Feet maderotherapy reflexology
Centuries-old therapy to help you heal and remain happy and healthy
1. Reduces stress inducing a state of deep relaxation and welfare
2. Improves blood circulation
3. Stimulates lymphatic drainage
4. Removes toxins or waste residues in tissues
5. Raises energy levels
6. Boost immune system
7. Reduces the rigidity improving flexibility
8. Balances the nervous tension
9. Normalizes physiological functions, glandular and hormonal
10. Improves sleep
11. Relieves pain
What is Maderotherapy Feet Reflexology?
“Maderotherapy feet reflexology is a combination of Maderotherapy techniques and traditional feet reflexology. The use of wooden tools in Maderotherapy may enhance the massage or reflexology experience by providing different types of pressure and stimulation.”
This is a revitalising and refreshing treatment which focuses on opening the energy channels in the feet and legs, stimulating the flow of this vital energy. Like traditional Chinese reflexology, uses gentle pressures on specific areas of the feet to provide relief for certain common pathologies. In the case of maderotherapy reflexology, these areas are the intermetatarsal spaces, that is, the spaces between the metatarsal bones, or all five long bones of the foot. According to the targeted area, the therapist’s pressures will activate different systems of the body (musculoskeletal, endocrine, digestive, circulatory, etc.).
Eastern cultures believe that when these energy lines are blocked, disease or illness can manifest and that true health is a state of balance, inner peace, calm and stillness. The focus is on ‘creating’ health with the mind, body and soul are all interconnected. We also focus on applying massage and pressure on reflexology and acupressure points in the feet.
According to Chinese medicine, the soles of the feet are nerve centres that connect to the body’s interior organs. By pressing the soles of the feet, you’ll be able to determine which area of the organ is causing trouble. If a point related to an organ causes discomfort when pressed, it is evident that the organ is not functioning correctly or is sick.
What are benefits of Maderotherapy Feet Reflexology?
- Sen Lines: Maderotherapy reflexology works with the concept of “sen” or energy lines in the body. These energy lines are believed to run throughout the body, and stimulating them is thought to improve energy flow and overall well-being.
- Pressure Points: The therapist uses their hands, fingers, thumbs, and wooden tools to apply pressure to specific points on the feet. These pressure points are linked to different organs and systems in the body.
- Stretching: Maderotherapy reflexology often includes stretching movements. This is a characteristic feature of traditional Thai massage, and it helps improve flexibility and release tension.
- Relaxation and Wellness: Like many forms of massage, Maderotherapy reflexology aims to promote relaxation and overall wellness. It can help reduce stress, improve circulation, and alleviate tension in the feet and lower legs.
- Health Benefits: Advocates of Maderotherapy reflexology claim various health benefits, including improved circulation, enhanced energy flow, and relief from conditions such as headaches, insomnia, and digestive issues. However, scientific evidence supporting these specific claims may be limited.
- Improved Circulation: The massage techniques can help enhance blood circulation in the feet and lower legs, promoting better overall blood flow throughout the body.
- Enhanced Energy Flow: Maderotherapy reflexology is based on the concept of energy lines (similar to the meridians in traditional Chinese medicine). By applying pressure to specific points, it aims to balance the flow of energy.
- Improved Flexibility: The stretching techniques involved in maderotherapy reflexology can help improve flexibility in the ankles and lower legs. This can be especially beneficial for those with tight muscles or limited range of motion.
- Pain Relief: People often seek maderotherapy reflexology for relief from foot and lower leg pain. The combination of pressure, massage, and stretching may help alleviate discomfort associated with various conditions.
- Enhanced Mood: Like many forms of massage, maderotherapy reflexology can trigger the release of endorphins, promoting a positive mood and reducing feelings of anxiety or stress.
What do I feel after the treatment?
The experience and post-reflexology feelings can vary from person to person, but many individuals report a sense of relaxation, calmness, and improved well-being after a reflexology session. Here are some common feelings and effects that people may experience after reflexology: relaxation, stress reduction, increased energy. After each treatment client is resting on the bed for 5 minutes before getting up to give a body time and avoid dizziness.
Who is not recommended for this treatment?
Maderotherapy reflexology, is generally considered safe for most people. However, there are certain situations where caution should be exercised, and individuals may not be recommended for this type of treatment. It’s important to note that individual responses to reflexology can vary, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing any alternative or complementary therapies.
People who may not be recommended for maderotherapy reflexology include:
- Pregnant women: While some practitioners offer specialized prenatal reflexology, it’s important to inform to know this kind of reflexology may not be safe for pregnant women. There are specific pressure points on the feet that are believed to be connected to the uterus and reproductive organs, and stimulating these points could potentially trigger contractions.
- Individuals with certain foot conditions: People with open sores, cuts, infections, or conditions such as athlete’s foot should avoid maderotherapy reflexology or inform the practitioner about these issues before the session. The massage may aggravate existing conditions or lead to the spread of infections.
- People with certain medical conditions: Individuals with serious health conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), foot fractures, gout, or severe osteoarthritis, should consult their healthcare provider before undergoing Thai reflexology. The therapist can then adapt the treatment to avoid exacerbating existing conditions.
- Recent surgery or injury: If you have recently undergone surgery or have a foot injury, it’s essential to inform the reflexologist. They can adjust the treatment to avoid putting pressure on sensitive areas or causing discomfort.
Always communicate openly with your reflexologist about your health history, any current health concerns, or medications you are taking. Additionally, it’s advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that maderotherapy reflexology is safe and appropriate for your specific situation.
How many sessions will it take to improve my particular problem?
We recommend a full cycle of 10 sessions for satisfactory results, sometime 2 to 3 cycles of 10 or more treatments, depending on your particular problem. It’s important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the effectiveness of maderotherapy reflexology can depend on factors such as the skill of the practitioner and the specific needs of the person receiving the treatment. As with any alternative therapy, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified practitioner and, if necessary, seek advice from a healthcare professional before trying maderotherapy reflexology, especially if you have underlying health concerns.
How often should I get massage sessions?
The frequency of maderotherapy reflexology sessions can vary depending on individual needs, preferences, and health conditions. Here are some general guidelines:
- Maintenance and Well-being: For general well-being and maintenance, some people choose to have maderotherapy reflexology sessions once a week or once every two weeks. Regular sessions may help improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote overall relaxation.
- Specific Health Concerns: If you are using maderotherapy reflexology to address specific health concerns, such as chronic pain, insomnia, or digestive issues, you may initially consider more frequent sessions. In such cases, starting with weekly sessions and then gradually spacing them out as symptoms improve might be a reasonable approach.
- Personal Preferences: Personal preferences and schedules play a role in determining the frequency of maderotherapy reflexology. Some individuals may find that a monthly session is sufficient to maintain balance and well-being.
- Consultation with a Reflexologist: It’s important to consult with a qualified reflexologist who can assess your individual needs and recommend an appropriate frequency of sessions based on your health goals and responses to the treatment.
- Listening to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body responds to maderotherapy reflexology. If you experience any discomfort or if the sessions seem to be exacerbating certain issues, it’s crucial to communicate this to the reflexologist and consider adjusting the frequency or intensity of the sessions.
- Long-Term Considerations: It’s worth noting that maderotherapy reflexology, like many complementary therapies, is often used as part of a holistic approach to well-being. It can complement other healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management.
Ultimately, the ideal frequency of maderotherapy reflexology sessions varies from person to person. It’s recommended to discuss your individual needs and goals with a qualified reflexologist who can provide personalized advice based on your health status and preferences. Additionally, consulting with your healthcare provider before starting any new wellness or complementary therapy is advisable, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.