Reflexology—What is it? 


It is a holistic healing method that helps relax and balance you by working with reflex points located primarily in your feet and hands.  I also like to include work on your ears though not all Reflexologists do. 


During a session you are able to relax to a level that we normally can’t achieve on our own, this is one of the key factors that helps to make it such an effective method.  When we can get our body to let go of the stress that it holds onto (this is a physical thing, not just mental or emotional) it is easier for our body to balance itself. 


While you’re in that relaxed state I start working with the reflex points.  These points are connected to everything in your body—all of your organs, your brain, hormonal systems, eyes, ears, spine…… everything.  I use gentle techniques to stimulate these.


Something else you may not know, Reflexology works not only on the physical but also on emotional and mental states.



So, what can you expect from a session from me? 


You would be lying on a massage table (fully clothed, this is not a massage).  First I would work on your ears for a few minutes, I use gentle but firm strokes to do this.  I like to start out with this because not only is it a very effective area to work but it feels really good!  It helps to relax you quickly.  Then I move on to your feet, I’ll start with some techniques to warm up and relax your feet and tissues, then I work on stimulating the reflex points.  To stimulate the points I use my finger tips and a little pressure, either holding it in one place or sometimes moving over an area.  There are times when a reflex is tender, this is not uncommon, however it should not be uncomfortable so let me know if I’m using too much pressure.  I have a fairly light touch so this usually isn’t an issue, the whole session should be a comfortable and nurturing experience.



Hands vs Feet


I like to work with the feet for several reasons.  First of all it’s an area that most of us typically ignore and/or neglect and it deserves some TLC.  Also because of gravity we can accumulate “stuff” in them.  Lastly, and this is the hardest to explain, I find something sacred in doing so.  However, if there is any reason I cannot work with your feet, or you just don’t want me to, I am happy to work your hands instead.  This is also highly effective.







More information


The art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China. It was introduced to the West as ‘zone therapy’ in 1913 by Dr. William Fitzgerald who noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands are inked  to other areas of the body within the same zone. In the 30’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology.


She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.  Reflexology is a complementary therapy which works on the feet to help to heal the whole person, not just the prevailing symptoms. It can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium, this gentle therapy helps the body to work naturally to restore it’s own healthy balance.


Our daily lives are full of stress. This is a fact of life. It is also a fact that most health problems begin as stress. Reflexology is a gentle and nurturing yet very powerful alternative therapy.

Receiving regular sessions is an excellent way to reduce stress and bring balance back into your life. 


It is also an ideal complement to an already healthy lifestyle. Making the choice to include reflexology in your wellness program will help maintain your health on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.



Reflexology has been shown to be effective for: 


¨ Back Pain

¨ Migraines

¨ Infertility

¨ Arthritis

¨ Sleep disorders

¨ Hormonal imbalances

¨ Sports injuries

¨ Digestive disorders

¨ Stress related conditions



Benefits of Regular Reflexology Sessions:


¨ Stress Reduction - (Many health problems begin as stress)

¨ Reduction of pain

¨ Increased Energy, Motivation and Enthusiasm

¨ Promotes healthy internal balance

¨ Enhances well-being, vibrancy and quality of life

¨ Improves circulation

¨ Improves Digestion

¨ Induces deep relaxation

¨ Cleanses body of toxins

¨ Accelerates natural healing abilities of the body

¨ Stimulates creativity and productivity

¨ Fosters peace which permeates all aspects of life



What Reflexology is not:


Reflexology is not just a foot rub or massage, specific techniques are used to stimulate the reflex points and zones within the body.  It should not be painful either, there is sometimes a small amount of discomfort that usually lessens as that area is worked.  Let the Reflexologist know of tender spots, they should not work outside of your comfort level.



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