Reflexology . . .
. . . is a science dealing with the principle that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond directly with all organs, glands and rest of the body.
What will a reflexology session entail? A reflexologist, using only his/her hands, will use specific physical techniques on a client's foot or hand to activate all reflex areas, working within the clients' comfort level. An average session lasts about 50 minutes. It should not cause pain (please inform your reflexologist of any discomfort ALWAYS as it will not only better pinpoint problem areas, but also further your enjoyment).
What will reflexology do for me?
- Reflexology will relieve stress and tension: Most of the medical establishment today links 75% or more of health problems to nervous STRESS. Stress increases hormone levels in the body, decreasing your immune system. When you are tense, your muscles contract, cutting off the supply of blood and oxygen to your cells.
- Reflexology will improve nerve an blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses: There are over 8000 nerve endings in each foot. In a reflexology session, these nerve endings are activated and relaxed several times. This brings more blood to each cell of your body. The blood carries oxygen to the cells. Studies have shown that disease cannot live in an oxygen rich environment.
- Reflexology will help nature to normalize: It will help your body help heal itself. It will not make any condition more acute, making it a very safe and effective way to better health.
How many reflexology sessions will I need?
Everyone is different. You are the best judge. Many people experience health responses to a session; such as being very tired, or feeling very energized; having the sinuses drain, or having to urinate frequently for a day or two afterwards. (Remember to drink a lot of water, especially after a session to help your body flush the toxins out properly.) These are actually excellent signs that your body is responding to reflexology. You know your body better than anyone else. Listen to it, and let it guide you into taking care of it.