Reflexology, or zone therapy is a form of alternative medicine that involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. These techniques are done without the use of oil or lotion. Reflexology is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they believe reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body, resulting in relaxation, pain reduction and other life changing benefits.
With the ancient ideals, techniques and benefits of reflexology in mind, The Fountainhead Health Products have created the Reflexology Mat.
The Fountainhead Reflexology Mat is the perfect way to get quick, daily stimulation of your foot reflexes. Place the mat on the floor in your bathroom and make tiny steps backwards and forwards whilst brushing your teeth, or put it on the floor in front of your television and make a few small movements on the mat whilst watching television. By making little steps forwards and backwards or by rocking on the Fountainhead Reflexology Mat, the soles of the feet and the foot reflexes are stimulated. By making use of the Fountainhead Reflexology Mat on a regular basis, your foot reflexes will be well stimulated and can produce the following benefits:
- Relaxation- This is the first step to normalisation. When the body is relaxed healing is possible.
- Balance of all body systems - An under-active system is stimulated into action and an overactive system calmed.
- Revitalizes Energy – The mat opens up the energy pathways in the body which may be blocked causing physiological changes within the nerves and assists proper functioning of the endocrine and thus hormonal system.
- Reduces stress, nerve tension and associated physiological changes such as high blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular problems, anorexia, palpitations, headaches, immuno deficiency and infectious diseases, gastro-intestinal problems, and headaches.
- Better Circulation- The mat assists with providing oxygen, flushing toxins, improving the elimination systems, improving the cardiovascular system and supports nutrient supply to cells.
- Crystal Feet Deposits- These crystals are broken down and moved by circulation during treatment.
The Fountainhead Reflexology Mat retails for R135 and is available from www.thefountainhead.co.za, Alpha Pharm, Dischem, Health Pharm, Link Pharmacies, Pick n Pay Pharmacies, Shoprite Checkers/Hyper and all other pharmacies and selected health shops.