Hands to work and feet to run




The feet and hands can do so much


Reflexology is perfect for those hard working carpals and tarsals. Carried out through either the feet or hands, as well as the benefits felt in the body, clients also report improved mobility and dexterity in their hands and feet


The Feet


Its estimated that there are up to 200,000 ‘exteroceptor’ nerves in the feet, these ‘sense’ external stimuli and communicate the information through the central nervous system to the brain


We know from the research into barefoot training for running that the nerves in the feet are communicating with the brain, which in turn communicates with the bodies systems to make adjustments for performance


It’s believed that during a reflexology treatment a large percentage of those exteroceptors and nerve endings in the feet may be stimulated.


How often do you think about what your feet do for you?

Take a moment now. How do the feet balance you? Move you? What do they feel like if you jog on the spot? Do a few little jumps. How does the energy of your feet travel through you?

It's good to think about those connections.

When you let your mind observe yourself, you are creating awareness in your body, this in turns encourages good connectivity for our mobility in life.


If you've damaged your feet in an accident, then imagine how might it feel if they were moving. No need

to make the movement, just think it. Research indicates it may help the nerve responses in the brain to think about those connections



The Hands


The hands also total around 17,000 touch receptors and nerve endings in the palm!

These pick up sensations (including movement, vibration, pressure, heat, atmosphere) so it is with good reason that the sense of touch is primarily associated with the hand!


When you are under pressure to finish a project or a job, do you find yourself doing a few hand claps to 'gee' yourself on?

This action can stimulate the nerves and creates the impetus to 'get going'.

Try now - spend a few moments clapping. Then pause. Observe the energy in your body. How does your see brain feel? Now have another go. Can you feel your brain waking up?



It's good to take care of your hands and feet!


Reflexology and other complimentary alternative medicines are great for use as part of an overall health care plan. If you are suffering from illness it's good to first discuss your requirements with your GP or health specialist prior to commencing a course of Holistic Therapy


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