What is Ear Reflexology?
Foot reflexology is quite well known, and hand reflexology is gaining in popularity. But you might not have heard much about ear reflexology.
Since ancient times the ear was thought to reflect the chi or vitality of the person, particularly the lobe. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) many acupoints have been worked on the ear for thousands of years.
Probably the key point in the history of Ear Reflexology comes with Paul Nogier, a physician from Lyon, France. In 1957 a full reflex map was discovered on the ear, similar to those on the feet and hands. Like reflexology on the feet and hands, you can reflex, hold and press areas on your outer ear to help your body restore and heal itself.
The response to Ear Reflexology can be very quick due to the close proximity of the ear to the brain and many nerve connections from ear to brain and the rest of the body. A feature that surprises many people is how relaxing the results of Ear Reflexology can be.
How Reflexology Works
When delicate nerve endings in the feet, hands and ears are touched messages travel to the central nervous system and into the brain, triggering responses in related parts of the body.
A Reflexologist’s touch helps dissipate accumulated chemicals, produced by the extra amount of nerve endings. As you break down the irritating chemicals around the nerve endings, pain and discomfort to the nerve endings is reduced too.
As more blood flows, more oxygen and nutrients are carried to cells throughout your body.
How Much Pressure Can You Expect During a Treatment
First of all it is important to know Reflexology is not a massage. The intent of massage is to relax muscle tension whereas reflexology intends to relax the nervous system by working the delicate nerve
endings in the feet, hands and ears thus improving the functioning of internal organs.
Reflexology does not need to be painful to be effective. Pain creates more pain, which makes it difficult to relax. Compassionate physical contact offered by the practitioner is thought to help initiate the body’s healing response.
Benefits of Working Feet, Hands and Ear
Working with all three reflexology maps on your feet, hands and ears during the same session provides better results than isolating just one area. The benefits occur sooner, and last longer.
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