Foot Reflexology: what it is and why it is important
Foot reflexology is an ancient and powerful technique which aims to rebalance the whole body’s energy by pressing specific points on the foot’s sole, and it‘s one of the best wellness experiences you can have while in Florence.
What is exactly the Foot reflexology technique?
Foot Reflexology is a specific massage technique which is mainly applied on the feet, and possibly on the hands. It is based on the principle that all the organs, glands and parts of the body are reflected on the feet and hands. Applying the reflexology massage can therefore have an effect or affect the organ corresponding to the stimulated reflex.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy based on the principle that every aspect of the subject’s life affects the well-being and health of the person, and therefore works with the aim of rebalancing the entire organism in order to stimulate its self-healing abilities. The roots of this technique is traced back to ancient civilizations, especially the eastern ones. In India about 4000 years ago the first Vedas were written (ancient sacred texts in Sanskrit) where it is told that “no one will be caught by any disease who will massage his feet before going to sleep”.
Why is Foot reflexology important?
Foot reflexology has many benefits on the bodies and souls, mostly because it clears the channels of blocked energy throughout the whole body. By pressing specifics points on the feet it moves the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses which ultimately improves overall health and balance.
Besides balancing the overall body energy, foot reflexology also boost the immune system (by taking the toxins off the body) and increase blood circulation.
Do not miss this wellness experience while you’re in Florence, Italy
Reflexology is one of the most popular types of massage and that’s why it spread its roots in Florence too for some years now, becoming at nowadays one of the most beautiful experiences to have while in this beautiful city. Florence is a majestic city, full of art and history and due to these reasons usually drives everybody crazy and all the people want to normally do is just to get lost around and maximize every single second they get to spend in this fairly city. This can though be the hell tiring, living the travellers not enough strength to get the most of their time in the city.
Luckily, beyond the feel-good effects of the treatment itself, the practice and purpose go deeper than the skin and muscles. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just a few of the movements you’ll experience during a treatment.
Can you imagine a better way to end a day full city tours than a marvellous massage which will restore your tiredness while rebalancing your whole body’s energy and making you ready to go discover again?!