The ultimate in relaxation, if you are looking for a treatment that will put you to sleep quite literally, while stimulating organs in your body. Reflexology is a session focused on your feet, so if you are working long hours on your feet this would be a beneficial treatment for you.
Did you know that a reflexologist can tell if your liver is functioning correctly or not? Different pressure points in the feet correlate to a different organ in the human body.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a treatment focused on pressure points in the feet or hands which will bring about healing and stimulate areas of the body. When pressure is applied to certain areas of the foot (which is mapped out) this will correspond to reflex points on the feet, hands and ears connected to organs, glands and all parts of the body, similar to the meridians in acupuncture. By massaging those reflex points the associated glands, organs and systems are stimulated. These cells receive more blood supply, more oxygen, and the lymphatic system assists the immune system by removing toxins and cellular waste. Reflexology has been shown to release endorphins – the “feel good” hormones.
The History of Reflexology
Where reflexology originated seems to be up for debate, some say the first discovery was found in Egypt based on the observation of daily life activities including the medical practices. Some believe that reflexology emerges from China but no evidence or findings can confirm.
We do know however, that in the 14th century, Reflexology was being practiced throughout Europe under a different name; zone therapy. Dr. William Fitzgerald Father of modern reflexology has discovered that zone therapy has been used by Aboriginal American. Fitzgerald’s study has brought reflexology practice to be widely used in North America. Zone therapy was developed from the finding that if pressure was applied on different parts of the body such as hands, nose, and ears it could relieve pain.
Conditions Reflexology Can Treat
Benefits of Reflexology
How can I get a Treatment?
How To Get Started
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If you are looking to try a reflexology session please book your appointment with Manuela. She is currently at the clinic on Tuesday and Wednesdays reflexology sessions range from 75 minutes, 60 minutes and 45 minutes.
A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every other week for 6-8 weeks, followed by a “tune-up” every month.
How To Book Reflexology?
Reflexology appointments can be booked online using the Jane booking system. Be sure to select reflexology with Manuela as she is the only practitioner offering this service. If you would like to call the clinic and book a session our front desk staff will assist you with finding a day and time that suits your schedule.
Please contact your insurance plan to find out if your reflexology treatment will be covered under insurance, we are not able to offer direct billing for this service at present. If you have coverage with RTIP (Retired Teachers Insurance plan) will cover this treatment.
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What to Expect at Your Reflexology Session
During your reflexology session you will be fully dressed, only shoes and socks will be removed so the area of concern can be addressed and treated. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and pants that can be raised to above the knees, make sure they are not too tight around your calves (lower leg). The practitioner will focus on your feet for the majority of the treatment, but may include some massage techniques to the calves and knee area.
You will start with a soothing foot bath for just 1-3 minutes to soak your feet and this will also allow the therapist to assess your feet for open wounds, rashes, sores, plantar warts or bunions and will ask you about any foot or leg pain that could hinder treatment. You will then position yourself in a prone position (on your back) on a massage table with warm blankets and pillows to provide the ultimate relaxation and comfort.
Your reflexologists will begin with gentle soothing techniques on your feet using lotion or oil. They will progress to more mild to moderate pressure on one foot at a time using different techniques. You may notice during a session that they return to certain pressure points a second time, but they’ll cover the entire area during the session, not just the points connected to any trouble spots you might have.
After the session you will likely have a sense of total relaxation from head to feet!
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