Reflexology offers clients a noninvasive method for achieving a myriad of health and wellness benefits. Reflexologists do not rub your feet. Instead, they use techniques called acupressure and thumb-walking to stimulate the nerve endings that correspond with the reflex points that mirror the body. By exciting the nerve endings in the feet, hands, and/or ears, this actives the nervous system through the complex neural pathways that link the body systems, creating a full-body systemic response.
Why Choose Reflexology
One of the main benefits that draw people to reflexology is the relaxing and calming experience/sensation. While in a session, we strive to keep you comfortable and relaxed while reflexing both feet in their entirety.
Reflexology uses techniques to help bring your body back into homeostasis. Homeostasis is a state of equilibrium. According to Britannica, homeostasis is “any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival. If homeostasis is successful, life continues; if unsuccessful, disaster or death ensues. The stability attained is actually a dynamic equilibrium, in which continuous change occurs yet relatively uniform conditions prevail.” Without balance, your body and your mood can be drastically affected, dragging you down and causing restlessness and stress. During a session, we begin to bring the body back to balance and help it achieve a state of homeostasis.
Benefits of Reflexology…
Professional sources attest to the many benefits of reflexology. For example, Dr. Brent A. Bauer of the Mayo Clinic states, “Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.” And, the National Institute of Health states, a study showed how reflexology helped patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Other benefits include:
• relieve tension and stress
• improve circulation
• reduce blood pressure
• provide sinus congestion relief
• improve digestion/elimination
• assist with pain management/pain relief
• improve sleep
• boost immune system
• restore balance in the body
• enhance energy
• provide effective palliative care
• reduce anxiety and psychological symptoms
• promote relaxation
Please note: Reflexologists do not diagnose illness, prescribe medications, or treat a specific illness. While reflexology does help promote positive health and well-being, it does not replace the care provided by your primary care medical professional.