ReflexologyReflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study which are based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body which map neurologically to other parts of the body (glands and organs). Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can:
-support the body's efforts to function optimally
What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to every part, organ and gland of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Some researchers believe that Reflexology is actually over 5500 years old. Dr. William F. Fitzgerald pioneers "Zone Therapy" in the USA in the early 1900's after studying the art of pressure therapy in Europe. He is usually credited with the rediscovery of Reflexology in the western world.
What happens when I go for a Reflexology treatment?
On the first visit, the practitioner will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health & lifestyle. The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to reflexes while you lie fully clothed on a massage table in a private room. You need only to remove your shoes and socks for foot reflexology. A full session usually takes approximately 55 minutes, during which time you are invited to rest and relax quietly and comfortably.
Reflexology is safe for everyone, although the pressure and length of the session may vary for babies, the aged, or extremely ill. It is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy, or if you are experiencing a severe cold or the flu. Reflexology is not massage. It is a natural, non-invasive therapy which embraces the concept of holistic treatment. We do not diagnose or treat for a specific condition, we are treating an existing imbalance in the energy of the body.
Reflexology may enhance and complement other forms of health practices.
What can I expect after a treatment?
You may experience possible cleansing responses, such as:
-nausea and a headache
-a feeling of tiredness
-and/or a funny taste in the mouth
These are temporary, and should not last more than 24 to 48 hours. Drink plenty of fluids, get some gentle exercise (walking) to aid in the detoxification process, and perhaps take an Epsom salt bath.
Always seek medical attention if symptoms persist, as they may be unrelated to your reflexology session.
Most clients report a feeling of well-being, and experience a very good night's sleep.