Relieves tension. Harmonizes the entire body.
An ancient Chinese therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the feet based on the theory that congestion or tension in any part of the foot will mirror that in a corresponding part of the body.
Reflexology treatments activate reflex points which may assist with health problems.
Increase the flow of energy
Stimulate the digestive system
Help relieve symptoms of allergies and headaches
Cleanse the body of toxins
Boost the immune system
Relieve tension and pain
Enhance relaxation and sleep
Beyond the feel-good effects of the treatment, the practice and purpose go deeper than the skin and muscles by taking specific reflex points on the foot to induce a healing response in the corresponding organs and areas of the body, as seen in the chart below. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just a few of the many small intense movements you’ll experience during a reflexology treatment. Addressing anything from headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues, if sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when certain areas of the foot are stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ. With repeated practice of applying pressure and manipulating nerve endings (in the foot), reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses to ultimately improve overall health and balance.
During a reflexology session, you’re clothed and seated or lying down while the therapist rubs, presses on and squeezes points on your feet. The therapist may concentrate on specific areas to alleviate ailments (depending on your needs) or work on the whole foot with the aim of strengthening every system in the body.
A treatment typically lasts approximately 30 minutes.
It is recommended to wait at least one hour for reflexology after eating and to drink water following the treatment to eliminate toxins and lactic acid buildup that occurs during the massage.
Bobbi attended Healing Hands Holistic Health Center- School of Massage in 2016- to learn reflexology and other massage techniques
30 minutes- $60