REFLEXOLOGY

A Natural Therapy Using Pressure

Reflexology is a science that is the study of reflexes.  Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that correspond to and are relative to the parts, glands and organs of the body. A firm but gentle pressure is used that is adjusted to your preference.

Did you know that there are over 7,200 nerve endings in each of the soles of your feet that travel through your whole body?   By stimulating the nerve endings of the feet with specific hand and finger techniques foot.

Just as with the feet hand Reflexology has numerous benefits.  It is wonderful for hands that that are tired, sore or strained from repetitive use. Hand Reflexology is also used in the event there is a condition with the foot, an injury to the foot, amputated foot or leg or someone is not comfortable having their feet touched.  Some people love to have both their hands and feet treated during a session.

Reflexology is known to help a wide variety of conditions including stress disorders, migraines, headaches, pain, insomnia, constipation, PMS, stroke recovery, fibromyalgia, MS, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, improve digestion, help to correct hormonal imbalances.

Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology can achieve the following benefits:

  • Release of tension and promotes relaxation
  • Improves the cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation, drainage and elimination
  • Establishes or maintains homeostasis or balance
  • Energy pathways are stimulated and Reflexology helps to clear blockages along these channels
  • Complements all other healing modalities
  • Preventative health care

Reflexology is a treatment modality that is beneficial to people of all ages. There are some contraindications where Reflexology should not be considered, or should be used with caution.  These include contagious illnesses, infections of the foot, Deep Vein Thrombosis, active Gout, open sores or wounds, any serious health condition, or if you are not sure consult your physician.  In most cases the hands may be worked on instead of the feet.

Reflexology Protocol

  • You remain fully dressed only removing all foot wear
  • Typically, a session lasts between 45-60 minutes
  • Acute conditions – sessions may be scheduled daily
  • Chronic conditions – 1-2 sessions per week gradually decreasing to maintenance levels.

Although benefits are often felt after the first session it generally takes 8-12 sessions for a significant improvement in a long-standing condition.

  • Maintenance – the general rule is once per month

Initial Assessment: 90 minutes
Follow up Visit: 60 minutes