Facial reflexology is a deeply soothing treatment that is helpful for relieving a multitude of conditions such as:
stress and anxiety
muscular aches and pains
It integrates traditional Chinese meridians and points, Vietnamese face mapping, and South American Mapuche facial reflex zones, along with modern neuro-anatomy. Stimulation works through the central nervous system to the brain and then onto specific organs and systems to regulate blood, lymph, body functions and hormones.
This complementary therapy is designed to assess the underlying cause of one’s compromised health, while assisting with the management of symptoms. It has proven to be very effective in the rehabilitation of patients with brain injuries and neurological problems.
The first person known to have practiced facial reflexology, in the late 1800’s, was a German doctor, Dr. Alfonso Cornelius. He healed himself of a serious infection by stimulating areas and points on his face. He went on to use facial reflexology in surgery, with great success. In 1902, he published an article in a medical magazine on facial reflex therapy, entitled “Drunkpunte.”
Facial Reflex Therapy has traditionally been practiced by the Incas in parts of South America, the Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, and other aborigine cultures in the Andes.
The modern day Sorensensistem TM Facial Reflexology was developed by Lone Sorensen, after 30 years of research and treating over 12,000 clients. She currently teaches this technique in over 22 countries.
How does Facial Reflexology work?
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is subject to internal as well as external influences. It acts as the bodie’s defense system, relaying important sensory organ information about the external environment to the brain. Things such as poor diet, overexposure to sunlight, smoking and drinking, use of medicines, aging, stress, and lack of sleep become evident on the face. Before these signs become apparent in the face, they have already started the processes, internally. These signs of dis-ease manifest in the face in the form of deep wrinkles, dry, scaly skin, acne, and low collagen production.
By exploring the tissue of the face by pressing and stretching the facial tissue using firm, smooth movements, it is possible to assess imbalances in the internal organs. These swellings, or deposits on the face represent an imbalance in the organ related to that reflex zone area. According to research done by Dr. Jesus Manzares, biopsies of these deposits showed trauma in these areas manifesting in the form of a high accumulation of water and fiber in the associated tissue.
The reflexology zones in the face, originally used by South American Indian tribes, consist of nerve endings of the central nervous system. When there is a block in the nerve, energy from the nerve impulse will not flow freely, and when a deposit of nerve fibers have formed, blood will not circulate smoothly. The reflexology practitioner assesses the face, looking for the largest deposit – indicating where the root cause of dis-ease lies. The remainder of the treatment is focused on this largest deposit.
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