Reflexology is like a reboot button for your body that allows time and space to let the body heal and relax. Hand-reflexology is a part of ancient healing techniques under reflexology. Just like our feet, hands also have nerves corresponding to different areas of the body. Stimulating these nerves of the system will open up energy trails that were maybe blocked or congested. Different combinations of finger and thumb techniques are used at reflex points in the hand to cure an ailment. Hand-reflexology is becoming increasingly popular nowadays.
To complement conventional medical therapies, hand reflexology is not a remedy, but a form of touch therapy. It aims to relieve stress as continued exposure to stress lowers the body’s immune defense. Lowered stress helps to repair environmental damage caused to the body. Read more to learn about the mechanism of reflexology,
Here are some of the reflex points on our hands to cure important organs of our body. Stimulating them relaxes our bodies. Please make sure you talk with a certified reflexologist before trying any of these.
The solar plexus is responsible for rapid involuntary responses such as producing adrenaline, blood circulation to muscles, etc. This helps in overcoming stressful situations in life. The solar plexus point is located between the first and second fingers. Massaging in that area with a comfortable pressure will alleviate responses.
Stress retains tension in the diaphragm causing organs to slow down which further induces a feeling of congestion, tension, or pain. Stimulating diaphragmatic reflex point promotes relaxation. It decongests the area around the chest and improves the breathing pattern.
Massaging lung reflexology points help open up lungs to aid relaxation and assist in breathing. Use your thumb or knuckle to massage the area under your little finger towards your index finger.
Stress releases stem cells from the bone marrow to the spleen. Then they develop into white blood cells or monocytes where they expand to get stored in the spleen. For the spleen, the reflexology point is on the left hand only below the little finger. Massaging this area will aid relaxation, restoration, and renewal of inflammatory cells. The spleen along with the immune system helps fight infection.
The heart is the most vital organ in our body. Stimulating heart reflexology points trigger calming relaxation. To keep the heart’s health, massage the fleshy part of the palm near the thumb on both hands.
Adrenals are small glands that are located on top of each kidney. They produce cortisol hormones when the body is stressed. It controls metabolism and regulates blood pressure in order to relieve stress. The reflexology point to revive adrenals is just above the heart point on each hand.
The pituitary is the master gland of the body. This gland is responsible for stimulating all other glands such as the adrenal glands, the thyroid glands, the ovaries, and testes. Reflexology point to a massage for the wellbeing of this gland is the top of your thumb area on both hands.