Wellness therapists, Priya, on French Church Street in Cork city, have integrated cannabidiol into unique new massage and reflexology treatments to help with pain, insomnia, and anxiety. The new spa offering involves CBD oil, mixed with massage oil, allowing it to absorb into the bloodstream quickly, as part of a therapeutic treatment.
The first thing that happens when you google Reflexology is a mad thing, it gives you options on how to give yourself a foot rub. Now far be it from me to stop a DIY job but reflexology is different… especially using CBD. Our foot, which bears the heaviness of the entire body, permits movement and completes a considerable measure of work. Reflexology is an age-old recuperating practice dependent on the rule that reflex focuses on the feet that relate to the body’s distinctive organs and organs. The human foot is a developmental wonder, fit for taking care of several tons of power and your weight in movement. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 perspiration organs and no less than 50 ligaments. Specifically the feet have right around 15,000 nerve endings.
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or “reflex areas” on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. By applying pressure to reflex areas, a reflexologist is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area. Here are some examples of reflex areas and their corresponding body parts:
- The tips of the toes reflect the head
- The heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
- The liver, pancreas, and kidney are in the arch of the foot
- Low back and intestines are towards the heel
My session in Priya was 60 minutes long and began with a health history form and consultation about my health and lifestyle. The reflexologist uses the information to customise the therapy. I removed my shoes and socks and sat comfortably in a reclining chair for a foot soak first. Then I lay on the massage table. The reflexologist assessed the feet and stimulated various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. Brisk movements and massage was used to warm the hands and feet. Finger or thumb pressure was then applied to the foot using reflexology techniques. The Priya CBD oil was used during the process to aid wellbeing and relaxation. CBD comes from the hemp plant and is a popular pain treatment used orally and topically. I actually fell into a light sleep and honestly I felt quite rested and relaxed afterwards. There was a kind of lightness that came over me and I think the physical wellness practices are as important as the mental ones. I had such a positive relaxing experience that I will definitely return. If you have never had reflexology read on…
I have never had it. What Does Reflexology Feel Like?
Most people find reflexology, for the most part, to be very relaxing. Reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure to tell the reflexologist. They will always work within your comfort zone.
Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure. If you’re ticklish, don’t worry. The reflexologist applies firm pressure to the feet. Most people feel calm and relaxed after a reflexology session.
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