What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary practice involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands, and outer ears.
Did you know we have over 7000 nerve endings on the soles of our feet? This makes them quite sensitive and responsive to the sensory input of reflexology. Your nervous system mobilizes around new sensory input. For instance, when you bang your elbow, your whole body responds. This principle also works for positive input. When your feet are slowly and intentionally worked with reflexology, your whole body relaxes allowing pain and tension to subside.
Reflexology approaches the body as a whole with interrelated systems. By stimulating all the reflex points, it supports overall well-being and allows the body to move forward for the self-healing process.
Reflexology is used as complimentary care for a variety of conditions such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Reduction of arthritic and back pain
- Support during addiction withdrawal
- Easing premenstrual discomforts
- Support during pregnancy
- Support during menopause and peri-menopause
- Relief for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia support
- Easing the symptoms of MS
“In the average 70-year lifespan, our feet cover about 70,000 miles. This is the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world and averages 1,000 miles a year. This is extremely impressive; so considering how much our feet do for us, how much do we do for them in return? Very little.” -Inge Dougans