REFLEXOLOGY An ancient healing technique that lets you de-stress and calms you. ARCHANA SUBRAMANIAN
How would you describe bliss? There are probably more than 100 answers …but some like me would say it’s a one-hour reflexology session at Spa Influence. Foot reflexology, according to senior therapist Wayan, involves massaging various points of the foot, each of which corresponds to a part in the body. Massaging each point has a beneficial effect on the corresponding body point, say reflexologists.
A session begins with your feet being washed and dried. Then you are led into a cosy room, which is also dark. All you need to tell the reflexologist is whether the pressure is fine or if you need a little more. Oil is heated over the candle and then applied to aid relaxation. Cucumber cream cools and helps soothe aching feet. First the leg is massaged from knee down.Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes the natural functioning of body parts. This system dates back to more than 5000 years when the massage worked to improve balance. For us today, however, foot reflexology works as a de-stressor and tension reliever; as nerve endings are stimulated. By the time the session ends, all you want to do is fall asleep, and the soothing music in the background adds to the feeling.
Take a look at some of the benefits: Toe-tips for example. Just 20 seconds of pressure is said to help those with sinus problems get relief from the pain and breathe better. Just below the toe are reflexes for the eyes ears and nose and the cerebrum. Pressure applied here eases eye strain, blocked nostrils and recurrent headaches. Similarly the middle of the foot has reflexes connected to the lungs liver, intestines, genitals and the lower most part of the foot has reflexes for the sciatic nerve. Reflexology is commonly used to treat sciatica or inflammation of the nerve, which runs from the buttocks down the back of your thigh. Towards the end a hot towel wrap seals in all the effect and helps you reap the benefits.And now that you know your feet are the meeting place for all the other parts…this massage makes sure you have good health at your feet!
Price: Rs. 900 plus tax for a 45-minute session.
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