The roots of Reflexology date back to ancient Egypt and China. Reflexology is based off the theory that there are certain points or “reflex areas” on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. By applying pressure to reflex areas it is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area.
Pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress.
Why Do People Get Reflexology?
- Stress and stress-related conditions
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Digestive problems, such as constipation
- Multiple sclerosis
- Back pain
What Is a Typical Session Like?
A typical treatment is 30 to 60 minutes long and begins with a health history form and consultation about your health and lifestyle. The information to customize the therapy.
The feet with be stimulated in various points to identify areas of tenderness or tension. Brisk movements and massage may be used to warm the hands and feet. Pressure is then applied to the foot using reflexology techniques.
Lotion or oil may be used, and instruments like balls, brushes, and dowels may also be used.