Ask the Fitness Expert: Five Reasons to Love Reflexology

“Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream or lotion,” says Massage Therapist John Vassallo. “It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body.

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The Question: What are the benefits of reflexology?

Massage Therapist John Vassallo says: Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways. Let me count down the Top 5 Reflexology Benefits:

5) Creates relaxation through firm pressure to the soles of feet

4)Reduces pain with focus on the foot that is connected with specific organs

3)Improves blood flow to the feet, brain, kidneys and intestines.

2)Impact on physiological measures

1)Eases pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects: Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia. In addition, reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety, urination and bowel movements.

John Vassallo, Massage Therapist is available for Reflexology in addition to the wonderful bodywork he provides. John can be contacted 631-786-6406 or by email at [email protected].

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