What is Reflexology therapy?

Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. People who practice this technique are called reflexologists.

Reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these parts offers a range of health benefits.

Read on to learn more about how reflexology works and whether it's worth a try.

 

How does Reflexology therapy work?

 

Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi.

This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free.

In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet, hands, and ears to determine where they should apply pressure.

 

What are the benefits of Reflexology therapy?

Reflexology increases the flow of energy, increases the circulation and stimulates the digestive system. It is so effective at this that most people feel a need to pee after a session, and are nearly always thirsty, as toxins are eliminated from the body. It is also recommended that you do not drink alcohol in the 24 hours before or after a session, as the effects of the alcohol can be multiplied. It is also inadvisable to have reflexology if you have a pacemaker fitted, or if you have diabetes.

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Foot Reflexology & Scrub for Two

Foot Reflexology & Scrub for Two 1

The treatment starts with a feet exfoliation, followed by 20 minutes reflexology therapy. Perfect to recover from the Porto hard walking tours.

Duration: 00:30

Price: 58 €

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Foot Reflexology & Scrub 2

The treatment starts with a feet exfoliation, followed by 20 minutes reflexology therapy. Perfect to recover from the Porto hard walking tours.

Duration: 00:30

Price: 30 €