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.