Impacting Stroke Recovery With Reflexology
Reflexology has been used to assist stroke rehabilitation by improving circulation and helping to adjust body imbalances. The use of this gentle treatment supports those recovering from stroke and enhances over-all well being.
Reflexology is a natural healing art. It is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands, feet and ears that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Reflexology encourages greater relaxation and increases the overall effectiveness of the body's ability to heal.
Foot work practices have existed throughout the history of humankind. Modern reflexology dates back to 1913 when Dr William Fitzgerald introduced 'zone therapy'(areas within the same zone of the body) to the Western world.