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What is Reflexology?

What is Reflexology?


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Did you know that by applying pressure to certain parts of your body, you can affect a completely different area? For example, pressure on certain joints in your fingers and toes can have a big impact on your digestive system. Everything affects something else. Reflexology is a form of massage that focuses on putting pressure on certain points of the body that are connected to specific organs and body systems to encourage the natural healing processes. 

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This is based on the ancient Chinese belief that negative "energy" and pain gets blocked in these points. By applying and the releasing pressure at these spots, you force blood to rush to that area and improve circulation, therefore encouraging the body's natural healing process. While it hasn't been proven to be an effective treatment for any medical conditions on its own, it has been shown to be positive complimentary therapy to encourage the body to function as it should. It's also extremely safe! Since it's a non-invasive and drug-free alternative for pain relief, there are only benefits to reflexology. 

More Benefits of Reflexology:

Other than being beneficial to your overall wellbeing, reflexology has been shown to aid with stress/anxiety, digestive issues, colds and sinus infections, immune system and hormonal imbalances. 

The good news is that you don't have to have a specialist to be able to enjoy the benefits of reflexology. There are electrical stimulation machines that target your reflexes in the same way that a professional session would. The VPod is one of the few units that can do this, with TENS/EMS/NMES functions and a specific setting intended to replicate the actions of a reflexology session. Visit VPod.Life to learn more about the VPod/VPod Feet, and all their 24 different functions. 

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