What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the pressure points in the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is a complementary and holistic healing technique that has its origins in the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, and India and even in Native American communities.
There are believed to be over 7,200 nerve endings in your hands and feet that correspond to various areas and organs in your body. In other words the electrical wiring of your body ends and begin in your hands and feet. This “electrical system” sends nerve impulses back and forth along neural pathways that can be accessed on your soles of your feet and palms of your hands.
Applying pressure to specific reflex points on the feet can help to bring about relaxation and balance to the entire body and hormonal system. When the body is relaxed and balanced its own natural healing can take place on various levels including emotional, mental and physical. Reflexology is not meant to take the place of traditional allopathic medicine but may be used as a supplement to your current regimen. If you are ill please first consult your physician.
Some Benefits of Reflexology
· Stress lowers the immune system of the body. 70% of all illnesses are believed to be caused by stress. Reflex Therapy reduces stress.
· Improves lymphatic drainage which removes toxins from the body.
· May quicken recovery from surgery.
· Improves nerve function.
· Improves circulation.
· Reduces edema in feet and ankles.
· Revitalizes energy thus improving quality of life and well being.
Some Reasons to have a Reflexology Session
· Menstrual Issues
· Sinus Allergies/Hay fever
· Stress Management/Related Conditions
· Post Operative Recovery
· Shoulder, Neck, Knee & Back Pain
· Pain Management
· Chronic Fatigue
· And More....
What to Expect from during a Reflexology Session
Reflexology is a therapy that is appropriate for any age or physical conditions.
You will complete confidential and important health intake forms. A full session will last approximately one hour. You will remain fully clothed except for socks & shoes.
Pressure, stretch and movement is used to work through the foot methodically. It will be a gentle, but firm, pressure; within your comfort zone.