What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an ancient technique based on the theory that the feet and hands contain reflex points that correspond to every muscle, nerve, organ, gland and bone in the body. Applying light pressure to these points helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress. Reflexology also reduces vascular constriction by improving the flow of blood and lymph in the body. As circulation improves, toxins are released.
Clients have used reflexology to address these conditions:
- 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
Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A 2015 review published in Integrative Cancer Therapies found that reflexology massage was more effective for the relief of cancer pain and surgery-related pain than body massage or aromatherapy massage.
What to Expect
The treatment is performed by a licensed Reflexologist. During the treatment experiencing tenderness at certain areas of the foot means there is a problem or stagnation in the area corresponding to the reflex point. After resting for a few days, the area can be reworked again. In time, there will be less tenderness as the problem heals.
Practitioners of this modality assert that performing reflexology once a week can remedy most problems early and speed up recovery.
$80 / 30-minute session (feet or hands)
$120 / 60-minute session (feet only)
$400 / 4-pack of 60-minute sessions