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What is a Vita Flex Massage?
Vita Flex Massage
If you're interested in an alterative therapy that can relieve pain, promote healing and support good health, consider Vita Flex Massage. This massage technique is similar to acupuncture, reflexology and other healing arts that focus on the energy field that flows throughout the body.
Yet Vita Flex Massage involves a specialized technique that sets it apart from other energy therapies. For many patients, it is the ideal way to help the body heal itself. A basic understanding of the concept of Qi will help you understand what Vita Flex Massage is and how it works.
Origins of Vita Flex Massage
Like several other healing arts, Vita Flex Massage is founded on principles that originate in ancient Chinese medicine traditions. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the concept of Qi, a type of energy that circulates throughout the body. Qi is sometimes referred to as a person's "life force," or "vital energy."
Traditional Chinese healing arts work by manipulating the way Qi flows throughout the body along a system of channels called meridians. Acupuncture is one therapeutic art that seeks to alleviate pain or symptoms of illness by manipulating the flow of Qi at points directly along the meridians.
How Vita Flex Massage Works
Like acupuncture, Vita Flex Massage helps balance, stimulate or restore the flow of energy throughout the body. Vita Flex Massage is applied to reflex points, particularly those located on the feet.
Reflex points on the feet correspond with virtually every organ, gland, bone, joint and muscle throughout the body. By stimulating these reflex points through Vita Flex Massage, practitioners promote health and healing in the corresponding parts of the body.
Vita Flex Massage and Reflexology
Many people are very skeptical about Vita Flex Massage because they cannot understand how applying therapy to points on the feet can heal corresponding areas of the body. One possible theory that explains how and why this takes place has to do with our ancient "fight or flight" response to danger.
We have all experienced adrenalin surges and heard of how those in danger are able to perform super-human physical tasks in response to threats or harm. Adrenalin surges and feats of super strength are part of the body's natural, reflexive response to danger.
As the means of "flight," feet play an important role in this intense "fight or flight" response. It seems reasonable that special sensors in the feet communicate with systems throughout the body in the reflex network during times of flight, and at other times, too.
Regardless of whether you understand and accept the principles of Vita Flex Massage, you will experience the benefits of treatments. It is not necessary to "believe" in the principles of reflexology in order to experience its therapeutic value.
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The Vita Flex Massage Technique
Vita Flex Massage involves more than just rubbing or massaging reflex points to promote healing. There is a precise way in which Vita Flex massage is performed with the hands. To be able to perform Vita Flex massage, practitioners need specialized training.
During Vita Flex Massage, pressure is applied to reflex points in a very specific way. The fingers and thumb are rotated into, on top of, and over the reflex point in a smooth, flowing movement. This specific technique is said to enhance the therapist's ability to direct and control the flow of energy. It is thought to be much more effective at directing energy in comparison to other therapy techniques that simply involve applying pressure to reflex points.
Vita Flex Massage and Essential Oils
The Vita Flex Massage technique is also particularly well suited to the application of essential oils. Essential oils that promote healing and balance are often applied to reflex points doing Vita Flex Massage treatments. In many cases, the combination of aromatherapy and Vita Flex Massage has even more profound and longer-lasting effects than either treatment would on its own.
One special type of healing therapy that incorporates both the Vita Flex Massage technique and essential oils is Raindrop Massage therapy. This is a very specialized type of massage designed to heal and alleviate pain and disfigurement in the spine and back.
During Rainbow Massage treatments, a special selection of essential oils is carefully dripped onto reflex points along the spine and corresponding points on the feet. The Vita Flex Massage technique is used to help the body absorb these oils. Together, Vita Flex Massage and the Raindrop Massage essential oils detoxify, balance and align the spine.
Raindrop Massage is just one example of how essential oils may be used to help the body heal itself through application with the Vita Flex Massage technique. Your Vita Flex practitioner may design a specialized program featuring essential oils based on your individual health concerns.
Vita Flex Massage is Versatile
Because Vita Flex Massage is a gentle, non-invasive healing art, it has a broad range of applications. It can be used to treat almost any illness or condition and alleviate pain and discomfort throughout the body, even where direct manipulation of an area is impossible. Digestive disorders, headaches, muscle aches, strains, and even emotional disorders can be treated with Vita Flex Massage.
If you have suffered an injury or had surgery on a specific organ or area of your body, Vita Flex Massage can make use of the corresponding reflex points on your feet to promote healing and alleviate pain. Vita Flex Massage may also be used as a means of preventing injury and maintaining good health. Whether you use it to treat chronic pain, for help with healing, or as a way to stay balanced and stress free, Vita Flex Massage will provide you with a wide range of benefits.