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Reduce Stress & Anxiety: Foot Reflexology Massages Perfected in Massage Chair Recliners

Ever come home with a little stress or anxiety? The constant pressures of work and home life can cause a build up of stress and anxiety in the body. Perhaps you have had the pleasure of having a foot massage? A foot reflexology does more than just make your feet feel better. In fact, foot reflexology massage is thought to alleviate many ailments including back pain, stress and headaches. Get daily stress and anxiety relief with a Foot Reflexology massage with a massage chair.
Reflexology has been around since ancient times in China, India, and Egypt, but was a lost art for many centuries. It was rediscovered by Dr. William Fitzgerald back in 1913. Dr. Fitzgerald noticed that applying certain pressure to areas of the hand and the foot was linked to other organs in the body. As he focused more on these areas, he noticed that certain zones of the feet and hands were linked to specific organs. As he applied pressure in these areas, he found that a complimentary healing process began for whole body healing.
Dr. Fitzgerald went on to map out these zones and created the first modern reflexology charts. A foot massage uses certain strokes to relax the feet and the individual. However, foot reflexology helps to increase the health and well being of the entire body. As foot reflexology is applied, healing of other parts of the body began. Sometimes, the healing was spontaneous, but more often, the healing takes periodic treatments to sustain.
Why is reflexology massage effective? Interestingly, the body reacts to stress or anxiety based on a flight or fight reaction. The stress reaction mobilizes the body through the nervous system. The feet are ready to run and the hands are ready to fight. The feet and hands need the support of the major organs and muscles to protect the body, so these too are mobilized. Reflexology helps to calm the feet and the major organs and muscles thus reducing the tension of stress and anxiety.
Now with the advance of technology, effective reflexology massages are being integrated into the premier massage chair brands. Companies like Panasonic, Omega among others have developed technology providing foot reflexology massage. The Panasonic EP30004 Real Pro Ultra Massage Chair or the Omega Montage Premier massage chair both incorporate foot reflexology massage. These massage chair recliners can provide daily relief of built up tension and anxiety.
One of the critical discoveries by Dr. Fitzgerald was that reflexology massage had many healing benefits when an individual received continuous, periodic treatments. He found that just doing a sporadic reflexology massage did not have the same results as patients that received the treatment on a recurring basis. The build up of stress is a continuous process and the relief of such build up must also be continuous. This is a critical distinction with parallels to many types of health issues like diet and exercise which need to be on a continuous basis.
A massage chair recliner is a perfect method to receive these health benefits on a continuous basis in the comfort and privacy of your home. Not only does a reflexology foot massage feel great, but it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety from the build up of stress. Many causes of back pain and discomfort are related to the posture and your feet. Relieving the tension from your feet also helps to improve posture and minimize back pain. Check out a shiatsu massage chair as a way to get continuous foot reflexology treatments to improve your overall health and well being.
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