Dec 11, 2013

Foot reflexology and Diabetes

 Foot Reflexology can be very beneficial for people with Diabetes. With numbness feet can be easily injured without awareness of foot pain. When the feet go numb, Foot Reflexology helps bring the feeling and circulation back.

Foot Reflexology is not a cure, but including regular foot reflexology treatments into diabetic foot care can help to stabilize the symptoms.

The sole of each foot and the palm of each hand, contain a reflexology map of the whole anatomy. Applying direct pressure to these specific points, may help the body heal itself by stimulating circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, assisting the elimination of toxins trapped in the tissues, and by bringing awareness to buried emotional stressors.

The basic technique involves the use of the thumb and fingers to apply pressure to all of the reflexology pressure points. Reflexology treats the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances corresponding to all aspects of the human life.


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Nov 11, 2013

What is the Differnce Between a Foot Massage and Foot Reflexology?

When foot pain, soreness, or numbness are present, a general foot massage feels relaxing and stimulates the circulation of the feet. However, even a good foot massage is not as direct or effective as a foot reflexology treatment.

Your footprints and your handprints are your own unique identification. In hand and foot reflexology, the reflexology pressure points on your feet and hands represent your individual anatomy.

Life sustaining energy courses throughout our bodies as electrical current, traveling along zones and meridians that end at pressure points in the feet and hands. The application of direct pressure to the reflex-zones or pressure points in the hands or feet, promotes a healing response (or reflex) in the corresponding anatomy.

A reflexology treatment is a systematic application of direct pressure on specific reflexology pressure points. Every part of the anatomy is connected to the foot and is represented by a reflex-zone located on a specific part of the foot. By accurately applying pressure to these specific areas, the relevant part of the foot and/or body is contacted.

Foot reflexology increases the circulation of the feet as well as the entire body. Foot reflexology is more medicinal than the general surface rubbing of a regular foot massage. However, foot reflexology is done without oils or lotions, therefore an oil foot massage can be very beneficial for the skin and for relaxation.

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Oct 18, 2013


Introduction to Reflexology:
November 17, 2013 10:00AM-5:00PM, UCSC  
cost:$50   Call 459-2668 or Register online 
at www.UCSCRecreation.com . Class size is limited.




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Oct 11, 2013

Should I use a Foot Massage Machine?

A reflexology treatment is a systematic application of direct pressure on specific reflexology pressure points. Every part of the anatomy is connected to the foot and is represented by a reflex-zone located on a specific part of the foot. By accurately applying pressure to these specific areas, the relevant part of the foot and/or body is contacted.

Foot reflexology increases the circulation of the feet as well as the entire body. Foot reflexology is more medicinal than the general surface rubbing of a regular foot massage. However, foot reflexology is done without oils or lotions, therefore an oil foot massage can be very beneficial for the skin and for relaxation.

Foot Massage Machines provide stimulation to increases circulation and relax the feet. However, a foot reflexology treatment is more direct and specific than using a foot massage machine.

With a machine it is difficult to reach all the surface area of the feet and to control the effect on the reflexology pressure points. There is also the possibility of over-or under-stimulating the reflexology pressure points when using a foot massage machine. 

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Sep 12, 2013

Foot Reflexology Cured My Back Pain

IN 1984 I BADLY INJURED MY BACK. For the next three years I tried to rehabilitate and manage the pain in my back with many types of therapy. I finally made the decision to have back surgery.

The nerve damage from the ruptured disc had spread down my leg and I had a case of drop foot. For the two years following surgery I was labeled 50 percent permanently disabled and I was still walking with a cane. I felt like I had tried everything when a massage therapist referred me to a European foot reflexologist, Ulla Meyherhof.

After the first session I had regained about 60 percent of the feeling in my calf. I walked out of that session without the use of my cane. After about five months of regular reflexology sessions, the pain in my back diminished completely.

Through the course of my foot reflexology treatments, my chronic digestive problems were addressed and my glaucoma was stabilized. Foot reflexology treatments administered by Ulla were also enormously helpful in my mother’s dying process.

The other part of my story is really a miracle that I attribute to the benefits of reflexology. Doctors told me throughout my life that I would never conceive a child. I had been plagued with endometriosis, the root of my back problems. After my back got better, I got pregnant with the son I was told I would never have. He gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the powerful healing effect of reflexology on mind, body and soul.

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Aug 11, 2013

A Brief History of Reflexology

 Reflexology is an ancient technique of applying pressure to reflex points of the feet and hands. This ancient healing art has been traced back to ancient China. Archeologists have found stone-carved stone reflexology charts of Buddha’s feet dating to around 40 B.C. For more background on the history of reflexology see Sokushin Do History. 
 
Foot reflexology later traveled to Japan during the Tang dynasty and spread in other parts of Asia such as present day Korea and Thailand. Egyptian hieroglyphics discovered in the tomb of Ankhmahor, a ka-priest from 2400 BC, depict a foot and hand reflexology treatment in progress.

Foot Reflexology became part of mainstream medical therapy in India, and flourished in European countries such as Germany where the course of study is comparable to that of a medical physician. Reflexology eventually found its way to America and was popularized when Eunice Ingham published her best-selling book, "Stories The Feet Can Tell".


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