Thursday, 8 March 2012
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural healing art, a stress reliever, assists the release of endorphins that create a calming and enhanced feeling of relaxation and, greatly enhances the body's ability to rid itself of toxins and blockages that create stress.
A Reflexologist applies pressure to reflexes in the foot, hand or ear to affect an involuntary response to a stimulus from the autonomic nervous system. Nerve impulses from receptors are then transmitted to the central nervous system which in return send outward signals to other body organs, glands or cells.
It is amazing just how much stress and foot pain can be relieved from one session. Your Body knows best where and when to begin the healing process and will direct any energy to the most critical part first. Like Reki, Chinese Medicine or BodyTalk healing models - the body's innate wisdom knows exactly where to begin the healing process.
The idea of regular sessions to aleviate stress within the body is in order to allow the body to return to homeostasis after each stressful episode. (disease, illness, depression ) For Plantar Fascitis, heel pain, bunions, and any other chronic pain symptoms, regular treatments are suggested.
When your whole body is "At-Ease" your can be free from "Dis-Ease"......
Each Session will allow your body to be less stressed out the next time a stressful situation arises. Each session allows your body to handle the daily stresses and pressures a little bit better.
There are over 7200 nerve endings in each human foot (talk about footpain eh?) that interconnect through the spinal cord and the brain to affect all areas of the body.
The body's nervous system enters the parasympathetic mode when a session is performed and the body's ability to self heal and re-balance is greatly enhanced and an internal balance of homeostasis is better maintained.
The feet are under constant pressure from stress, friction, abuse, physical damage and trauma - as the session progresses. the pain cycle can be interrupted, along with stimulation of the lymphatic reflexes, which in turn boosts the immune system and actually, all body systems benefit as all reflexes in the feet, hands and ears reflect all of the body systems within.
It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour for a complete session that is sure to put your fight and flight meter a lot closer to the rest and repair side - and you'll feel better for it too!.... and reflexology is a completely natural method that is complimentary to other medical treatments.
The Reflexology Association of Canada defines Reflexology as such:
"Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principles that there are reflexes in the hands, feet and ears, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body."
Reflexologists DO NOT
1) Diagnose, 2) Prescribe, 3) Treat for Specific Conditions or
4) Use machines or instruments during a session.
Ease Stress in Life - ONE SOLE at a time
I do 45 to 60 minute reflexology sessions in your home or mine. Ever go for a massage and then get all stressed out on the drive home?
Time to De-Stress and let your Body Communicate, Syncronize and Balance itself.... and it's time to just relax... In House Reflexology Sessions help you Communicate, Synchronize and Balance Your Body Systems to allow better health and vitality.
In House is Your House - call to book an appointment. All you have to lose is your stress
Call me and I'd be happy to book your "in-home" reflexology session or day!