Reflexology - $85/60min
A relaxing treatment of the feet that will leave you feeling revitalized! Healing has never felt this good!
What Is Reflexology and How Does It Work? [top]
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that works with subtle energy flows in order to balance and revitalize the body. It is a relaxing, hands-on method used to activate the body’s own natural healing processes by stimulating various pressure points on the feet.
Reflexology is based on the premise that there are reflex points on the feet that directly correspond to the organs, glands and limbs of the body via natural energy lines (meridian or zone lines). These meridian lines run vertically through the body ending at both the hands and feet. By applying pressure to specific areas of the foot, currents of energy are sent up through the meridian lines, thus stimulating the corresponding limbs, organs and glands. Blood flow increases resulting in a greater supply of oxygen and nutrients to the areas of need and the removal of toxins and wastes from the body is initiated.
When the movement of fluid within the body is increased, energy blocks are also released. If energy within the body becomes blocked and/or stagnant, disease is able to settle in. By receiving a reflexology treatment, the body’s natural healing processes are activated and the body is able to return to a balanced state.
Why The Feet? [top]
By providing us with a direct connection to the earth, the feet are what ground both our own energy and the universal energies we receive. They are one of the most sensitive areas of the body because there are many nerve endings in the feet not hidden beneath thick layers of muscle. This makes them extremely responsive to treatment, both on an energetic and physical level. Also, because the areas of the foot are sensitive to the touch, there are often tender areas which can help to indicate which organs and areas of the body are not functioning properly and require balancing.
We want to work on the feet not only because of their receptivity to treatment but because they are an area where toxins often accumulate. Due to gravitational forces, the toxins that circulate through the lymphatic system often accumulate as crystalline deposits in the feet. It is important to break up these structures so that the toxins may be re-circulated and expelled from the body.
What Can It Do For Me? [top]
- Boost and strengthen the immune system
- Balance nerve activity
- Balance the function of organs and glands
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Help speed up recovery time
- Relieve joint and muscle tension
- Clear the body of toxins and impurities
- Reduce stress and induce deep relaxation
- Balance the energies and functions of the body
- Revitalize and energize the body
- Increase productivity
Can Reflexology Be Used In Combination with Other therapies? [top]
Yes, reflexology can be used in combination with other therapies, however if you suffer from sever health issues, have diabetes, hypoglycaemia or are on any medications, it is best to discuss these with the practitioner before the treatment.
When Should I Not Receive A Treatment? [top]
It is almost always safe to receive a reflexology session; however it should be avoided when in the first trimester of pregnancy.
What Does A Typical Session Look Like? [top]
A reflexology session typically lasts for one hour, half an hour being spent on each foot. The recipient remains fully clothed (except for the feet) and is asked to lie on a massage table under or over the covers, depending upon their comfort level.
During my reflexology sessions I like to use the healing benefits of essential oils to help enhance the overall healing effects. The oils help increase circulation, kill odour, soften the skin, and provide a lovely, relaxing scent.
It is important to drink plenty of water after a treatment, as this will aid in the cleansing process and the removal of toxins from the body. If you experience a headache after a session do not be alarmed, this simply means that toxins are working their way from the body. Continue to drink more water, get plenty of rest and allow the body to do what it needs.
How Often Should I Come For A Treatment? [top]
This answer will depend greatly upon on the client and their intention. If a serious health issue is being addressed, one session per week is common. If the treatment is being used for relaxation or general heath maintenance once a month may be enough. Like any other form of therapy it is best to receive treatments often in the beginning and then reduce the amount of visits once the problem begins to show signs of improvement.