Hand reflexology is an ancient healing practice that targets specific areas of your body by applying pressure to points on the hands. It’s a quick and simple treatment that helps alleviate a variety of ailments and issues. It has been known to be effective in bringing about instant relief from pain and tension.
Hand Reflexology shares the same principles as foot reflexology. In summary, reflexology is an ancient non-invasive healing art that takes a holistic approach to reducing stress, and other forms of discomfort, by focusing on the central nervous system. We all have reflex points on our feet, hands, ears, and face that directly correspond to the body’s organs (e.g., liver, kidneys, lungs etc.) and systems (e.g., lymphatic, endocrine, muscular, etc.). When gentle to firm pressure and massage are applied to targeted reflexes, it triggers a positive effect that allows the body to relax, release endorphins, and open internal blockages brought on by pain and stress. Reflexology treats many conditions, including foot pain (e.g., Plantar Fasciitis), shoulder, neck and back pain. It helps tackle some physiological issues too, such as depression, anxiety, and lack of concentration. This applies to the hands as well. When pressure is applied to specific parts of the hands, the energy can travel freely through the body having stimulated targeted reflex points. By removing the blockages, a Reflexology Therapist can restore balance and well-being to the whole body.
Even though a hand massage may seem simple, it can provide a whole host of health benefits which include:
- Boosting blood flow or circulation.
- Increase flexibility by improving joint mobility.
- Pain relief from chronic issues such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hand reflexology treatments may also provide some relief for:
- Shoulder and back pain
- Sports injuries
- IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome
- Symptoms of menopause
- Sinus issues
If you’re interested in trying Hand Reflexology, the best thing to do is seek out a trained Reflexology Therapist. They’ll be able to apply their specialized knowledge to treat what ails you.