Reflexology is the study of reflexes.
Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can: relieve tension, improve circulation, and support the body’s efforts to function optimally.
Reflexology helps to manage many common ailments such as:
- musculoskeletal pain
- stress, and
- hormonal and digestive issues to name a few.
Unlike other therapies which manipulate bones or muscle tissues, Reflexology can provide relief through working the body reflex that ails you on a part of the body that does not.
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 Reflexology Therapist can release these blockages.
Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available.
Amongst the benefits that clients report are:
• Reduced stress
• Improved relaxation
• Released tension
• Decreased pain
• Improved body function
• Enhanced wellness
• Increased strength
• Increased mobility
What Happens in a Reflexology Session?
If you have never received a session, it will begin with a brief health history and an explanation on how Reflexology works and what happens during a session. You will then be placed in a relaxing and comfortable position on either on a zero-gravity chair.
All reflex points on both feet or hands are stimulated as the body is considered to be a whole unit. Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of the session may vary for babies, the aged, or the extremely ill.
A session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
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