Investment: $1 / minute
Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary modality involving thumb and finger techniques to apply gentle alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body. These reflexes are located on the feet, hands, outer ears and face. It is applied to assist the body into a state of homeostasis, or balance, so that the body may begin to heal itself.
Some individuals may feel discomfort when pressure is applied to the various reflex point. However, reflexology should never be painful. Overall, it is an incredibly relaxing experience for which many people fall asleep or enter a state of tranquility.
Some of the common benefits you may experience are:
- Increased relaxation
- Reduced pain
- Improved blood flow
- Reduced anxiety
- Better sleep patterns
- Balancing of hormones
- Remove Toxins
What is the different between massage therapy and reflexology?
Massage therapy works through the musculoskeletal system where as reflexology works through the central nervous system. The focus of reflexology is to stimulate the nerve reflexes on the feet, ankles, hands, ears or face.
What can I expect from my reflexology session?
During your session try to make yourself comfortable and relax, reflexology is most effective when your body is not resisting. As your reflexologist gradually increases thumb and finger pressure to relax specific reflex areas and relieve tension, feel free to communicate if/when you need more or less pressure, or ask questions related to your session. Your session may be on a massage table or in an anti-gravity chair.
Who can benefit from reflexology?
Reflexology is beneficial for all age ranges from infant to elderly. This technique has a long history of promoting relaxation and healing and can be very beneficial in relieving stress or aches and pains that are part of daily life. If you have any health concerns in regards to receiving reflexology treatment we recommend speaking with your doctor before commencing session.
How much time should I allow for my session?
Sessions are between thirty and sixty minutes.
How frequently should I have a reflexology session?
Clients typically book weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to maintain the benefits that work for their lifestyle and/or symptoms.