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10 Health Benefits Of Foot Reflexology

Foot reflexology is an alternative therapy that enhances the distinctive healing mechanisms of the body. It involves pressure to specific reflex points on the feet using certain hand, finger, or thumb techniques. Reflexology is based on the premise that internal organs, bones, and body systems can be positively influenced from properly applying pressure to the points on the feet, ears, or hands.

Reflexology shows that there is much more to that good old-fashioned foot rub you give...

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5 Reasons Executives Should Schedule A Massage Today

Massage can help spark creative ideas. The business world is fast-paced and stressful. Sometimes people need to stop their mind and relax in order to solve a problem and think of a better solution. "Massage frees thoughts," explains Yodi Richeson, a massage therapist with iBody Sports Therapy in El Segundo, CA. "When you are so focused on something and stressed out, you have blinders on and don't see the whole picture. You just see what is in front of you. Massage lets executives calm down to think clearer and get a better picture—its better than coffee." Richeson, who has been a massage therapist for more than 25 years,...

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Benefits Of Foot Reflexology

Foot reflexology is based on the premise that there are reflexes in the feet that correspond to all parts of the body and that stimulating these reflexes brings about physiological changes. Reflexology is an ancient healing technique, and evidence that reflexology was first practiced around 2500 to 2300 B.C. was found in the form of carvings on the wall of the tomb of an Egyptian doctor.

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What Is Cupping, And What Can It Do For You?

Olympic swimming fans everywhere are talking about cupping these days: a discussion brought on by Michael Phelps' and Cody Miller's purple-dotted shoulders. Olympic gymnast Alex Naddour has also been seen sporting the hickey-like marks, and many other world-class athletes admit to using cupping.

According to Reuters, sales of cupping therapy equipment rose by 20 percent in the three days following Phelps' big win.

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Benefits Of Cupping You Wouldn't Expect

By now, everyone has seen pictures of Olympic athletes with dark circles on their backs and shoulders from cupping. But what exactly is it – and is it safe?

Records of cupping were found from as early as 28 AD, when early cupping used animal horns to drain the toxins from snakebites and skin lesions. The use of horns evolved into the use of bamboo cups, then eventually these where replaced with glass cups. Now we have plastic cups that have a valve, which can be used to create the suction.

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4 Benefits Of A Deep Tissue Massage

Massage is known for its ability to help the mind and body relax—and that alone makes getting massage advantageous. Deep tissue massage may bring your clients other benefits as well. To help you understand these, it first helps to understand what a deep tissue massage is.

Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia. Sometimes this technique involves the therapist using firmer pressure in...

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Reflexology: Physical, Mental, Emotional And Spiritual Effects

The idea that Reflexology can be used not only as a tool to address physical ailments, but also spiritual ones, has taken ground in the last few years. Is there some truth in the above? According to my experience as a Reflexologist, I can say positively yes. How does that happen? Reflexology stimulates 'energetically' the main organs in the body; this is turn has a domino effect on the emotional/mental body, but not only. The emotional / mental / physical / spiritual bodies are entwined; addressing an energetic imbalance will inevitably also affect the spiritual essence of the individual. Let me explain how I reached...

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