Foot Reflexology: what is it and what are its benefits?

Artepil   |   2021-05-19   |   Health Tips
Foot reflexology is the use of massage and acupressure techniques on the feet, and is the study of the physical and pathological reflex activity that precedes an illness. 

This method of healing is based on the existence of reflex zones in the feet, which represent each organ of the human body. The foot is the thumbnail representation of the human body: each reflex zone corresponds to an organ, a gland or a part of the body. A touch applied to the reflex zones makes it possible to locate tensions and other dysfunctions. The activation of certain points on the foot by simple pressure allows acting on the organs in imbalance to improve their condition and revitalize them.

Reflexology acts both preventive and curative on the physical and emotional balance of people.

Benefits of reflexology

  • Helps fight stress
  • Relaxes 
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Stimulates nerve impulses
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes the elimination of toxins

By helping to maintain or restore the body's physiological balance, reflexology immediately brings physical and mental well-being and increased vitality.

Thanks to reflexology, the body can regain its balance and harmony gradually and naturally.

For whom is reflexology?

Reflexology works and is suitable for all ages, from babies to older adults. It is excellent for combating the following conditions: 

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depressive states
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems, such as constipation, bloating and acid reflux -Back pain and sciatica
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder tension 
  • Joint or muscular pain and problems
  • Respiratory disorders, such as sleep apnea, bronchitis, and rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Endocrine disorders, such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism and symptoms related to menopause.

A reflexology session, also known as reflexotherapy, can vary from person to person and will be, for example, gentle for children and people who are very ill, weak or very old. The session may be more dynamic for people who are very tired.

Artepil: reflexology therapy in Puerto Vallarta

Do you want to feel less stressed and with more vitality? Do you need to relieve some pain or strengthen your body? Don't hesitate to contact us!

At Artepil we have foot reflexology therapies performed by professionals who will provide you with a unique relaxing and healing experience. 

Pampering you is our art, so in addition to foot reflexology, we have an extensive range of massages, treatments and other services to fill your body with vitality, health and beauty. 

We have different locations in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta. Book your appointment online and we will gladly assist you in the branch, day and time that best suits you.
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