Plantar Reflexology plays an important role for people who suffer from syndromes caused by anxiety and depression.

It is absolutely not a simple foot massage and is a technique that lends itself well to being associated with specialized medical care, such as psychological and psychoanalytic therapies.

Synergistic and integrated advice from the doctor and the Reflexology practitioner to the person affected by these disorders is often also necessary.

These are aimed at promoting a change in lifestyle, incorrect habits and the acquisition of a profound proprioceptive awareness of one’s inner part, in order to interrupt psychosomatic “short circuits”, to obtain a better energetic rebalancing and greater well-being.

Although anxiety and depression are different from each other, they not rarely occur together in the same person. anxiety-e-depressione-disarmonie-psicofisiche-dr-orlando-volpe/

By consulting Traditional Chinese Medicine, it may be useful to evaluate the energetic imbalance by taking into consideration the organs of our body, the related emotions and finally the psycho-physical reactions induced.

For example, if we find the emotion of anger in the recipient, which is connected to the liver organ, we will have excess anger, muscle stiffness and chronic joint problems; or widespread fear and anxiety are associated with the kidney organ and we will have indecision, asthenia, as well as ease in the formation of kidney stones and related colic etc.

The human body therefore should not be treated in areas separated from each other, but as an indivisible entity, a harmonious union between systems, organs, tissues, related to sensations, feelings and emotions.

All this involvement should theoretically be in balance, but in reality due to endogenous imbalances often caused by external stimuli, this is altered causing the onset of disharmonies, which will soon translate into diseases.

A chat before evaluating the Foot Reflexology massage can help the operator to identify the emotional tendencies that can most frequently emerge, also through the observation of facial physiognomy, as well as naturally that of the foot.

Furthermore, to relax a decidedly anxious person, it may be useful to invite them to take a few deep breaths, close their eyes, then free their mind from toxic thoughts and instead concentrate on positive sensations, then relaxing the whole body starting from the feet to the tips of the hair.

In the case of strong anxiety it is advisable to stimulate the reflex areas on the foot of organs such as the diaphragm and stomach.This is because anxiety induces at a biochemical level, excessive contraction of the diaphragm and the abnormal production of gastric juices in the stomach, with subsequent bloating, hyperacidity, etc.

Regarding the problem relating to depression, the physiognomic signals on the foot consist of atonicity of the soft parts of the foot, anomalous coloration in the reflex area of ​​the lung and a general tendency towards excessive flexibility of the tendons of the foot, especially when the depression has already been established by different time.

Obviously, profound tactile and visual sensitivity on the part of the operator is essential and for this purpose the signals are decisive, such as anomalous coloring on some areas, calluses, rough skin, furrows, folds, etc., which can be highlighted at the first inspection and which correspond to as many alterations, not only at the physical level of the reflex organ, but in this specific case also of a psychosomatic type.

All these considerations relating to Foot Reflexology, combined with the precious collaboration of a specialist psychologist or psychotherapist, as previously observed, make it possible to resolve problems of anxiety and depression, even in apparently difficult contexts.