| A Different Type of Reflexology |
If you have ever been to a reflexology practitioner and have then visited another therapist and found them to be very different, it’s most likely because they are performing a different type of reflexology on you. There are 4 different types of reflexology practices and in this article we would like to share these various treatment types with you, so you can understand the differences between the alternative therapies that reflexologists may offer.
Reflexology has been around for hundreds of years all over the world and this has resulted in changes over time, as more research has been done and the practice of reflexology has evolved;
Rwo Shur Reflexology Method
Rwo Shur reflexology is practised with extremely firm pressure, sometimes knuckles are used and other reflexologists may use small sticks. A special cream called ‘Fuss Balsam’ will often be used during this treatment and that inhibits any friction with the feet along for quick and flowing motions with the hands. It is a style of reflexology that is based on stimulation as opposed to relaxation and was originally developed in Taiwan and is very popular across Asia and with Asian Reflexologists.
The Ingham Reflexology Method
This is also known as the universal method of reflexology and the ‘mother’ of reflexology. It is the most common type of reflexology in the western world and focusing on relaxing the client and balancing their body systems. A talc is used instead of a cream and the technique is to do something known as ‘thumb walking’ which allows the reflexologist to apply pressure to different reflexes on the feet.
Hot Stones Reflexology
The hot stones reflexology treatment is very similar to the Ingham method; but instead of the thumb-walking method, hot and cold stones are used. The use of different temperature stones helps to improve the blood flow to the reflex points.
For this type of reflexology, the reflexologist uses 5 zones in the hands and feet, these zones are 5 invisible lines on each foot and they divide the body into sections. It is this type of reflexology that the creation of the universal reflexology method was created from.
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