Discover how areas of the hands are approximate to the body’s anatomy with the interactive hand reflexology map widget developed by Barbara Kunz & Kevin Kunz, two of the world’s most internationally respected and experienced reflexologists:

http://www.reflexology-news.com/reflexology/reflexology-hand-chart.htm


NOTICE: More about the work of the Kunz-family at:

www.reflexology-research.com

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Reflexology is known as an alternative medicine involving ‘zone therapy’, which implicates the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Last year a study from Iran has pointed out that reflexology can produce significant results for women regarding pain intensity and the duration of labor in primiparous (women who are pregnant for the first time).

Likewise results for pregnant women had been reported from Iran in 2010.

However… it is important to be aware that there is no consensus among reflexologists on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the foot, hand and ear, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one’s qi.

Therefore it could be very well possible that these findings result from the same ‘human touch’ principles that are being used in haptonomy.

(A few more detailed hand reflexology charts are available in the article: ‘Key-elements of a hand reflexology chart‘)

A Valentine’s Day gift idea: surprize your love a hand-massage!

Trouble is, massage, as simple as it sounds, can be fraught with expectation. How to get it just right for your Valentine love? Massage therapist Rekha Von Ehren provided easy reflexology massage tips, and you can learn them by heart today!

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 1:

Be inconsistent. Touch your partner with your fingertips, knuckles, elbows, the full palm and the heel of your palm. Likewise, while touching, use a variety of strokes – from deep rubbing and kneading to tickling and light scratching. And feel free to lean in close, using your body weight to add force.

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 2:

Reflexology says that the hands and feet are microcosms of the body. When tenderly caressed, hands and feet can signal the interior of the body. So, in theory, you can touch a person’s heart by massaging the ball of the left foot, or tap into your beloved’s brain by massaging the big toes.

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 3:

Hands, full of nerve endings, are incredibly sensitive. So massage each finger along the joint to the tip with your fingertips or, perhaps, lips and mouth.

MORE ABOUT PALM THERAPY & HAND REFLEXOLOGY :
Valentine’s Day idea: give your love a massage!
The benefits of hand & foot reflexology!
The basics of palm therapy & reflexology!

The amazing headache-break handshake.

DO YOU KNOW that there is a spot on both of your hands which has been rubbed for thousands for years, bringing notable relief to headaches? According ancient Chinese medicine, this spot corresponds to the adrenal glands; clearing blockages from the adrenal glands’ energy circuit will likely bringing life force and vitality to your often ‘overworked treasures’.

The big mystery is that various alternative therapies – like for example: palm therapy, hand reflexology, and acupressure – provide various explanations for why this ultimate ‘self-handshaking’ works!

Olivia Rosewood (author of spiritual literature) says:

“To give yourself a break from a headache or even just a bit more zip in your doo-da, find the most tender spot between your thumb and forefinger. Use your other thumb and forefinger to pinch this spot from the top and palm of your hand, the way you might pinch a penny should there be a world-wide financial crisis. Take a few deep breaths, and release this spot when you have an indication that you have unblocked this energy point: usually your pain subsides.”

Source: The Huffington Post