Understanding the Differences Between Reflexology and a Massage

Going to the Spa is a wonderful way to unwind after a long day at work. At Aura Wellness Spa, a popular New York Korean Massage health facility, there are a number of different massages to choose from. One of the more popular choices is the reflexology massage therapy treatment. But which one is right for you? Are they the same? What are their differences?

The Differences

A massage is applied to the entire body. The massage therapist uses his/her hands, and sometimes even arms and feet, to achieve large muscle movement. Massage works with the structure of the body. When receiving a massage, you will be asked to remove your clothing as the massage works over the entire body. If you are uncomfortable with this aspect, please speak to your massage therapist. The benefit of a massage is local muscle relaxation, or if the entire body is massaged, improved circulation and reduced tension. Massage relieves tension, promotes relaxation, and releases toxins from the body. A massage session can last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

Reflexology is applied to specific areas to promote a response from an area that is removed from the tissue that is being stimulated via the nervous system and acupuncture meridians. This is achieved by the use of fingers and thumbs to create small muscle movements. Reflexology focuses on feet, hands and ears. The only clothing item that needs to be removed during a reflexology massage is footwear. Reflexology is used to improve the function of organs and glands and all the systems of the body, working with the function of the body. Reflexology relaxes the entire body, which leads to balance of all internal and external body systems and improved circulation via stimulation to the nervous and subtly energy system. Other benefits include: pain reduction, aids in post operation recovery, impacts physiological measures, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, benefits mental health, complements cancer care, and eases pregnancy, delivery and postpartum effects. Reflexology massage therapy is offered in a spa setting and a reflexology massage typically lasts about 30 minutes.

There are many benefits of massage and reflexology massage. Knowing the differences can help you make the right decision for you.

Call Aura Wellness Spa For Your Next Reflexology Massage

If you are looking to treat yourself to a NYC reflexology massage, contact the specialists at Aura Wellness Spa at (212) 695-9559 to schedule an appointment. At Aura time honored traditions combined with modern day luxuries make for a special time that will leave you relaxed and ready to take on the hustle and bustle of everyday life.