What is Facial Reflexology and Zone Therapy?
Facial Reflexology focuses on Reflex (pressure) points on the face, which help stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms and help improve circulation and nerve conduction. It encourages the release of toxins from the body via the lymphatic system. Balancing Reflex points in the face connect to and help balance the entire body.
The award-winning Bergman Method is clear and simple to understand; it has been developed over more than 20 years and is based on “Zone Therapy” which most Reflexologists will be familiar with as it forms the basis for modern Reflexology. It was created by Dr William Fitzgerald who studied Native Americans who used pressure point therapy to relieve pain. Dr Fitzgerald charted ten energy zones which start at the crown of the head, five on each side of the face and each side of the body extend down to the toes and fingertips. Zone Therapy uses the whole body including the face.
The Power of Facial Reflexology
Facial Reflexology is currently used to treat or ease common conditions, such as headaches, migraines, sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apneia, sinusitis; and less common ones, such as Bell’s Palsy.
It relieves pain through applying a compression technique to stimulate reflex points in which the thumb or finger applies pressure and also “walks” over a zone in a caterpillar motion by bending and straightening, whilst always maintaining pressure across the area.
The face provides a beautiful and precise tool to read what is going on within the body’s internal organs, central nervous system and neuro-biological systems. The face’s close proximity to the brain and cranial nerves make Facial Reflexology very powerful in impacting the body’s systems.
The Problems with Stress and How Facial Reflexology Helps
Stress is any interference that disturbs your physical, emotional or mental wellbeing, leading to an upset in the body’s natural balance and rhythm. When stressed, the body prepares for fight, freeze or flight. Whilst useful when there is real danger, sustained stress can have negative repercussions for our body.
Facial Reflexology helps rebalance the body and provides an invaluable tool to reduce the effects of stress. Symptoms of stress include anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, digestive ailments, insomnia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, hypoglycaemia, diabetes, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, and memory loss. Severe stress can also negatively affect the menstrual cycle.
Identifying the cause of stress is the first step in managing it effectively. Facial Reflexology helps open up neural pathway, assisting in the control of stress levels. It has an analgesic effect, reducing pain by releasing endorphins (natural painkillers) into the body. Thee Facial Reflexology sequence covers the major areas of the body affected by stress.
As part of the treatment at MindBody Oasis, you will also be given some simple to follow aftercare advice, such as walking in fresh air before an evening meal, giving you some reflex points to work in between treatments that focus on your specific problem areas, having an evening bath or listening to relaxing meditations and music daily.
During Tinnitus Awareness Week (3rd-9th February), take advantage of a half price treatment by booking online using the coupon code FacialReflex50. The offer will be available until the end of February 2020.
Below, before and after image of a client after one session.
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