Bodytox & Reflexology – what you should know
Reflexology is a type of therapy that applies gentle pressure to areas on the feet that might help to alleviate stress and promote a relaxing effect.
The way reflexology connects spots on the outside of your body to the inside is similar to acupuncture, a treatment recognised and supported by worldwide health organisations.
According to medical knowledge, the human body has over 360 acupuncture points, with 60 of these and some 7000 nerve endings located on the soles of the feet alone. Reflexology, as with other foot therapies, works on similar principles to Bodytox Foot Patches, based on the theory that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body.
Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing response in the corresponding organs and parts of the body.
For a night-time spa-patch experience, you can use the foot chart to guide you as to where in your body you are looking to target. Then, the following morning, through the darker colour tones in your patches, you can then align the patches to focus more on these areas which are more stained.
reflexology - benefits
Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. But the benefits might go deeper if you have certain health issues.
Some people with medical conditions find that they feel less pain and discomfort if they have less stress, and reflexology may help with that. Researchers reviewed 17 studies of the psychological benefits of the therapy and found that it boosted feelings of well-being and made it easier for people to manage their conditions.
More research is needed to see if reflexology can have a direct effect on specific conditions, but based on what is known so far, reflexology may ease:
- Anxiety among people who have had heart surgery
- Arthritis pain
- Some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, like fatigue and uncomfortable skin sensations
- Emotional and physical pain caused by cancer
It may also help:
- Improve sinus issues
- Relieve back pain
- Ease constipation
Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you're seeking relaxation and stress relief.
do I need to be a reflexologist to benefit from bodytox foot patches?
No, the foot patches’ blend of ingredients act using the same principles of reflexology, so you don’t need to be a reflexologist to feel the benefits of bodytox foot patches.
how does reflexology work?
There are different theories about how reflexology works, but the underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or "reflex areas" on the feet that are energetically connected and mirrored to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body.
By applying pressure to reflex areas, you can remove energy blockages and promote relieve to related body area. Here are some examples of reflex areas and their corresponding body parts:
- The tips of the toes reflect the head
- The heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
- The liver, pancreas, and kidney are in the arch of the foot
- Low back and intestines are towards the heel
According to reflexologists, pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress and has positive effects on your breathing, blood flow, immune response, and more.
Did you know? Basic warm touch calms cardiovascular stress. It activates the body's vagus nerve, which is intimately involved with our compassionate response, and a simple touch can trigger the release of oxytocin, aka “the love hormone.”
is reflexology safe for everyone?
Everyone can benefit from reflexology where studies have appointed it to be safe for most people, even people who are very ill.
The only time that you shouldn’t have reflexology is if you’re recovering from an injured foot or have gout, if pregnant, if you have a chronic condition, a disease that affects your feet or legs, or arthritis in your feet or ankles, and those with blood clots should speak with their general practitioner or pharmacist first. Reflexology may also not be right for people with diabetes, osteoarthritis (affecting the ankle or foot), circulatory problems, active infections, kidney stones, or certain types of cancer. In doubt, always consult your doctor.