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The Science Behind Reflexology

Reflexology – one of our specialized treatments available at Zianna Wellness & Spa – combines deep pressure touch therapy through the application of high-quality, organic essential oils. During the treatment, the pressure is focused on specific acupuncture meridian points and then the oils pass into the body for a relaxed balancing effect. Stress is relieved while the body is helped to heal.


But, how exactly does reflexology work with the body to relieve stress? Let’s take a look at some of the scientific aspects of this uniquely effective therapeutic practice.


Working with the Central Nervous System

The reflexologist applies pressure and oils to specific pressure points on the body (feet, hands, ears, etc.). This sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves down into the central nervous system itself. Blood supply is increased, oxygen and nutrients are enhanced in your cells and the feeling of relaxation is achieved. The circulatory, respiratory, neuropeptide, immune and endocrine systems are all positively affected.


Pain Reduction and Stress Relief

Reflexology is shown to reduce pain, thanks to its central nervous system effects of increasing blood flow and introducing more oxygen into vital internal systems. Also, the relaxing effects will reduce the feeling of stress. Reducing both of these things will make you feel rejuvenated.


Keep Your Vital Energy Flowing

Reflexology helps influences your brain function through the removal of stress and pain. When your brain and other internal systems run freely, your body’s vital energy can flow naturally and promote healing qualities.


Targeted Zones

In reflexology, every muscle, valve and organ lie within specific zones of the body. Each one can be accessed through pressure points on the hands, feet or another extremity. This allows for targeted results when it comes to pain relief.


Facilitation of Healing

A reflexologist is performing this treatment to allow the body to heal itself. Reflexology touch treatment opens up pathways and restores energy throughout the central nervous system, which then promotes natural healing reactions within the body.


Reflexology is just one of the many treatments we provide to help melt your stress away. To learn more about reflexology or other focused relaxation and healing treatments such as acupuncture or acupressure, contact Zianna Wellness & Spa at (714) 921-3785. You can speak with a licensed reflexology therapist or schedule your spa treatment appointment.