Distinct from massage therapy, reflexology is a centuries-old technique using the tips of fingers to apply pressure to various reflex zones throughout the body, with a focus on healing organs and tissues to relieve tension and tightness in muscle groups.
Nowadays, you can find the same principles being applied with hot tub jets, taking ancient practices and applying them in a more modern fashion.
It is no secret that your feet take a lot of abuse throughout the day, literally carrying you through to each appointment, priority stop, and detour you face. All this activity takes a toll – the average person walks 3,000-6,000 steps a day, or more.
This tied with the many nerve clusters in the foot that are tied to other parts of the body – such as the spine, shoulders, and head – means that using the actuated jets to relax your feet directly with foot reflexology can send relief coursing through the rest of your body.
Another overlooked place that needs care is the hands, especially the palms and finger pads.
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs & Sundance® Spas include jets that can be purposed to provide relieving pressure to those locations, easing one of the most important extremities that you use in all of your everyday activities. Stretching and gentle massage can aid with the reflexology, allowing you to accelerate the healing process.
Back to the Basics
Although back pain relief is normally squarely placed in the realm of massage and ameliorative treatment, reflexology can complement and work well with a massage in this area too.
Combining back reflexology to tend to aching nerves and tissues with a back massage to treat sore muscles and tense tendons can provide immense relief throughout your entire body, especially as the circulatory flow is restored throughout the entire spinal column, and stress throughout the entire lumbar plexus is reduced.
All Over Care
Reflexology generally focuses on the extremities, but the entire body can be treated with the same level of care. Other places that you may wish to apply steady pressure while in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub include the scalp, arms and legs, individual digits, and the abdominal region.
Anywhere that you feel pain, strain, or discomfort, it can be beneficial to use your hot tub jets to gently work out knots, soften tissues, and encourage nerve healing.
Experiencing Reflexology in Scottsdale
Reflexology is a time-tested form of physical therapy with many applications throughout the whole human body. If you found yourself getting excited about the potential health benefits of this therapy, why not check out our blog for more information?
Combined with other techniques, such as hydromassage and chromotherapy, the use of reflexology can be significant in ensuring your wellness and health.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how reflexology can help boost your mood and your wellness, why not come speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates here at Imagine Backyard Living in Scottsdale?
We’re more than happy to let you pick our brains on the topic, and while you’re here, we can show you around our 15,000+ square foot showroom with over 40 models on display!