Did you know that the reflexology was also done on the hands? Palmar reflexology is based on the same principles as plantar reflexology: “on the stimulation of specific reflex points in order to relieve pain, act on ailments and promote our self-healing potential “, explains Philippe Rizzo, reflexologist. And the advantage of this alternative medicine is that you can practice it yourself, in all circumstances. In addition, it can be considered as an alternative to foot reflexology (for those who cannot stand having their feet touched or who have injuries), or even as a complement that will ensure the benefits of this practice.
“Hands are the miniature representation of our body“, assures Philippe Rizzo. The palms of the hands contain more than 3,000 nerve endings which are related to the whole organism. Reflexology is a science based on the principle that there are reflex zones in the feet and hands, corresponding to all organs, glands and other parts of the body. The reflexologist’s job is to squeeze these reflex zones in a specific way with the thumbs and fingers. “You should not do reflexology with force but rather with light, gentle movements and several times to better enter the reflex zones of the organs”, advises, Philippe Rizzo.
Even if the reflexogenic zones are less important in the feet, the results of palmar reflexology are faster: the feet contain receptors focused on the vegetative system, namely on the unconscious. The hands are more centered on the cortex and therefore on the conscious. Palmar reflexology will reach the the nervous system. All sources of troubles due to tension and stress will be released.
Thanks to Philippe Rizzo, reflexologist and author of Reflexology in 40 magic points with Isabelle Bruno.