Reflexology FAQs

 What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science based on the principles that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to all organs and parts of the body.  Its goal is to encourage the release of blockages/congestion in and around the nerve endings while stimulating circulation and improving nerve and blood supply throughout the entire energy system.  

By using a thumb crawl technique (not massage),a reflexologist can release congestion in and around the 7,200 nerve endings of the feet.  

The history of reflexology is believed to date back to Egyptian times, 2330 B.C. where hieroglyphs were found on the tombs of the ancient Egyptian Kings showing them receiving work on their hands and feet.

In 1913, Dr. William Fitzgerald, M.D., rediscovered zone therapy with his patients which was named reflexology.

 

What are the Benefits?

-Relieves/relaxes tension(enhances breathing)

-Increases nerve & blood supply(enhances circulation)

-Helps to normalize or balance the body(all body systems work together)

 

Who can benefit from reflexology?

Everyone can reap the benefits of reflexology! A person does not have to have something wrong to benefit from reflexology.  

 

What is the difference between reflexology and massage?

Massage works to release primarily lactic acid out of the muscles. Reflexology is a deep-compression thumb crawl technique to stimulate specific nerve endings and release uric acid.

 

Does it hurt?

A good reflexologist works to find the "good hurt".  We apply pressure to the reflexes so that the person feels it and it is relaxing.  In reflexology, more pressure is not necessarily better.

 

How often should you receive reflexology? 

It is recommended that you consider a ‘series’ of sessions when first starting. One session a week for four weeks would be ideal to help you get to a new level of balance. After the initial series we can stretch your appointments to where you feel the most comfortable.  

 

 

 

 

 


 

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