There is a lot that has been learned about reflexology since its roots have been traced back to the ancient Egyptians. Reflexology massage has been used for centuries for its curative powers in helping to maintain health. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can now find foot reflexology systems integrated into a massage chair.
You can find many different benefits coming from getting regular foot reflexology massages. Many have found improvements in their lymphatic and vascular circulation. It has been used to effectively combat certain nervous system disorders. Some have also found it effective for certain types of hormonal system imbalances.
There are a number of top manufacturers that include foot reflexology massage in their recliners. Companies such as Panasonic, Omega and Sanyo have developed capabilities to provide relieving foot reflexology treatments. There are a number of different approaches to accomplishing these types of treatments.
First, we have to understand some relationships between the feet and the rest of the body. Each foot has 7200 nerve endings. These provide direct access to the circulatory and nervous systems in the body. Another important factor is that the feet are the furthest away from the heart which helps improve circulation.
The principle behind a reflexology foot massage is based on the principle that there are reflex points. Reflexology uses specific pressure techniques that induce a profound state of relaxation. The nerve endings of the feet are interconnected with the major organs of the body.
There is quite a bit of technology in order to provide a foot reflexology massage. Generally a pneumatic system provides the pressure needed to squeeze and flex the feet. Special reflexology plates or specialized nodes are used to stimulate the reflex points on the soles of the feet.
One important development is a reflexology plate. These specially designed plates are located in the foot wells of the leg rest. The feet are placed on top of the reflexology plates. These specially designed plates stimulate the trigger points on the soles of the feet.
Another way to stimulate the feet is with specialized reflexology nodes. These nodes are located on the top of airbags located underneath the soles of the feet. The airbags are pressurized which pushes the nodes to trigger the reflexology points in your feet.
Specially designed airbags are used to provide a compression massage on the side and top of the feet. The air pressure is used to relieve stiffness in the feet and also to hold them in place. The airbags will either push the feet onto the reflexology plates or hold them while the specialized nodes push into the trigger points.
The specialized nodes are used by companies like Omega. Omega has their foot flex technology which uses the nodes in combination with the other airbags to provide a very relieving foot reflexology massage. Other companies like Panasonic use a stationary footplate and rely on the side and top airbags of the feet for pressure against the plate.
When either of these systems is started, the side and top airbags must hold the feet. As the feet are held, then either the pressure from the bags push the feet onto the plate or the nodes will push up into the feet. Both of these systems can be effective in relieving and relaxing the body.
Make sure you integrate massage therapy into your health program. Massage is particularly well-suited to recovery and recuperation of the body. In order to receive the many benefits of massage treatments, you must receive them on a regular basis. Massage chairs make it fun, easy and convenient to get massage therapy on demand.
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