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About Reflexology




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Reflexology has been around for over 1,000 years. Depictions of reflexology have been found on the walls within Egyptian pyramids.


WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY ?



According to the World Health Organization (WHO), reflexology is one of the fastest growing therapies in North America today. Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes or areas in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body.

Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves symptoms of tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.


IS REFLEXOLOGY A MASSAGE ?



Reflexology is not a massage. Reflexology works with the Nervous System through the application of pressure on the nerve endings in the feet, hands, or ears.


WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM REFLEXOLOGY ?



Reflexology has been successfully applied to all ages. From babies a few hours old, to seniors aged over 100.

Reflexology is a truly remarkable, non-invasive treatment for everyone who wants to return to good health, or if already enjoying optimum health, to maintain it.


HOW DOES REFLEXOLOGY WORK ?



Reflexology involves the use of applied precise alternating pressure techniques therapeutically on the corresponding area of the body located on the feet, hands, or ears.

There are 7,200 nerve endings in each foot and 2,500 in each hand.

It is the nerve endings that send the message to the brain about stress or pain found in the body during a reflexology session. The brain then responds by producing endorphins, the body's natural pain killer. The endorphins are then sent through the blood stream to the affected area(s).


THE REFLEXOLOGY SESSION



A Foot or Hand Reflexology session usually lasts 45-60 minutes. Session length can be varied for babies, the aged, or extremely ill.

A typical session includes the taking of a medical history, being made comfortable in a zero gravity chair, feet or hands cleansing and assessment, followed by the reflexology treatment as standardized by RAC.


BENEFITS OF THE REFLEXOLOGY



Reflexology improves health generally by relieving stress, calming the nervous system, and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. Some key benefits of Reflexology:
  • Promotes relaxation and stress reduction
  • Improves circulation in both the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
  • Helps the body to normalize itself naturally without adverse side effects
  • Provides preventative health care




 


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