What is Reflexology?
There are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot, and you have reflexes all over your feet that connect to other parts of the body.
By applying gentle pressure techniques with the hand and fingers to these reflexes, Reflexology can relieve tension, improve circulation, and support the body's efforts to function at it's best. It also brings deep relaxation to the mind, as well as the body.
Health Benefits of Reflexology
Stress ReductionReflexology brings about a deep state of relaxation to the mind and body. In this state, the body's physiological processes can function optimally, supporting any much-needed healing and bringing you back to a state of balance.
Improved CirculationBy reducing stress and tension with a reflexology treatment, the cardiovascular vessels can more easily conduct the flow of blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients to all the cells, as well as removing waste products and other toxins from the body.
Stimulated Nerve FunctionReflexology stimulates more than 7,000 nerve endings in each foot, encouraging the opening and clearing of neural pathways. The stimulation also interrupts pain pathways, making reflexology a natural and non-toxic method of pain relief.
Improved Immune SystemReflexology stimulates the lymphatic system, which cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and reduces our risk of infection. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, which strengthens the immune system and fills you with an enhanced sense of well-being.
Increased EnergyReflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.
Reflexology helps to manage many common ailments such as:
- musculoskeletal pain
- hormonal issues
- digestive issues
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Do I need to take off my clothes?
No. You only need to remove your socks. I will not go any higher than your knee during the treatment. Also, you will be warm and cozy under a blanket during the treatment.What should I wear?
It is best to wear loose clothing for your own comfort. Wear pants that can easily be pushed or rolled up to your knee.I have ticklish feet. Will this tickle?
No. I use a firm, but gentle pressure, so there is no ticklish feeling.Do you use any tools or instruments during the treatment?
No. I simply use my fingers and hands to apply pressure on different areas all over the foot.Does anyone fall asleep during a treatment?
Frequently. Some people fall asleep during the whole treatment, or drift in and out of sleep, and some manage to stay awake. And that's perfectly fine. My goal is to put you into a deep state of relaxation so your body can facilitate it's own repair, so falling asleep is a good sign. It is also common for people to have full body twitching and even snore! It's all natural and it's all okay.I just came from work, and I didn't have time to wash my feet. Is that horrible?
Not at all. I will clean your feet with a natural solution of Witch Hazel and water before I begin.What if I didn't shave my legs?
It doesn't matter to me.What if my feet are ugly?
I don't see it that way. Feet come in all shapes and sizes, and I treat everyone's feet with the same compassion and care.Are there some things that bother you about doing Reflexology?
I find the smell of cigarette smoke, perfume and cologne VERY overwhelming, so please don't bring these smells into the treatment room.What about confidentiality?
Everything you say during your treatment is completely confidential, including your file, your Health History Form and your identity as my client.Do you get together with your clients for social events?
I really enjoy my relationships I have with each of my clients during our treatment times, but I don't socialize with clients. If we were friends before you came to me as a client, I will not bring up anything we discussed outside of your treatment time.