A healthy and strong immune system is the body’s best natural defense mechanism against flu, colds, virus and infections. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues and organs – the thymus, spleen, bone marrow and lymphatic system – that work together to protect the body.

During a Reflexology treatment all of these organs and systems are stimulated to help boost circulation and help them work optimally, thereby increasing their ability to protect the body better.

One of the biggest threats to the immune system is stress and anxiety, as they can trigger a release of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system. This can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections and frequent illnesses.

Reflexology reduces stress and tension throughout the body’s systems to improve blood and lymph circulation and release toxins from the body’s tissues. It is believed to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, well documented in their ability to relieve stress.

The entire weight of our bodies is carried by our feet, and they are usually the most ignored part of our body. Feet were meant to be exposed to different textures and elements while walking barefoot, but in our modern lifestyle, with soft and cushioned footwear and flat surfaces, we do not stimulate these important reflexes anymore. That’s why, it is so important to take some time to massage our feet on a daily basis for a few minutes to keep them strong and healthy.

For many of us, massaging our feet on a daily basis or having professional reflexology sessions weekly; is not feasible. That’s where acupressure footwear comes into play. The Japanese massage footwear brand Kenkoh, has developed a specialized range of sandals with an insole technology that stimulates reflexology points in your feet with rubber nodules while you walk, giving you all the health benefits of reflexology, including the boost in immunity, circulation, energy, relaxation, and more. Visit www.kenkoh.jp for additional information.