What is the best reflexology sequence? Reflexology sequence is a specific order of reflexes to make the treatment effective.
Author’s suggestion is for males preferred side to start is the right foot. Moreover, for females it is the left foot (This idea based on the Ayurveda concept). After completing a foot; to protect warm, cover it with a towel and continue doing on the next foot. This reflexology therapy can take around 30 minutes for the two foot. To support the body's own healing; have to do the reflexology sequence for three times a week.
Natural Reflexology Sequence
Greet the feet with relaxation techniques such as rotate the foot, stretch Achilles, toe rotation, phoenix rising, open and stretch the chest and solar plexus breathing.
Work on one foot at a time.
- The endocrine system release hormones (chemical signals) into the blood regulates the body's physiological processes. Hormones secreted by the glandular organs are pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal, pancreas, and gonads (ovaries and testes). Work on all the endocrine reflexes except reproductive glands; later have to do along with reproductive organs.
- To regulate the physiological processes, organ coordination, and sensations; the nervous system sends electric impulses throughout the body. Organs of the nervous include the brain, spinal cord, nerves, eyes, and ears.
- Respiratory organs are nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. During inhalation, the respiratory system receives oxygen to improve blood oxygen level. During exhalation, the respiratory system expels carbon dioxide from the body.
- Circulatory organs are the heart, blood, and blood vessels. The circulatory or cardiovascular system circulates blood throughout the body; it delivers oxygen and nutrients to tissues as well as remove waste products.
- Digestive system duties are transport food, break down food, absorb nutrient, and expels waste. Primary digestive organs are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anal canal. Supportive digestive organs are teeth, salivary glands, tongue, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and appendix.
- The Excretory or Urinary system functions are to expel excess of water & wastes, preserves pH and maintain blood volume. It aids formation of the red blood cell and metabolism of vitamin D. Urinary organs are the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, and urethra.
- The lymphatic system or immune system main function is to defend the body against microorganisms and other foreign bodies. Additionally, it controls body's fluid balance; fluids from the tissues is transferred to the blood. Lymphatic organs are the lymph, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, thymus, spleen, and tonsils.
- The skeletal system is a structural framework; it support, shape, and protects internal organs of the human body. It stores minerals, lipids and form blood cells. Organs of the skeletal are bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and bone marrow.
- The reproductive system functions are germ cells (eggs and sperms) production and environment for the growth of the fetus in women. Male reproduction comprises the testes, vas deferens, urethra, penis, scrotum, and prostate. Female reproduction comprises the ovaries, uterus, Fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva, and mammary glands.
Integumentary and muscular systems do not need specific reflexology therapy. Work on the endocrine, digestive and urinary reflexes; also benefits the integumentary system. Work on the skeletal, circulatory, digestive and urinary reflexes; benefits the muscular system.
- The Integumentary system acts as a protective barrier for the human body against microorganisms, chemicals, dehydration, temperature control, and injuries. Integumentary organs are hair, nails, sebaceous glands, sudoriferous (sweat) glands, and skin (the largest organ of the body). Sebaceous gland is an exocrine gland of skin secretes an oily or waxy matter.
- Muscular system functions are body movement, nutrient supply through organs, support posture, and produces heat. The muscular system comprises skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscles comprise muscles attached to bones by bundles of collagen fibers known as tendons. Smooth muscles are in the digestive walls, urinary tract, other hollow organs, and blood vessels. Cardiac muscle is in the heart muscles. While working on the skeletal system, activates the skeletal muscles. While working on the digestive and urinary system, activates the smooth muscles. While working on the circulatory system, activates the cardiac muscles.
Do the same reflex sequence on the left foot. In addition, finish with the solar plexus rocking and holding.