REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is based on the theory that all of the body’s organs, systems, and glands are linked via a nervous system to specific locations on the ear, face, foot or hand.

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy. Pressure is applied to your feet, hands and ears to relieve tension, treat illness, balance the nervous system, and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress. It is a natural, drug-free way to manage pain and quality of life.

Our reflexologist therapist will gently working the “reflex points” on specific areas of the body, this induces a state of relaxation that releases tension, helps to increase blood flow to the extremities, slows down heart rate and decrease blood pressure.

Feet pressure to relieve tension

HOW CAN REFLEXOLOGY HELP YOU?

The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance” and vital body systems can be blocked, preventing the body from functioning optimally.

Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and facilitate healing. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy are unique.

Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances and by working on these points, the Reflexologist Therapist can release these blockage.

benefits of reflexology

 Here are some examples of what it can help with:

  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Menstrual disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Digestive problems such as constipation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Back pain
Feet pressure to relieve tension

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REFLEXOLOGY VERSUS MASSAGE

It is easy to confuse reflexology with a massage. Both involve applying specific pressure to parts of the body and both receive stress and increase well being. Here is a list of the main differences.

REFLEXOLOGY

  • Applied to specific areas, foot, hand, ear
  • Only outdoor clothing comes off
  • Uses small muscle movements of the hands, thumbs, and fingers
  • Healing is based on stimulating the nervous system through reflex points
  • Improves the function of the organs, systems, and glands through reflexive stimulation
  • Specialized understanding of reflex points and related anatomy.

MASSAGE

  • Applied to whole body (muscles and connective tissue)
  • Uses large muscle movements of the hands, feet, arms and elbows
  • Healing is based on direct muscle and connective tissue contact
  • Changes soft tissue through direct stimulation
  • Specialized understanding of anatomy

What to Expect

A typical treatment is 30 to 60 minutes long and begins with a health history form and consultation about your health and lifestyle. The reflexologist will use the information to customize the therapy.

You may then be asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit or lay down on a massage table. The reflexologist will assess the feet and stimulate various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. The reflexologist therapist may work one or several localized areas: the ears, face, feet, hands, etc.

Brisk movements and massage may be used to warm the hands and feet. Finger or thumb pressure is then applied to the foot using reflexology techniques. Lotion or oil may be used, and the reflexologist may also use aromatherapy oil or instruments like balls, brushes, and dowels.

Be sure to give the reflexologist a complete and accurate health history. It’s always a good idea to consult your primary care provider before trying anything new, including reflexology. Be aware that if you have foot ulcers, recent injury, foot or ankle wounds, gout, or a cardiovascular condition, reflexology may not be appropriate or safe. Reflexology may also not be right for people with diabetes, osteoarthritis (affecting the ankle or foot), circulatory problems, active infections, gallstones, kidney stones, or certain types of cancer. Pregnant women should avoid reflexology.

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