Foot reflexology is effective in bringing about a deep state of relaxation. The solar plexus is the nerve center where stress is stored. When the solar plexus reflex point is pressed, the stress is released, it is as if all of the stress in the body is eliminated. Because stress can greatly affect the immune system and leave one to be vulnerable to serious illnesses, it is important to relieve it. Reflexology can help in this small,yet powerful way.
Reflexology can improve blood circulation in the feet and throughout the body. The gentle stroking of the feet and the application of hand and finger techniques improves blood flow to vital organs. The blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to these organs, nourishing body tissues. In the same manner, if a part of the body is injured, foot reflexology can help repair the injured tissue.
Foot reflexology is effective for pain management. When reflexology is applied to the feet, more endorphins are produced to block pain signals to the brain. People who are experiencing pain may get significant relief through reflexology.
Foot reflexology can bring balance when constipation is an issue. Stimulation of the intestine, colon and other corresponding reflexes can make elimination easier and return it to a normal state.
Because oxygen is required to keep the cells of the body in a healthy state, foot reflexology can help to deliver vital oxygen to our brain cells. Stimulation of the brain reflexes on the feet improves circulation of blood to the head.