ORIGINS OF FOOT REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is a practice that has existed for many centuries. It was originally a traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for over 5,000 years, and its benefits have been proven. In fact, the foot is considered by Asians as the part of the body that promotes good health. This method was then practiced in India and Egypt. Traces of these massages can be found in some Egyptian temples. Tibetans, at the top of their snowy mountains, have also been fervent followers for hundreds of years. In Asian culture, the foot is the mirror of the body.
In the West, at the beginning of the XXth century, in the United States Dr Fitzgerald who is the father of foot reflexology, develops «pressure points». He discovered the anesthetic effect of stimuli on certain parts of the body: the birth of zonal therapy.
Foot reflexology, as we know it today, was developed primarily by Eunice Ingham (1889 – 1974), an American physical therapist. She worked on thousands of feet verifying the location of the painful points and developed a mapping of the plantar reflex zones that transcribes the precise links between the reflex points of the soles of the feet and their parts corresponding in the rest of the body.
DESCRIPTION OF PODO-FASCIAS REFLEXOLOGY
It’s a technique that combines two therapies, foot reflexology and fascia release.
In plantar reflexology, we find under the feet all the nerve endings of each organ. When the body is suffering, the organs interact. Throughout our lives, our bodies accumulate tension, stress, fatigue. It will keep in mind all these traumas, what we will call “cellular memories” that come to a specific place of the body, often linked to an organ and create an imbalance.
The release of fascias are thin membranes (connective tissues) that wrap and connect all the organs together like a spider web. They are protective films that provide all the nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of organs.
The correlation between life-long emotional shocks and physical disorders is closely linked. What the mind does not express, the body lets us know.
Thus this therapeutic method affects both the physical and the psychic side. By laying hands on specific points in relation to an organ, this will make it possible to rebalance the organs, either stimulate them because they are in deficit or calm them because they are in excess.
This will help release all the tensions and toxins accumulated, let the energy, the blood circulate again and will stimulate our body bringing it the oxygen needed to regenerate the cells in the body. The patient regains a physical and psychic balance but also strength, vitality and comfort. The feeling of fatigue disappears and the pain fades. Everything regains its place and its good functioning.
The reflexology podo-fascias is open to anyone wishing to find a health, a well-being, a serenity. It is a gentle listening of oneself turned inward.
The session varies from 1h to 1h15 and is usually spaced between 3 and 4 weeks to allow the body time to assimilate the work put in place during the session and the time that the cell records the new information transmitted.
ITS SCOPE OF APPLICATION
- Digestive disorders: acidity, constipation, gastric reflux…
- Functional disorders: stress, sleep problems, migraines, fatigue, depression…
- Gynecological disorders: painful, irregular periods…
- ENT disorders: asthma, cold, sinusitis…
- Joint pain: back pain, low back pain, tendinitis, sprains, sciatica, torticolis, Dupuytren disease (carpal tunnel)…
- Post Operative Suites: Cancer
Reflexology Podo-Fascias, can be done curatively, or in a prevention before the body is in pain and to prevent tension, stress… This helps to regulate and strengthen the functions of the weakened organs, detoxifies the body and calms the associated emotions.
This therapy is part of complementary medicine. It does not claim to cure but relieves the ills of everyday life. It may accompany medical treatment, but it cannot be assimilated in any way to medical care. It is a valuable ally of traditional medicine.