WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is a non-inviasive natural health science based on the concept of pressure maps, called Reflexology Maps, resembling the shape of a human body, that are found on the feet, hands and outer ears.
Specific touch techniques unique to the field of Reflexoloyg, using thumb and fingers, are applied to specific parts of the feet, hands and outer ears to bring relief to a wide range of health concerns and challenges throughout the body.
Reflexology is a natural health approach to promote relaxation, increase circulation, and balance the body’s systems in a holistic manner.
HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY WORK?
When there is an imbalance in one part of the body, a backache for example, we can feel it as tenderness or soreness in the corresponding reflex area at the feet, hands and ears. An experienced reflexologist can detect accumulated blockages in the reflex areas.
How can that be? What is the relationship between your neck, liver or sinuses and your feet, hands and ear?
Western medical books estimate several thousands of nerve endings (synapses) in each foot. The nerves go up the legs, interconnecting with other nerves throughout the whole body. An imbalance occurring in one part of the body hinders our bio-electrical energy flow to the reflex areas. When we are balanced and in harmony the energy can flow freely. Prolonged stress on the other hand can cause congestion around the nerve endings and hinders proper energy flow. By gently breaking down the congestions, the corresponding part of the body also experiences some form of relief. Balance and health returns to the affected area.
BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is deeply relaxing and helps reduce the effects of stress on body and emotions. Prolonged stress causes organs and glands to become either over-active or under-active. Reflexology helps to normalize the body functions.
There are many benefits frequently reported like…
- Stress reduction and deep relaxation
- Reduction and elimination of pain
- Improved circulation
- Increased oxygen and nutrient supply to the brain and body
- Normalization of body functions
- Strengthens the immune system
All of this and more through safe and nurturing touch.
Foot Reflexology — focuses on the foot reflex map. This is particularly effective for health conditions related to internal organs and for general relaxation/stress reduction.
Hand Reflexology — focuses on the hand reflex map. This is particularly effective for headaches and congested sinuses.
Ear Reflexology — focuses on the ear reflex map. This is particularly effective for health conditions related to the musculoskeletal system and for general relaxation/stress reduction.
Integrated Reflexology — works with all three reflex maps during the same session with a focus on support structures for all body functions. The client gets a higher percentage of relief per session and, as a result, faster relief.
Prioritized Reflexology — focuses on the priority of where to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to relieve pain and discomfort, depending on what parts and/or functions of the body are affected.