Reflexology and its long forgotten benefits
Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.
There are many benefits associated with Reflexology:
When we are stressed our body’s defences break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Stimulated Nerve Function
By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain.
Improved Immune System
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Reflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.
Reflexology can assist in conditions such as:
TIM recommends Five foot reflexology companies to check out in Singapore.
1) Feet Press
893 East Coast Road (Next to Siglap Center) Tel: 6242 0320 Tel: 6225 6225 Opening Hours: – 11am to 11pm (Weekdays) – 2pm to 2am (Saturdays) – 12pm to 11pm (Sundays)
2) Feet Haven Reflexology
Katong 136 East Coast Road S428821 Tel: 63447311
Serangoon Gardens 4A Maju Ave Tel: 62882314
Sunday to Thur | 12 noon to 10pm, Fri and Sat | 12 noon to 11pm
3) Green Apple Spa
North Bridge Branch 765 North Bridge Road Singapore 198733 Tel: 6299 1555 12pm – 4am
Siglap Branch 6 Upper East Coast Road Singapore 455200 Tel: 6448 1555 10am – 4am
Imperial Apple Spa 171 Tras Street Union Building #01-179 Singapore 079025 ( Behind Amara Hotel ) Tel: 6225 1555 10am – 4am
4) Le Spa
LE SPA – ORIENTAL MASSAGE, 14 GEMMILL LANE (CLUB STREET) SINGAPORE 069253 (65) 6222 6803
16A CHUN TIN ROAD (UPP BKT TIMAH RD) SINGAPORE 599603
(65) 6222 6805
Operating hours: 24 Hours
5) The White Panda Foot & Body Massage
148 Arab Street, Singapore 199831.
+65 6292 2148
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 4:00am Mondays to Sundays (including public holidays)