Reflexology is more than a glorified foot rub – it can help release tensions that can have an effect on the whole of your body.
A foot massage can feel like heaven if you’ve been on your feet all day. However, Reflexology based on the Chinese principle that certain areas on the soles of your feet correspond to other parts of the body, also aims to improve organ function by massaging those specific areas. Your feet are a map to the health of your entire body
To ensure nothing is missed during the treatment we focus on the entire pattern of the reflexology therapy, starting at the toes and working down the foot. A complete reflexology therapy session uses many different techniques and includes all of the points on both feet (and perhaps the hands and ears).
By working all of the points, we cant addresses internal organs and glands as well as muscle groups, bones, nerve ganglions (solar plexus, brachial plexus) and nerves (sciatic) during a session.
If you have a specific condition, such as migraines, we will carefully feel and work the area corresponding to the presenting problem.
How Does it Work ?
The first thing to understand is that during the treatment we stimulate the nervous system to do the work of balancing and releasing; it is not the therapist who “fixes” discomfort. In other words, “releasing pain” is not the model; the goal is rather to bring the whole body into balance by applying pressure and then the pain will subside.
What reflexology feels like
Experiences with reflexology sessions vary from a general feeling of relaxation, to a sense of “lightness” or tingling in the body, as well as feelings of warmth, a sense of “opening,” or “energy moving” from the practitioner’s pressure to the specific body area or organ. There is often a physical perception of energy flowing through every organ, valve, gland, or muscle, as well as a sense of communication between each body system.