The history of Reflexology goes back thousands of years. Some people believe that because of its simplicity and effectiveness, it may well be a form of therapy found all over the world and in every culture, and that no one can actually claim to have invented it. Cultures in Europe, as well as the Far East, have found traces of "foot work" dating back thousands of years.
Foot Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. Reflexology sessions break up deposits of toxic by-products (lactic acid, uric acid crystals caused by ineffective elimination of metabolic by-products). Scar tissue, pooling of lymph fluid, corns and calluses can also create internal and external "blockages" defined as physical obstructions. Among other sensations such as swelling and softness or hardness of muscle tone, these may also be felt as a sandy or gritty area under the skin and may interfere with the natural flow of the body's electromagnetic energy.
There are approximately 7,200 nerve endings in each of the feet which have extensive interconnections through the spinal cord and brain with all areas of the body. Foot Reflexology is very effective in reducing stress by putting the client into the state known as the "parasympathetic" mode of the nervous system. This state facilitates the body's ability to re-balance its self-healing potential. Regulating nerve impulses and alleviating blockages allows the body systems to maintain an internal balance of "homeostasis."
Treatments are offered in a private, quiet and relaxing environment on a massage table while the client rests peacefully. Clients are asked to dress in comfy, loose clothing.
THREE MAIN BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY:
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