What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is not a massage. In reflexology, the technique is to use the thumbs and fingers primarily stimulating the nerve ending in the ears, hands and feet. By sending messages along the nerve pathways to the various organs, reflexology improves circulation and restores balance in different areas of the body through the nervous and energy system of the body.
What is Massage?
Massage therapy is primarily hands-on manipulation of the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body. A 15 minutes of massage reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone which lowers high blood pressure. Massage has an effect on local blood flow. A recent study showed that blood flow increased by 42 per cent following massage promoting a clearance of metabolic waste and by-products of tissue damage and inflammation.