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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology means “the science or study of reflexes”. Reflexes are areas in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to all parts of the body. The picture of hands and feet show how the body is mapped out on the foot and hand. When a reflex is stimulated, a change occurs in the energy flow, which improves circulation and oxygen supply. This promotes the natural function of the related area in the body.

As a massage therapist for the past 15 years, I have experienced many bodywork modalities. I probably had reflexology from half a dozen persons, but Nancy has been the most informed and knowledgeable of any of the practitioners. I’m impressed with how she knows the relationship of feet and body.

How Does Reflexology Work?

Relaxation Response
Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Release of tension brings your body out of “fight or flight” mode and can return it to a state of balance or equilibrium, helping your body work the way it was designed to.

 

Nervous System
Reflexology treatments stimulate nerves that connect to different parts of the body, improving communication through the nervous system and reducing pain. Neurotransmitters (“feel-good” chemicals your nervous system produces such as serotonin) are also released with the stimulation.

Energetic Touch
Human to human contact, especially with healing intent, is powerful. Researchers have explored this idea and have actually measured electromagnetic energy transmitted by touch. Energy circulates through the body and blocked energy is associated with imbalance and disease; free flowing energy enhances vitality. Reflexology helps energy to re-circulate.

Acupressure
In addition to reflexology, Nancy applies powerful acupressure points on feet, hands and ears to benefit organs along those meridians. A meridian is an energy pathway through the body, as described by traditional Chinese medicine.


“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates