BEST FEET FORWARD
SOOTHE YOUR SOLES – AND YOUR WHOLE BODY FOLLOWS.
For many of us, stress has become Public Enemy No. 1 – the root cause of various physical ailments and the trigger of numerous psychological woes. And even when it’s not the primary cause, stress can make an existing condition worse. Finding a healthy balance can be vitally important, and extremely difficult in today’s world. That’s why many people are turning to reflexology, an ancient technique that uses pressure-point massage to restore the flow of energy throughout the body.
“It is a science and art based on the principle that we have reflex areas in our feet, hands and ears that correspond to each organ, gland and part of the body,” says Laura Norman, M.S., certified reflexologist, licensed massage therapist and author of Feet First: A Guide to Reflexology.
There are nearly 15,000 nerves in the feet. Thus, Norman massaging the feet is calming and soothing to the nervous system.
“Relaxation is the key to better health and well-being,” she adds. “When we’re relaxed, everything in the body can function at a higher level, and everything, including circulation, energy and the lymphatic system, flows more easily. Just as stress breaks down the immune system, relaxation is going to help strengthen it. That is the key and main benefit of reflexology — the deep relaxation.” says,