Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary practice involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands, and outer ears.
Reflexology is the practice of stimulating reflextion zones on feet and hands to affect changes to the linked organs of the body for better health. The Chinese believe every meridian point in our foot reflex to a part of our body system. Foot pain, foot tenderness or foot numbness indicates what system of the body may have become imbalanced. Reflexology addresses these imbalances and brings the root of the imbalance into awareness.
Foot Reflexology technique utilizes reflextion zones on feet to provide relief for a variety of illnesses as well as to energize the body system, relax your body, decrease pain, improve circulation, improve elimination, and provide a simple way to bring your body back into balance again. Reflexologist believe that the body is represented on the feet through a system of reflexes mapped out on specific areas around the feet. Reflexology is not massage, as there is no rubbing except perhaps at the end of a session. A foot massage simply aids overall relaxation.
Regular use of The Green Board for reflexology clears the meridians and stimulates the healthy flow of chi, and circulation, through the body. You could compare the effects of The Green Board to a musician tuning an instrument before every performance. There are many points on the bottom of the feet, correlating to internal organs. When you stand and walk on the raised bumps of The Green Board, the pressure “tunes” the body by stimulating and balancing hormones, organs, the immune system and blood flow throughout the body.
The method for home care is simple: walk on the board for 10-20 minutes daily. Walking on the board is a no-cost shortcut to boosting and re-balancing your energy. You may use it in the kitchen while chopping vegetables or washing dishes, or at work while making business deals on the phone.
Walking on the board daily will benefit those who get regular reflexology treatments between practitioner appointments and while traveling, as well as helping those who do not have access to professional treatments. Regular use provides profound results! Why doesn’t everyone have a reflexology board near their kitchen sink or in their suitcase?!
To get the most out of your treatment start an hour after eating. Walk on The Green Reflexology Board for ten to twenty minutes each day. When you are done, drink a full glass of warm water.
There may be some discomfort at first. If so, you can put towels over the bumps and/or wear socks. You will find that as you become healthier and stronger you’ll need fewer layers and socks will be an option.Use of The Green Reflexology Board should remain comfortable and stimulating. The points that give the most discomfort refer to areas or organs in the body that need the most healing. With regular use of the board, these points will become less sensitive over time.
It is best to walk on the board in every possible direction to expose all of the areas of your feet to as much stimulation as possible. Of course the areas that hurt the most are the ones that need the most help. You will be able to give more and more pressure to these areas as you get healthier. While the soaking and walking treatment described above is the deluxe approach, it is also beneficial to keep a board under your desk or under your feet on a long plane flight.