Enjoy the relaxing benefits of a massage without disrobing! Reflexology for the feet, hands and a most relaxing scalp massage will complete your session of relaxation and stress reduction.
• No disrobing – only your shoes and socks come off
• Individualized treatment sessions
• Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and RELAX!
Aromatherapy and scrubs or hot stones can be added to your session for a special treat. I can do customized sessions for feet, the hand or integrating all three (ears/scalp) ranging from 30-90 minutes.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to points on the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques, based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.
The premise is that such work effects a physical change in the body. Stretch and movement techniques are utilized as “desserts” to provide relaxation to the foot.
In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress and increasing relaxation. The feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, and therefore are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium. As the pressure techniques are applied to the feet or hands we are interacting with the body’s nervous system creating: relaxation, improved circulation, pain reduction, as well giving the benefits of touch.
Reflexology is a simple, effective, natural way reported to help overcome many common illnesses and ailments and enjoy a life of better quality of health. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help address many health problems in a natural way, as a type of preventative maintenance. Reflexology should be considered an advance in the health field and should not be confused with a foot massage.
Studies on Reflexology
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 — Reflexology is 93% effective in its application to 78 physical and mental conditions. This finding comes from a year-long analysis of 168 studies from twenty-three countries.
Reflexology studies have been conducted in other parts of the world. For example, when compared to North America there has been a much more receptive attitude to reflexology in Denmark, with the result that there are approximately 3500 practicing Danish reflexologists. Some of these reflexologists are working in medical settings including hospitals, and large corporations employ some others for their employees.
Danish research studies report positive results from reflexology treatment for persons suffering from poor blood circulation, kidney stones and constipation. Another study indicates that reflexology was beneficial for women in a number of different circumstances during childbirth.
In China, X.M. Wang of the First Teaching Hospital, Beijing Medical University published “Treating type II diabetes mellitus with foot reflexotherapy”. This study reports numerous symptoms greatly reduced by reflexotherapy and concludes that it is an effective therapy for type II diabetes mellitus.
Reflexology therapeutically reduces stress and tension throughout the whole body. Blood and lymph circulation improves, nerve supply to the cells is improved, and the release of toxins from the body is increased. These physiological benefits facilitate improvement in the body’s assimilation of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and the functions of the immune system.
Brazilian Toe Hold Reflexology
This is another form of pressure point healing, originating from Brazil. This technique is deeply relaxing and may be helpful for a variety of different types of pain, particularly when associated with stress. This technique corresponds to acupuncture principles. Many people have remarked that ‘it’s like having an acupuncture treatment without the needles’.
Acupuncture can bring about changes in the emotional state by emptying out excessive energy trapped in organs, and by increasing the flow of energy into depleted or undercharged organs. The exact same phenomenon may occur during Brazilian toe massage.
There are six energy meridians that connect to the organs in the body, all of which end in the toes. By holding the toes, the energy meridians can be influenced by creating a circuit of chi energy between the practitioner and the person receiving the treatment, this in turn influences the organs.
Each of the twelve organs is linked with a meridian or channel of energy. The meridians, are channels of energy, ensuring proper nurturing of life force throughout your whole being. When the meridian, is blocked for some reason, the qi, or energy is prevented from reaching the specific area it is supposed to nurture. The result is that the cells, tissue or organs in the affected area will suffer.