of her feet. As this stamina line ran directly in the path line of the gall bladder region, I had small question that she was possibly suffering with gallstones. In truth, I would have been pretty amazed if she wasn’t.

‘Do you have gallstones by any chance?’ I asked her.

The woman sat bolt upright. ‘Yes I do, how on world…’

I carried on in a nonchalant means and worked on this blockage…to state I did this with a tinge of excitement at this discover was an understatement.

On my 2nd case research, I was available 1 of my parent’s neighbors. We conducted this in his conservatory where he lay down on a sunlight lounger. I started with all the normal warm up massage to both feet. This time, I became aware of deep puffiness to the region over the best of his feet and before the toes began. The place of the body, which corresponds with this power line, ran directly towards the chest region.

Then this was a little harder to decipher, it may have been a amount of difficulties. As this individual lived a healthy life-style, my inclination steered away within the heart being the cause and more towards a less severe condition, like asthma. I had to keep in your mind that I wasn’t there to diagnose, just to present my results and to then advise healthcare diagnosis.

I asked him if he had any issues with his chest, ‘no, there is nothing incorrect with me in that region, not even a cough. It’s really my boots that cause it.’

‘OK, but it would do no damage in the event you receive this checked out by a doctor,’ I advised.

He merely nodded and moved into the lounge, a small aghast, it appeared, by my statement.

I went away very put out that I could have upset him. There is a direction when performing reflexology, never worry a customer and I had clearly broken this.

I started researching as to why there ought to be puffiness in that region of John’s foot, but couldn’t come up with any explanation, additional than, if there are swollen regions, then it is actually a definite signal of blockage. I did feel quite worried about John, but I knew there was small I might do.

This didn’t receive solved for about six months. Next I received a telephone call from my mom. ‘John’s in hospital, he’s had a huge heart attack.’

I wasn’t amazed at all, particularly as I mentioned earlier, the swollen regions on his feet were really deep. But, John did go on to create a full healing, but he not did admit that the reflexology results may have prevented this, had he desired healthcare diagnosis after the reflexology.

Reflexology is a secret, why it functions, nobody actually knows for sure; all I may tell you is…it does work. Try it out for yourself and then choose for yourself why this historic healing art is today recognised in the UK NHS.

How To Work The Feet

Before trying Reflexology it is actually necessary to know, the key to Reflexology is observation combined with all the zone theory.

Warm Up Massage

Before you start thumb strolling, gently massage both feet. (Use oil should you prefer).

To do this, hold among the feet with both hands. Your fingers ought to be carrying the best of the foot and both your thumbs ought to be found on the soles of the feet. Now slide both thumbs within the heel, gradually but firmly up and towards the toes. As you reach the toes, fan your thumbs out across the toes, 1 to the left and the different to the appropriate. (Remember to keep in contact with all the feet at all times). Do the same for the alternative foot.

In purchase to thumb walk effectively, you have to remove the oil within the feet.

Thumb Walking

Hold the toes of the topic in 1 hand and bend them back somewhat. With the additional hand, put your thumb found on the center of the sole and the rest of the fingers carrying the best of the foot. Now walk your thumb forwards in the motion a caterpillar would move. All the time keeping your thumb in contact with all the foot and keeping a fast, steady stress without digging your thumb in at any point.

As you thumb walk along the sole of the foot, try to find any raised regions or difficult crystal deposits. If you find any, gently work these with your thumb.

Whilst you may be thumb strolling the feet, remember from time to time to check the topics face for signs of pain. If you do result discomfort, then your stress is a lot too fast and you should release the stress and practice strolling until you and your topic are comfortable.

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