Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to stimulate more than seven thousand two hundred nerve endings in each foot. These nerve endings correspond to all parts of the body, including organs and glands. Some reflexologists also work with the hands and ears. Stimulating the appropriate region is intended to eliminate energy blockages thought to produce pain or disease in the related areas.
Reflexology is used to prevent, rather than cure, and is used to relieve a wide variety of ailments.
Reflexology is wonderfully relaxing, and promotes a healthy body. Reflexology can relieve stress and tension within the body. It improves circulation and lymphatic flow and works to unblock nerve impulse pathways. These benefits all work toward helping the body to heal itself by restoring balance to the vital energies.
Reflexology works to discover how the soft tissue organs and the entire skeletal system are functioning. Through trained fingers, the reflexologist can detect early warning signs that the body is struggling and can then help restore the internal system to better balance.
You should allow 75 minutes for a reflexology session. The reflexology session begins with a wonderfully relaxing aromatherapy foot bath before the 50-60 minute reflexology session.
The client may be treated in a reclining reflexology chair, or on a massage table.
What are some specific conditions where Reflexology might be helpful?
Once a week is normal; an extreme case would be twice a week. A body needs time to normalize between treatments.
Reflexology also works wonderfully in conjunction with other body therapies. Again, you should wait about a week between therapies to avoid overloading the body.
Will my feet be washed?
A wonderfully relaxing and detoxifying aromatherapy foot bath is included with each reflexology session.