FOOT MASSAGE (REFLEXOLOGY) IN HONOLULU
According to ‘The Complete Illustrated Guide to Reflexology,’ “people of any age or sex–the elderly, women, men, teenagers, children and babies–can derive positive benefits from reflexology”. The technique of reflexology massage stimulates the meridians which promotes healing and relaxation. Every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body and when stimulated, can equate to a full body massage. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet connected to the whole body through the central nervous system. Massage of the feet, and therefore these nerve endings, stimulate the body which promotes self-healing. The technique of reflexology includes finger or thumb walking with a bamboo stick, where the reflexologist walks a bamboo stick over different areas of the foot in a set sequence of massaging and kneading of the foot. The experience is generally firm, but gentle, and should never cause discomfort or pain.
Due to the natural detox of reflexology, it’s recommended not drink alcohol in the 24 hours before or after a session, as the effects of alcohol can be intensified. Those with other health complications such as diabetes or having a pacemaker should not receive this type of treatment. Although individual results vary, the soothing action of reflexology generally leaves the recipient feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful.