Reflexology began as a therapeutic philosophy in 1917 and deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs, and parts of the body. It is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas.
Though reflexology practice dates back to ancient practices in Egypt and China, the recent concepts stem from research done by William H. Fitzgerald in 1915 with his work relating to “zone therapy.”
Reflexology is different from massage in that it targets points in the body called “reflex areas” that are connected to different parts of our body systems. Reflexology uses targeted pressure in these areas in the hands and feet to reduce tension and help energy flow throughout the body.
Since there are about 7,200 nerve endings in each foot, our feet are our barometers. Releasing tension in this area can help to remove waste and ensure proper nerve flow, thereby aiding our health.
Foot Reflexology, which has been widely accepted as a valid means of making one feel good, relax, and noticeably function better, qualifies as an important adjunct for health care.
Why should you get a reflexology massage?
People why regularly schedule reflexology treatment can experience relief from many chronic conditions including:
- Digestive tract disorders
- Migraines, stress & tension headaches
- Various sports injuries
- PMS and menstrual disorders
- Stress-related conditions
- Back pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Hormonal imbalances
Refelxology is also a great companion to cancer treatments.
A typical session is 30-60 minutes and involves a health history survey and a short consultation. Then, after removing your shoes and laying down on a massage table, the certified reflexology massage therapist will prop your feet up and apply light pressure to specific points in your feet or hands to analyze where points of tension and tenderness are located.
Come recline and prop your feet up while the therapist reflexes, or massages, each foot to increase circulation, work out areas of tension and congestion, relieve pain, and promote your well-being.
60 Minutes: $59 | 30 Minutes: $39