- What is a foot reflex zone massage?
- What are the basics of reflex zone massage?
- When is a massage of the foot reflex zones recommended?
- When should it not be used?
- Duration, costs and booking
What is a foot reflex zone massage?
This is an alternative medical therapy method in which the entire body and the organ system can be influenced by massaging the reflex zones at the feet. Reflex zone therapy is based on the assumption that certain areas of the skin at the extremities, but also at the palms and ears, have a reflective connection to the internal organs. By treating the corresponding reflex zones, it can contribute to the alleviation or healing of various physical complaints. The massage is carried out on the soles of the feet, toes, heels and upper sides of the toes.
What are the basics of reflex zone massage?
The reflex zone massage äresembles the principle of Chinese acupressure or acupuncture, but is not to be confused with it, since the two therapy methods are based on different findings. The reflex zone massage known to us has its origin in North and Central American Indian people. Around 1913 the American physician William Fitzgerald systematized the foot reflex zone massage after he had observed that the natives massaged certain points on the foot with illnesses and pains and thus achieved an improvement.
The reflex zones and their interactions have also been known to the Egyptians, Indians and Chinese for thousands of years. Even in ancient times, doctors treated their patients by massaging their feet. Each organ has its own zone on the foot through which a balancing effect can be achieved on the corresponding organ. The left and right feet reflect the left and right half of the body. The same applies to the Hä;ndes. However, it has not yet been possible to explain scientifically how these long-distance effects occur in the body.
When is a massage of the foot reflex zones recommended?
- Chronic diseases
- stress and exhaustion
- Muscular tension
- immune system swings
- cardiovascular problems
Since the foot reflex zone massage has an influence on the entire body via the feet, the range of effects of this form of massage is very extensive. Basically, the massage can have a positive effect on all diseases of the organs, relieve or heal pain in various muscle groups and support the body in stress and exhaustion. It is usually used in addition to methods of conventional medicine. Several massage sessions are necessary to achieve the desired effect. As a rule, the symptoms improve with every further treatment.
When should it not be used?
- skin diseases
- open wounds on the feet
- Foot fungus
- acute venous injuries
- varicose veins
- high blood pressure
- psychic disorders
- serious diseases
Since, in contrast to other forms of massage, foot reflex zone massage is only performed on the feet, it is particularly important that they are healthy. Therefore, it cannot be used for skin diseases, open wounds on the feet or athlete's foot. It is also not recommended for patients with high blood pressure, acute vein injuries or varicose veins. It can have a relaxing effect during pregnancy, psychological distress or serious illnesses, but caution is required and in case of doubt you should always consult your doctor.
Duration, costs and booking
A effective treatment should last between 30 and 60 minutes.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
60 min / 135 francs
45 min / 110 francs
30 min / 85 francs
You can also book the treatment online directly here on the website.