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published in 3 de Janeiro de 2022 | 5 reading time

"Reflexology in a massage: what are the benefits for the health of the body and mind?"

The use of reflexology in massages enhances the therapeutic benefits of treatments and prolongs the effects of relaxation and well-being. Reflexology is a therapy that helps to treat the body, eliminates cellulite, and even acts on the symptoms of migraines. It also has positive effects on the spirit, relieving signs of stress, anguish and insomnia, amongst others. For millennials, Chinese experts have used the pressures of reflexology against uncomfortable physical and emotional pain.

 After reading this, you will know:

What is reflexology and how does it work;

  • The impact of reflexology in the treatment of physical and emotional pain;
  • The advantage of using reflexology in massages;
  • The best massages with reflexology and where to do it.


imagem a mostrar a aplicação de relfexologia nas massagens
Reflexology is a thousands of years old technique that can be incorporated into massages.


What is reflexology and how does it work?

Reflexology consists of pressing with your fingers on reflex points located on the feet, hands and ears that, through their nerve endings, correspond to a certain place or organ in the human body.

The most common technique is the one that uses the foot as a kind of map of our organism. However, reflexology can be applied to other reflex areas such as the head, for example.

The feet are rich in nerve endings that correspond to the various organs of the body (reflex zones), which in turn are related to feelings. By pressing a given point in circular movements, and then another, covering specific foot areas, it is possible to intervene in the causes and symptoms associated with physiological and emotional disturbances.

Knowing the exact places to massage gives access to the brain, neck, nose, lungs, eyes, small and large intestine, ears, stomach, kidneys, liver and pancreas. On the left foot, for example, the point referring to the heart will be the trigger to be stimulated in situations of great concern or intense stress for the patient.

Thus, in addition to offering well-being, relaxation of the body and mind, reflexology is used to prevent diseases and treat pain.

Want to know more about the health effects of reflexology? Continue reading our article.


What is the impact of reflexology in the treatment of physical and emotional pain?

When we think of massages, we immediately associate this therapy with the effect of relaxation. It is true that all massage techniques produce this type of comfort with intensity, but there are other benefits that are worth checking out.


exemplo de massagem que utiliza técnicas de reflexologia
Energy balance is one of the many benefits of a massage that combines different techniques such as reflexology.


One of the most appreciated therapeutic benefits of reflexology is the prevention and treatment of migraines, as this technique acts on some of its triggering factors, such as:

  • Sleep changes;
  • Stress and anxiety;
  • Emotional imbalances.


By unblocking the energy channels of our body, reflexology allows us to balance our vital energy from head to toe, acting on the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, solving problems such as:

  • Tissue inflammation and poor circulation that cause cellulite;
  • Symptoms of anxiety, anguish and lack of self-esteem, which lead to depression;
  • Stress and muscle tensions that cause physical pain.


Now that you know the benefits of reflexology, let's get to the best part: learn how massages become even more complete by combining different techniques with reflexology.


What is the advantage of combining massage techniques with reflexology?


Combining reflexology with other massage techniques in a single experience will allow you to achieve full harmony and a longer lasting effect of this well-being.


Therefore, the use of reflexology in massages allows you to treat your pain in a holistic way by associating the benefits of other techniques. Aromatherapy, and its soothing and moisturizing effects, and Swedish massage, which helps to rehabilitate muscles and increase the body's flexibility, are examples of techniques that reflexology can be associated with.

Here are three suggestions for experiences that are the perfect combination of massage and reflexology.


What are the best reflexology massages and where to get them?


Massage with aromatherapy and foot reflexology:


Ultimate Experience, by CitySpa

It starts with an assessment of your needs, both physically and emotionally, so that the massage can act directly on your pain. The selection of essential oil is done by you. Then just enjoy the power of aromatherapy combined with foot reflexology and different massage techniques, such as Swedish, neuromuscular and digital pressure.


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B Balanced, by BSpa by Karin Herzog

In this aromatherapy massage suggestion, neuromuscular techniques, finger pressure and foot reflexology are combined to act on the chakras, improve blood circulation and promote lymphatic drainage.

Feel the therapeutic effects of this massage with reflexology that has an intense effect on the body and mind, restoring their harmony.


Chakras are points distributed along our spine, which release and spread our vital energy through the body, mind and spirit and make it circulate through the body promoting its balance.


Reserve B Balanced


Holistic massage and reflexology:


TopSpa Massage, by BSpa by Karin Herzog

Essential oils are used in this massage with calming and detoxifying effects that at the same time hydrate your skin. You will feel a deep relaxation, ideal to get rid of stress and accumulated tensions.

Embark on a journey around the world with a selection of the best techniques: Swedish, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, Tui na and reflexology, a perfect Zen moment in a holistic ritual.


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Now that you know our massage suggestions that combine different techniques with reflexology, all you have to do is choose the one that best meets your needs.


A TOPSPA Consultants é a empresa líder na área de consultoria e gestão de Spas no mercado hoteleiro em Portugal. 
Fundada em 2015 com a ambição de ser a melhor a empresa do mercado Wellness & Spa no país, possui atualmente 8 Spas em gestão própria e o maior número de prémios atribuídos pelos World Luxury Spa Awards.

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