massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body.
Reflexology is normally done without the use of oil, cream or lotion.
The following charts show how parts of your feet correspond to different body parts:
In general, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset the body’s equilibrium.
- Blood flow to the feet, brain, kidneys and intestines
- Post-operative recovery
- Medical care
- Mental health – reduces depression and anxiety
- Complements cancer care – easing pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or anxiety for chemotherapy patients
- Pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects
When you call the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club at (619) 295-3516 to book your next massage, let them know if you are interested in receiving a Reflexology Massage from one of our exceptional Massage Therapists!