Monday 28 February 2011

Feet and Health

I was thinking about how soaking my feet seems to send a relaxed feeling throughout my whole body.  Am I just imagining that I relax to this degree just through giving my feet some attention?

I don't think so.  That's the principle of reflexology isn't it?  Attention given to the feet having an effect on the rest of the body.  I don't profess to know too much about reflexology (find out more here).  I've had several sessions, mainly for relaxation rather than any specific health issues and had a general feeling of well-being afterwards.

I'm a rather "thinky" / "need to understand the science of it all" kind of person, so if the cause and effect of a therapy isn't immediately obvious to me, I feel like I'm missing something.  However, I've aimed to be more open to the things I don't understand and be more flexible - after all, if it works, do I really have to know how / why it works?

It was with this kind of attitude that I went into my first reflexology session - not really expecting anything to happen that would convince me one way or the other. It was a surprise to me that when the reflexology practitioner worked on a particular part of my foot  relating to my digestive system, my tummy started rumbling wildly and at a very loud volume!   This experience has lead me to be much more open to alternative /complimentary therapies in general.

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