Debbie is trained in reflexology and can add a 30-minute reflexology session on to any other service for $30.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears in order to improve the client’s health and general wellbeing. Reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems; pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and the person’s general health. Whereas massage stimulates muscle groups and tissues, reflexologystimulates the nervous system to release tension.
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. Reflexology is also used for post-operative care, and frequently as an accompaniment to medical treatment of disease.
Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, it can be a very effective complement to other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
In reflexology, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body.
A reflexologist may perform a general, integrated session, or may focus on specific problem areas on the feet, hands or ears. For example, if time is limited and the person really needs to relax, the reflexologist may choose just to work on the ears.
Whatever the approach, the reflexologist attempts to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body’s energy.
A typical treatment is 30 minutes long.
You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks (you remain fully clothed) and sit comfortably in a reclining chair or on a massage table. The reflexologist will assess the feet, then stimulate various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. Brisk movements are used to warm the feet up. Pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.
Lotion or oil may be used.
Most people feel calm and relaxed, or even sleepy, after a treatment. Sometimes, people feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful, but this is only temporary and is a healthy part of the healing process.