Although reflexology is usually performed on the feet it is also highly effective as a hand treatment. Hands are usually associated with “doing and giving” so it is quite profound to receive a treatment on them with tender loving care from another person. The fingers and thumbs are amongst the 3 most sensitive areas of the body. Sensory pathways from these areas stimulate the brain and provide deep sensations of well-being. The hands are linked with our emotional side remember the saying cold hands warm heart our hands sweat when we are nervous and glow when we are exited and happy. We rub our hands with glee and wring them with despair. Our hands unconsciously display what we are feeling inside.
There are times when you will decide whether to get a foot or hand treatment.
This might be when to give a hand treatment:
- when the feet are damaged or injured, There are infections present the feet are too sensitive.
- If a foot or both feet have been amputated.
- When a client is not happy with their feet.
- When time is short
Advantages of Hand Reflexology
- for emergency first aid treatment as the hands are more accessible
- For calming people in a highly emotional state or shock
- For working ourself’s.
Research carried out over the years has shown that many hormonal endocrine disorders are shown in malfunction of the growth of the finger nails I am trained in looking out for these signs what to look out for in the body.
Checking physical signs on the Feet and Hands
- The colour of the hands
- Sore areas
- Condition of the nails
- Shape and formation
- Flexibility of joints
In my Treatments hand massage is applied to warm up the joints muscles skin bones and tendons then reflexology is used with light touch and caterpillar movements with the thumb fingers and knuckles, the clients is made to feel relaxed in a comforting chair and relaxation music with the essence aroma of Essential oils. After care is very important in between sessions I have self treatment cards that can be applied at home of course with a demonstration first and can be beneficial with other tools so these can help you.
I would like to add a Professional Reflexologist does not claim to diagnose, heal or prescribe for a health condition. My mission is to treat the body holistically.