Reflexology is becoming more popular with each passing day, but most of us would not associate this treatment with better or glowing skin. Interestingly, someone who suffers from a chronic skin condition may actually benefit from reflexology treatments as it may help to relieve the symptoms. Anyone who has seen the TV Show “Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses” will have some idea how it might work. Reflexology may seem like nothing more than a foot massage, but the acupressure used on the various pressure points in the feet stimulates the internal organs the helps to bring energies in the body back into harmony. It also helps rid the body of toxins.
This is one of the things reflexology is best known for, and it not only increases blood circulation overall, but helps to bring more blood to the internal organs. The skin is the biggest organ, and it needs nutrients and oxygen-rich blood as much as any other organ in our bodies. If more nutrients and oxygen are delivered to the skin, healing is encouraged and may happen faster.
Discomfort, be gone!
Many skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis cause a great deal of discomfort and reflexology can help to ease the discomfort and itching. The adrenal glands are stimulated via pressure points in the feet and this encourages the body to produce more cortisone. This is a natural way to ease the discomfort and itching and may also fight inflammation over time.
Reflexology not only detoxifies the body but the skin as well. The pressure points in the feet are used to manipulate and stimulate the internal organs. If the internal organs function better, waste will be gotten rid of more easily. The lymphatic system can be stimulated in the same way and this is an important part of getting rid of toxins in the body.
Throw all these benefits together and you’ll begin to see why and how reflexology can help your skin. If the body functions as it should, you, and your skin, should be healthier. Many health conditions can be linked to imbalances in the body and the buildup on toxins, so reflexology may be beneficial for a number of health problems. It’s not a magic cure, though, and is most often used to alleviate symptoms.