Nowadays, there is almost no natural stimulation of the reflex zones of our feet. Our lifestyle prevents us from walking across rough terrain and bumpy roads. Furthermore, the natural blood flow is usually restrained by narrow shoes.
Foot reflexology is based on the knowledge of interrelations between certain areas of our feet and the inner organs, nerves and joints. The feet are hereby understood as mirror images of the entire body.
Insufficient functionality as well as sickness leave their traces within the respective reflex zones of our feet that can be felt as a hardening. With the aid of gentle foot reflexology, blood circulation in our feet, our circulatory system as a whole as well as our metabolism are stimulated.
This way, the self-healing powers of our bodies are activated, which results in a positive influence on the body and our physical well-being (e.g. in case of migraines, vegetative disorders, pains of the locomotor system, functional disturbances of the inner organs etc.).
Even though foot reflexology is not a wellness massage, this treatment can be understood as a gentle intervention within the physical matrix. After all, treatment does not occur on the organ itself, but is rather performed on the periphery of the body.
The contemporary form of foot reflexology is based on ancient knowledge. In several cultural areas throughout the world, there are records of the curative effects induced by activating certain endogenous regions as well as of the positive impact of those massage methods on the physical and mental well-being.
More than 4,000 years ago, a treatment that made use of pressure points had already been practiced in China and India.
Even today, several Indian tribes treat their patients by making use of these pressure points. In Egyptian pyramids and in Inca drawings, images depicting those pressure points were also found.
Within the European area, scriptures about comparable non-invasive treatment methods exist as well, such as that of the Leipzig physician Dr. Ball which dates back to 1562.
Duration: 30 or 60 minutes