By Mary N. DiZazzo

It Isn’t Just a Manicure, It’s Hand Reflexology

Ciao bella,

There is something to be said about “natural healing” and natural beauty. When receiving a manicure a massage of the hands should also be a definite part of the service. After all, the pressure points in your hands even with a simple massage from your manicurist should promote a feeling of well-being.

Departing the manicure with only pushed-back cuticles and painted nails is just not the real deal.

Imagine a “reflexology hand treatment.” Opening up the channels so that the normal healing process of the body can be speeded up by supplying more energy to the right places; helping nature in her work of repairing your body. We all suffer from inflammation somewhere in our bodies.

Hand reflexology is a Western-type acupuncture. It has been known to heal migraines, insomnia, and just hundreds of illnesses. Ancient Oriental physicians developed hand reflexology at the beginning of the 20th century. After many centuries of Chinese physicians practicing acupuncture reflexology was born. While Chinese medical men have expressed caution against premature use of acupuncture, medical experts have used and recommend the use of reflexology to everyone.

You can even treat yourself if you know where to press the points in your hands to relieve pain and discomfort. Find a hand reflexology chart with directions and start feeling invigorating health which brings out one’s natural beauty. “Feeling good!”

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

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Have you missed any of Mary's columns in the Post-Gazette? Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns on her website She is a third-generation cosmetologist and owner of Mary for Nails, etc. natural nailcare salon, and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183.