Reflexology focuses on stimulating various organs and areas of the body by manipulating the reflex points on the feet that correspond to, and are connected to these areas.
How is reflexology different from a foot massage?
Foot massage is more closely related to Swedish massage, in that it uses an oil or lotion, and gentle stroking motions. Reflexology is more about applying pressure and stimulation to the specific areas of the foot that will promote the well-being of the body systems that are most stressed or disordered.
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology therapists understand that careful manipulation of reflex points on the feet can promote healing and healthy function of all of the body’s systems through the energetic pathways that connect them.
Reflexology has been used to successfully treat many different stress related complaints, including digestive issues, headaches and migraines, insomnia and back pain. It is also known to help with injury or trauma, certain menstrual complaints, hormonal balance issues and even arthritis.
If you are pregnant, suffer from foot ulcers, blood clots, or certain kinds of diabetes, please consult with your doctor before seeking reflexology treatments.