Reflexology massage therapy can help in the treatment of various skin diseases in Monmouth County, Englishtown, Manalapan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Freehold, Howell, Millstone, Matawan, Aberdeen and Colts Neck, New Jersey. Therapeutic massage can be availed of in professional massage spas in Marlboro NJ.
According to Beryl Crane, Fellow of the Reflexologists’ Society and the Association of Reflexologists, reflexology can be used in treating eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, seborrhoea, shingles, erythema and ringworm. While these skin conditions are viewed by modern medicine as allergies or inherited genetic conditions, reflexologists look at them more holistically.
Crane points out that the word “eczema” come from the Greek words “ek zeein” which mean “to boil, seethe, or anything thrown off or out by an internal reaction.” She defines eczema, therefore, as a manifestation of some malfunction in the internal organs resulting in excess heat and turmoil within the body and excessive toxic waste which is then expelled through the skin. Crane also warns that stress exacerbates eczema because stress inhibits many bodily functions.
Based on the theory of reflexology, the skin is closely related to the lungs. Crane states that many patients with eczema also exhibit asthma and problems in breathing. A reflexologist stimulates the reflex point for the adrenal glands to decrease inflammation, alleviate itching, open up the air passages, ease congestion and wheezing, soothe the nasopharynx mucous membranes and help eliminate mucus.
Another common type of skin disease is dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. Skin diseases can be caused by chronic constipation, according to Crane. The toxic wastes that are not expelled through normal bowel movement are eliminated through the skin. Other disorders may also cause skin eruptions. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands or hormones malfunction. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus also result in skin flare-ups.
Food or substance allergies may also aggravate the internal disorders that cause skin diseases. Food additives can be dangerous. Bad eating habits can also be harmful. Harsh chemicals in household products can cause irritation, as well. Often, when other substances are applied as balm to the skin, this only causes even more problems.
With reflexology, the entire blood transportation system of the body is stimulated, enabling the proper distribution of oxygen, nutrients, hormones and other body chemicals. General circulation is enhanced, improving the quality and tone of the skin and strengthening it.
Reflexology stimulates the cells in the skin’s stratum geminativum, helping the process of exfoliation. When the cycle of skin shedding and skin renewal is normalized, the skin condition improves. Reflexology also restores proper secretory functions, aiding the body in expelling sweat and sebum normally. This detoxifies the entire body system.
In treating skin conditions, reflexology works on the various organs of the body. It stimulates the liver reflex to balance and normalize its function, maintain correct levels of blood glucose concentrations and remove excess heat from within the body. It stimulates the hypothalamus to regulate hormonal functions. It stimulates the kidneys to regulate the internal environment of the body. It stimulates the lungs to improve the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide. In thus restoring equilibrium to all systems of the body, health and harmony is also restored. The flow of energy is increased and facilitated. Stress is banished and the patient experiences a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Apart from reflexology, professional massage spas in Monmouth County, Englishtown, Manalapan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Freehold, Howell, Millstone, Matawan, Aberdeen and Colts Neck, New Jersey also provide Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, sports massage therapy and pregnancy massage therapy. Residents of Marlboro NJ are fortunate to have access to these beneficial massages.