Reflexology beauty

12th Nov 12 | Beauty

Reflexology beauty

Could reflexology be the answer to your skincare woes?

With its much-acknowledged body benefits, reflexology is often hailed as a holistic wonder.

But could the alternative medicine heal your skincare woes as well as healing your body?

Skin is, after all, the largest organ in the human body and acts as a protection from the elements.

So, how exactly does reflexology work? And can it offer a fabulously glowing complexion?

In short, the answer is probably. The natural healing process is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.

Through application of pressure on these, the feet being the main area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

It can help to correct imbalances within the body and can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, and rosacea to name a few.

One of the main reasons it seems to work is because it can help detoxify the skin, through manipulating pressure points in the feet that help the kidneys and other organs function optimally.

The lymphatic system also benefits, and this is a key part of getting rid of toxins that may accumulate in our bodies.

Fancy trying it out for yourself? Here is a simple look at the main reflexology areas.

The toe - treats the head and neck area, pituitary gland, brain, eyes, ears.

Ball of foot - treats the lungs, heart, thyroid, parathyroid, neck diaphragm.

Foot arch - abdominal area, liver, gall bladder, stomach, pancreas

Heel - helps the pelvic area, pelvis, sciatic nerve.

Outer foot - treats the knee, hip, elbow, shoulder.

Top of foot - for breasts and circulation.

So, there you have it, the glowing skin you dream of could be just a foot massage away!

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