1.1 WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is a massage system that works to repair the body nervous system. It does this first by eliminating toxins from the body and strengthens the nervous system to begin the healing process.
The most effective healing system in the world is the healing mechanism of the body. Though our modern way of life has weakened our immune system to a point it cannot do its work properly.
When the body immune system is strong, it fights every incoming illness and neutralises them.
Reflexology boost the function of the immune system.
1.2 REFLEXOLOGY HEALING MECHANISM
The strongest benefit of reflexology is that it eliminates toxins from the system. Once that is done, the body starts healing itself because the body has the most efficient healing system in the world second to none. Reflexology does this elimination by strengthening the body’s own system responsible for eliminating toxins, the lymphatic system.
Top on the list of toxins is stress, stress is the deadliest killer of our modern world. There are 2 kinds of stress, physical and emotional.
The main reason we succumb to illness is when our immune system is down due to toxins or stress and since modern life is not without some form of stress, our body’s healing mechanism fails when stress level is high.
As the toxin elimination kicks in, Reflexology begins to strengthen the nervous system to begin the healing process.
The combine massage system begins to restore all organs in the body to normal function. Those that are over productive and those that are under productive begin to be restored to normalcy.
It does this by specific massage to trigger points connected to organs in the body.
Overall health is attained.
Total health attainment is dependent on the nature of the illness and how badly the body has been damaged. Except in cases like stroke and arthritis and some degenerative health challenge, people begin to feel better and healthier after 10 massage sessions.
For minor health challenges, total health can be achieved after 3 months of massage but for major health challenges such as stroke and arthritis, fibroid, infertility, positive result is noticeable after about 6months of massage.
Secondly, this massage system is easy to do on oneself, if one has a good zeal and energy to massage himself, he can learn it and be massaging himself in a short time. If one attains this, first is that you will need less of me or any other professional masseur.
Two, you have got a key to everlasting health in your hands and will not need and other kind of massage.
Three, visits to the hospital will be reduced to the bearest minimal if not totally eliminated.
1.3 REFLEXOLOGY AND OTHER SYSTEM OF MASSAGE.
Reflexology is one of the 2 most effective massage system with the other one being acupressure. These are the main two massage system that works on the overall body system, all other massage system work on specific areas of the body.
The other massage systems and benefit
Benefits: Improved flexibility, greater range of motion, and temporary relief from pain are just a
few of the reported benefits of Thai massage.
B-Trigger point massage
Benefits: Eases pain caused by sciatica, rotator cuff issues, stiff joints, plantar fasciatis, and other specific
Benefits: Shiatsu massage is regarded as an excellent form of stress release as it promotes good
circulation and the production of oxytocin.
Benefits: Quicker workout recovery times, better range of motion, and improved performance are just
a few of the benefits reported by those who receive
regular sports massages.
Benefits: Besides helping to relieve tense areas, the heat from the stones can help improve blood flow.
Deep-tissue massage is ideal for releasing chronic tension and may also help improve range of
Benefit: Besides helping to relax the muscles and ease superficial tension, Swedish massage may also
help boost circulation throughout the body.
1.4 17 BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY
A-Relieves Pains and Aches, One of the benefits of reflexology is its ability to treat different types of aches and pains, such as neck pain, migraines, headaches, and upper and lower backaches. It relieves tension in the muscles that may often lead to these conditions. Headaches occurring due to stress can also be alleviated with foot massages. The massage treatment improved patients’ general well-being, ability to understand the causes of headache, ability to interpret body signals.
B- Nerve Function, Reflexology has been known to stimulate more than 7,000 different nervous endings. As our bodies age, these nerve endings become less sensitive. Having a foot reflexology can improve the function and reactivity of nervous endings. Reflexology also opens and cleans out neural pathways of various areas around the body. It is important to activate neural pathways to improve the manner of conveying information from the nervous system to the brain.
C- Fights Anxiety and Depression Serotonin, a hormone released by neurons in the brain, promotes happiness. Low levels of this hormone may result in bad mood and depression. Massaging the top of your toes can enhance the production of serotonin. The adrenal, hypothalamic, pineal and pituitary glands also play a role in emotions, including depression. Stimulating these reflex points by massaging the feet help in relieving the condition. It is also effective in alleviating anxiety and stress. Read more about relieving anxiety naturally
D- Improves Circulation.
One of the benefits of reflexology is an improvement in blood flow throughout the body. This means that blood and oxygen are transported through all areas more efficiently. Gently stroking the finger, hands, and feet will significantly enhance circulation to vital organs. The bodily systems function even better as more oxygen is cycled. This also increases metabolism and results in faster re-growth and healing of damaged cells. A foot reflexology massage before going to bed can enhance blood flow in lower extremities.
E- Makes Feet Healthier. You can keep your feet healthier with reflexology. It stimulates the muscles, reduces pain in the ankles and heels, and alleviates stiffness. This is one of the easiest ways to keep your feet free from all types of foot problems, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, as well as toenail fungus. A 5-minute foot massage every day can keep your ankles flexible and strong. This, in turn, will prevent unpleasant injuries. Massaging your feet with warm coconut or olive oil provides relief from inflammation and pain resulting from foot tendonitis. It is also an effective natural treatment for heel spurs.
F- stress relieve, Relaxation and Better Sleep. After a long working day, particularly after a day of standing, walking and running around, the best way to relax is to have a foot massage. As mentioned before, reflexology can open neural pathways and results in a more relaxed condition in the body. This reduces stress levels, triggering a state of calm throughout your mind and body. Foot massage before going to bed also induces sleep. Reflexology is commonly applied to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Fortunately, applying pressure on certain points help the body and nerves relax while improving blood circulation. Relaxation As mentioned above, reflexology has been known to open neural pathways, and this sort of free-flowing neural activity results in a more relaxed state in the body. For this reason, reflexology can flood your system with relaxation, inducing a state of calmness throughout your body and mind. In this same vein, reflexology is commonly used to cure sleep disorders.
Insomnia can be a very troubling condition to suffer through, but reflexology helps your body relax and get back to its normal, healthy Circadian rhythms.
G- Reduces PMS and Menopause Symptoms Most women suffer from irritability, dysmenorrhea, bloating, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and mood swings during PMS or premenstrual syndrome. These symptoms can be alleviated with daily massage. Reflexology is also useful for reducing menopause symptoms like depression and hot flashes. To treat the symptoms of PMS and menopause, the target point, known as Grandfather Grandson point, is located on the inner foot, where your big toe meets your foot. Apply gentle and firm pressure with warm oil for a few minutes to manage the symptoms.
H- Lowers Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension affects millions of people around the world and causes kidney disease, strokes and cardiovascular diseases. Reflexology has been found to lower systolic blood pressure and triglyceride effectively. If you or someone you know has high blood pressure, massage the solar plexus reflex point. This point can be easily located by squeezing each side of the foot. The visible hallow that forms is where the reflex point is. Press this for a few seconds with your thumb. Follow this treatment twice a week to lower blood pressure, prevent anxiety and enhance mood. Read more about lowering blood pressure naturally
I- Cancer Relief While reflexology does not directly cure cancer, it can provide relief from the side effects of various cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Daily massage can also help patients to sleep better, lower the chances of vomiting and other digestive problem and reduce anxiety. Reflexology is also known to increase blood flow and clear neural pathways, which may help to stimulate antioxidant activity and slow the spread of cancer.
J- Detoxification Excessive processed foods, additives and pollution increases the levels of toxins in our bodies and impedes the proper functions of vital organs resulting in aches, fever, pains, and fatigue. One of the best ways to eliminate toxins from the body is reflexology. It has been shown that reflexology can improve the function of the bladder, making it more efficient in eliminating toxins and other unwanted substances. This lowers the risk of urinary tract infections and other health diseases.
K- Soothe Many Diseases, reflexology can help to soothe many diseases. Any diseases related to the nerve can be eliminated by stimulated the blood flow which related to the system in the foot. Such as kidney issues or any diseases related to the brain or stomach.
L- Improves Digestive System Foot massage can help to promote the digestive system. The digestive body parts related to the foot nerve can be optimize. Therefore, it can produce a proper digestive hormone which can effectively change the food into an energy. Furthermore it will help to absorb important nutrient and avoid the form of unwanted fats.
M- Avoid Cardiovascular Disease Massaging the foot will impact the optimum blood circulation. Therefore, it is good to maintain cardiovascular system. It can help to avoid cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack. Furthermore, applying regular massage once in a week will benefit to avoid the damage of the blood vessel.
N- Boosted Energy Levels By aligning the functioning of various organ and muscle systems, reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body. If you need a boost of energy or are always feeling sluggish, perhaps a reflexology session can help put some pep back in your step! Increased Circulation One of the most well-known and verified benefits of reflexology is an improvement in circulation throughout the body, which means that blood and oxygen are being cycled through the body more effectively. This means more oxygen reaches vital organ systems, thereby optimizing their functioning and further increasing the metabolism. This also results in faster healing and re-growth of damaged cells.
O- Elimination of Toxins Reflexology has been shown to improve bladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and all organ functions and to reduce urinary tract issues. What this means in terms of toxicity is a more efficient system of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances, thereby protecting your body from the various diseases and health conditions that can often arise from a compromised urinary system. Nervous System Stimulation The open neural pathways can benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. It not only enhances the brain’s ability to handle input more effectively, thereby speeding up our cognitive powers, but also boosts memory.
Reduction in Headaches Reflexology is primarily used by many people as a method of eliminating pain.
Studies have shown that reflexology can be very beneficial for pregnant women, particularly in terms of labor lengths and their need for analgesics during labor and postpartum recovery time. Beyond that, due to many of the health benefits already outlined above, it can reduce the chances of postpartum depression and can also help a woman’s body heal itself faster and get back to its normal metabolic activity quickly.
- Fights depression: Foot massage and reflexology helps in fighting depression. Certain points on the feet are helpful in alleviating depression symptoms. Massaging these points or applying pressure to them for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day can help relieve symptoms of depression.
- In some cases, Reflexology has also show to make women conceive when done over a long period of time.
1.5 ADVANTAGE OF REFLEXOLOGY OVER OTHER MASSAGE SYSTEM.
1- Reflexology has the advantage of restoring total health, this is due to its all inclusive method of point massage. This is unlike many other massage system that seeks to relieve symptom only without treating the root cause.
2- Reflexology builds the body immune system and restores proper functioning for over or under performing organs.
3- Reflexology restores hormone function
4 – Reflexology is one of the few massage systems that treats all parts of the body. The other all inclusive massage system is acupressure.
1.6 SPECIFIC HEALING MECHANISM
Reflexology works first by energising the nerve system of the body.
Secondly, it builds the body immune system through expelling toxins from the body. Once toxins are expelled from the body, then the immune system can start healing (repairing) the body.
1.7 ADVICE TO SPEED UP HEALING.
1- A general fast (dry 3 days or 6-3/6 for one week) will jumpstart the body to eliminate toxins. This i call a health fast, where you are allowed to drink water and eat only vegetables. If you can do without the vegetables, that will be excellent.
To do this
You can feed on fruits alone for this 3 days or 1 week or you can eat only one light meal of cooked food.
2- When you start feeling the need for more sleep, do not fight it, sleep more.
3- Sleep more at night, this is for those who spend late nights awake due to work or other reasons. The body heals itself more at night while asleep.
4- Totally abstain from or reduce to the bearest minimal things like alcohol, coffee, white sugar, too much bread,
1.8 WHAT REFLEXOLOGY WILL NOT DO.
1- Reflexology does not promise instant relieve from health challenge. It is a process that is slow but deep in its effect.
2- As a form of treatment, refloxogist do not recommend patients to stop other forms of therapy. The decision to stop other forms of therapy will be decided by the patient himself if need be. And this is when sufficient improvement has taken place in your health.
3- Reflexology is a massage that works on the body nervous system by strengthening it and expels toxins from the body, toxins built up over the years, hence it is a gradual process that should be done over time for deep results.
3- Reflexologist do not diagnose ailment, we work based on what your medical doctor diagnosis.
1.9 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT OF REFLEXOLOGY AFTER MULTIPLE MASSAGE SESSIONS.
1- You will notice increased urination. This is because your body has started eliminating more toxins.
2- Your urine may smell worse than it used to, this is because of the presence of increased toxin.
3- You will also notice worse smell of your toilet.
4- You may sweat more often; this is because your body is seeking for multiple ways to expel toxins as a result of increased healing activity.
5- You may find that you yawn often.
6- You will notice increase sleep, you will feel sleepy earlier and want to wake up later then you used. This is due to the more relaxed nerves.
2.0 VISIBLE SIGNS OF HEALING PROCESS
1- You will look younger and more beautiful.
2- You will experience inner wellbeing and ease.
3- You will feel happier and more satisfied.
4- All body pains will be reduced to the bearest minimal.
5- You will experience improved functioning of your organs.
6- Your body will regrow new cells and start repairing old and damaged cells as well as eliminate massive toxins from the system.
Note- For degenerative health issues such as stroke, diabetes, arthritis, rheumatism and others, this 3 months jumpstart is to begin the process, after this initial jumpstart, you can continue with 2 sessions weekly.
All massage plans start with the basic detoxification process, this detoxification lasts for 3 months of 2 massage sessions a week. This the basic detoxification is the beginning of health restoration, for minor issues, you can get total health within this three months and if you can massage yourself by this time, you will no longer need me to come massage you except occasionally when you need a professional touch.
- Basic massage plan ( Once a week massage)
This plan is for people with mild health challenges such as general body pain, sleepless night (insomnia), back or waist pain. This plan is also good for those who want to massage as a way to relax the body and mind. The benefit is that they will build a stronger immune system and drain their body of work stress or other forms of stress.
- Basic detoxification plan (2 sessions massage a week for 3 months )
This plan is for those with degenerative health challenges such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, organ problem like kidney stone, liver problem and any other organ. This can also be done for enhanced beauty and youthful look.
- Health Recovery (3 massage sessions a week)
3 X 4 weeks =12 sessions
After this 3 months period, you can come down to 2 massage sessions per week.
massage session costs N 6,000