About Reflexology

Don’t Worry,Get Happy…

                        Through Your Feet!

Promote the Body’s Natural Way to Better Health

  


Reasons People Try Reflexology:
 
Reflexology is Safe
Reflexology is Drug Free
Reflexology is Needleless
Reflexology is great for Circulation and relieving Stress.
Reflexology is Harmonizing - Helps bring your body back to a normalized state of Balance. Assist your body to fight and balance what we all feel and are exposed to every day. This harmonizing affect will help you to focus, relax, and invigorate.
 

People seek regular reflexology treatments for  Stress -  Insomnia - Circulation (pre-natal, diabetes, etc.) -  Head-aches & Migraines -  M.S. - Pain Relief (joints, arthritis, back pain) - Fibromyalgia – Lupus - Fertility – Endometriosis - PMS - Organ Function(digestion, metabolism) and as a part of a regular Health Regime and regular Preventative Health Schedule.  

Stress is a well documented part of our everyday lives with 80% of illnesses known to be caused by stress.  Foot Reflexology is a proven and vital way to reduce illness from everyday stress, tension and pain.  

General Information on What can be Expected

Most commonly, during a Reflexology session you will receive 45-60 minutes of manipulation brought through a Pressure Point System, through the top, bottom, back and lower leg & calf.  You do not have to take off more than your socks, and can recline in your favorite chair or couch (if at home), or on a massage table if in one of the clinic locations.  

When you submit yourself for a reflexology session you can anticipate a very thorough massage of your feet, hands or your ears.  

Some reflexologists use a very heavy pressure and others a comparatively light pressure.  Contrary to common belief, the amount of pressure does not determine the effectiveness of the session.  Frequently, a very light touch will be far more effective than a heavy touch – no, it does not have to hurt in order to be beneficial!  

The cost of a reflexology session varies from practitioner to practitioner – much like the cost of a haircut.  Also, the length of a session will vary with different practitioners – ranging from 20 to 90 minutes.  Of course, the duration of the session will affect the fee charged.  Also, many practitioners are willing to provide their service in your home or office – and it is reasonable to expect to pay extra for this convenience.  

If you have a health condition for which you would like a therapeutic benefit, then you might want to explore on the internet the effectiveness of reflexology for your condition.  See the Info, News and Research page we have provided. Alternatively, call a reflexologist and inquire about the potential of reflexology for your condition.  

In general, the more frequently that you receive reflexology the more beneficial it will be for a health condition.  On rare occasions a single reflexology session provides remarkable results.  However, generally, the longer that you have suffered from your condition, then the longer it will take for you to experience the desired benefits.  If after receiving six reflexology sessions you are not experiencing any improvement in your condition then you should look to other therapies to assist you.  

If your objective is relief of stress and tension, or, a purely blissful relaxing experience then how frequently you indulge is purely up to you.  It is not possible, if you are basically healthy, to indulge in too much reflexology.  Having said that I should warn you it is possible for you to experience an unpleasant reaction to the reflexology session.  This is a comparatively rare occurrence.  It can be a nauseous feeling, a bad taste in the mouth, a headache, gas release, perspiring or feeling cold. These situations reflect the potency of the reflexology stimulation – and the body catching up on its cleansing processes.  

A Properly Accredited Therapist, will not perform a true Reflexology Session in less than the 50 Minute timeline, and they will not tell you how often you “need” to come back.  There is however, the Father Josef Method “Rwo Shur” Foot Reflexology which can only take 20-30 mins to complete.  This method is however deeper and faster and usually includes pain.  After you have tried a schedule of therapy sessions, your body will tell you when another Reflexology Session is needed.  

Benefits

Reflexology works by reducing stress and tension in the body, so, it is very relaxing.  It is relief of stress that produces the therapeutic benefits of reflexology.  As your body relaxes, your blood and lymph circulation and nerve supply to your cells improve.  Consequently the cells of the body get cleansed and nourished, and the glands and organs of the body are revitalized and rejuvenated.  In this way reflexology creates an environment that allows the body to more effectively heal itself.  

Therapeutically relaxing the body with reflexology is a powerful complement to many other natural healing modalities.  For example, reflexology received prior to chiropractic, physiotherapy or any other manipulative therapy will facilitate that treatment and extend the benefits of the treatment.  Similarly, massage therapists have reported that reflexology prior to a massage is very effective in preparing a person for their massage.  

Reflexology also works in tandem with nutritional, herbal, or homeopathic therapies.  First, by assisting the body to utilize the therapeutic qualities of the remedies more effectively, and second, by the potency of the combination of the benefits of the two therapies.  

As much as reflexology has a broad spectrum of health benefits, many clients enjoy reflexology simply for pleasure.  In fact, many people that have experienced both reflexology and full body massage prefer reflexology.  The convenience of not having to totally disrobe, combined with the purely blissful melting sensation as the effects of reflexology slowly creep up and envelop your whole body/consciousness has many clients self proclaim proudly that they are addicted.  

Research

Most of the scientific research of the effectiveness of reflexology has been conducted in China, Denmark and Great Britain – three countries that have integrated the practice of reflexology into the mainstream health care system.  A few studies have been conducted in North America and other countries despite the extreme difficulty of accessing trained research personnel and facilities to fulfil the standards for publication.  

Most of the published studies find that reflexology is an effective therapy for between 75% and 85% of the subjects. This is pretty impressive when compared with other therapies.  There is no therapy that is 100% effective, and, most other therapies have adverse side effects.