What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every gland, organs and part of the body. Through application to these reflex areas, a reflexologist is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area. Through the application of pressure to the reflexes, Reflexology can relieve tension, improve circulation, and promote natural function to all parts of your body. Other possible results from a treatment may include increased energy, deep relaxation, better sleep, improved concentration, speed recovery and healing, pain reduction, and strengthen mind/body awareness. Try Reflexology at your next appointment.
Reflexology vs. a Foot Massage
While a foot massage may feel the same as a reflexology treatment, a reflexologist will work on areas to promote a healing response in the corresponding organs. A massage therapist giving a foot massage will manipulate muscles and other soft tissues to improve circulation, relieve pain, and heal injuries in the area or to induce overall relaxation.
Reflexology has been known to treat the following condition's
Allergies, arthritis, anxiety, depression, diabetes, neck problems, back pain, high blood pressure, sinusitis, MS, digestive issues, infertility, hormone imbalances, hip pain, headaches.
What can this therapy treatment do for me?
A trained Reflexologist knows that the body's waste products can form deposits on nerve endings, which in turn can block the natural flow of energy to other parts of the body. For example, our feet alone have over seven thousand nerve endings. The manifestation of deposit blockage can lead to pain or functional limitations elsewhere such as the neck or back. The body's natural healing ability is impaired. Reflexology practitioner's will provide knowledgeable gentle massage stimulation of nerve endings to increase blood circulation, which leads to elimination of toxins via the lymphatic circulation path. Thus, the body is encouraged to heal itself naturally. Reduction of stress is achieved due to the deep, satisfying relaxation, which usually occurs during treatment. Our emotions are tied to our body feelings and therefore a state of physical relaxation can produce significant reduction of mental stress.
What is the process?
On your first visit you and your practitioner will discuss what you wish to get out of your therapy. For example, you may discuss relevant information regarding injuries, stress, sleep disorder, illness or disease. Problem areas are noted and treatment begins. Your treatment is typically one half hour or an hour long depending on what you and the therapist agree upon. Continued dialogue after the first treatment will give your therapist important information on how your body is responding. The goal is to provide safe and effective treatment, which encourages your body to harmonize imbalances and restore the natural healing paths your body requires.