One of the treatments offered at Total Health Systems are reflexology massages. Normally we think of massage as full body pressure that improves circulation and relaxes muscles. Reflexology massage is different in that it is more focused and specific. Instead of applying pressure over the entire body, reflexology massages target points on the ears, hands and feet to achieve a particular result.
What is Reflexology Massage?
Reflexologists use “maps” of the feet, hands and ears to target “reflex points” in these areas. These points are thought to correspond to specific body parts and targeted pressure on these points can reduce pain and discomfort in the corresponding areas of the body. For instance, organs on the right side of the body correspond to the right foot while organs on the left side correspond to the left foot. So, if the target organ is the gallbladder which is on the right side, the reflexologist would focus on the corresponding area of the right foot. The application of pressure on specific reflex points offers many benefits.
What are the Benefits?
Like other forms of massage, a major benefit of reflexology is stress relief. However, reflexology massage helps with many other conditions as well.
- Sinus problems
- Circulatory issues
- Digestive trouble
- Chronic pain
- Hormone imbalances
- Sports injuries
Reflexology is meant to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. While almost everyone can benefit from reflexology, it is meant to complement, not replace standard medical treatment.
Where Can I Find Reflexology Massage Near Me?
Total Health Systems offers a variety of wellness services including reflexology massage in Macomb MI. Our staff of chiropractors, physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists and nutrition and fitness experts strive to provide a whole-body health experience. If you’d like to learn more about our reflexology massage treatment or any other services, contact us online today.