Reflexology is both an art and a science. It is based on the premise that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face that correspond to every organ and system in the body. By stimulating these reflexes with specific thumb and finger techniques, the body can be brought into homeostasis or balance.
There are mini maps specific to the feet, hands, ears or face that illustrate where these reflexes are located. In my work, I will use these maps to guide my treatment, shaping a session based on your specific needs.
The feet are especially responsive due to the fact that there are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot! These nerve endings correspond to energy meridians that affect specific organs and muscles throughout the body. During the induced periods of relaxation of a reflexology treatment session, the body is enabled to bring to bear its own healing powers to positively impact the organs, or part of the body being stimulated.
In foot reflexology the body is gently nudged to a balanced state by applying specific thumb and finger techniques to stimulate points and areas on the foot that represent organs, glands and systems in the body. There are nerve endings (over 7,000 in each foot) and energy meridians that are stimulated during a session resulting in a profoundly relaxing experience.
Reflexology on the hands is just as effective as on the feet, the same techniques are used. The hands are a convenient alternative in situations where the feet might be injured, inaccessible or the client is just more comfortable with having the work done on their hands.
Ear reflexology refers to physical stimulation of the reflex areas of the ears using finger and thumb pressure. The techniques used in ear reflexology are different to those used with the feet and hands, primarily because of the different size of the ears.
Face reflexology promotes a healthy flow of energy throughout the body by stimulating acupressure points, meridians and ‘reflex’ areas on the face. Fingers and palms are used to provide pressure and sweeping movements to stimulate specific points, tapping and vibration to relax the face and head, and rotations to soothe the nerves.
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