What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary health technique that has existed throughout history, with the first evidence of this art dating back to 2300 B.C. in Egyptian drawings. It is a technique whereby the practitioner uses her palm, fingers and thumb to stimulate and apply pressure to reflex points on the hands and feet.
How Does It Work?
Reflexology is based on the theory that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes has one or more of the following effects on the corresponding area:
stimulates nerve pathways
enhances energy pathways
opens up circulatory and lymphatic pathways
releases endorphins to reduce pain
enhances muscle relaxation
brings about deep relaxation
Thus reflexology helps bring more oxygen and nutrients to the target area and enhances all function of detoxification. As a result, reflexology helps heal and re-balance the whole body and not just the prevailing symptoms.
Reported Health Benefits
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. It has been shown to be effective for pain management, sports injuries, joint problems, hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, congestive symptoms, detoxification and more. Most importantly reflexology facilitates deep relaxation, which in turn helps heal many stress-related conditions.
A reflexology session typically lasts 1 hour. The practitioner works both the hands and feet in a systematic manner, employing various stimulation and pressure techniques and varying degrees of pressure. Each session is tailored specifically to meet the health needs of the individual. Often, the practitioner will include other holistic modalities such as deep breathing, therapeutic essential oils or hot stones to increase the benefits of the treatment. A series of three to eight sessions is typically required to see the desired health benefits.
50 min - $90