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Palmar reflexology

Less widespread than plantar reflexology, hand reflexology is just as effective and even more practical since it can be done anywhere and by everyone. Philippe Rizzo, reflexologist tells us which areas to massage in the event of pain.

Did you know that reflexology is 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 do it yourself, in all circumstances. More, it can be considered as an alternative to plantar reflexology (for those who cannot stand having their feet touched or who have injuries), or even as a compliment that will ensure the benefits of this practice.

Palmar reflexology

"The hands are a miniature representation of the body, "says Philippe Rizzo. The palms of the hands contain more than 3,000 nerve endings that relate to the whole body. Reflexology is a science based on the principle that there are reflex areas of the feet and hands which correspond to all the organs, glands, and other body parts. The reflexologist's job is to squeeze, in a specific way, with the thumbs and fingers, these reflex zones. "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 nervous system more quickly. All sources of trouble due to tension and stress will be released.