The Art of Reflexology and Its Benefits


The art of reflexology dates back approximately 3,000 years. Reflexology is based on the Ancient Chinese Meridian system and is similar in its origin to acupressure and acupuncture. Each reflexology point correlates with an organ or body system.

When there is the presence of illness or disease, it is believed that these points- or meridians- become congested. Reflexology is known to relieve congestion along these points, therefore positively impacting health and alleviating symptoms of disease.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress.

Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Sometimes these practitioners use items, such as rubber balls, rubber bands and sticks of wood, to assist in their work. Practitioners of reflexology include chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, among others.

Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.”

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As part of the MedMassager team, we stand by our products. Each massager was designed specifically to increase circulation throughout the body. Our foot massagers are conveniently lined with nodules to trigger reflexology points on the feet and an arch bar to target every inch of your arches. Our body massagers come with a soft cushion, and an equally soft edge, perfectly designed to target reflexology points on the hands.

All it takes is 20 minutes on the lowest setting to equal a four-mile-walk circulation-wise. Our machines will not burn calories, but they will greatly increase circulation in a specific location and throughout the body.