Reflexology Massage uses various touch techniques on specific points of the feet and hands to normalize body function, restore energy throughout the body, and maintain optimum health. Reflexology practitioners theorize that there are major reflex points in the hands and feet corresponding to each organ and major muscle group in the body. Pressure on these points releases restricted energy flow and improves blood supply. Since the extremities have a rich supply of nerve endings, stimulation to these points can have far-reaching effects, including release of endorphins into the bloodstream, providing pain relief and a feeling of well-being.
Clients who benefit from reflexology report feelings of deep relaxation and reduction or elimination of pain. Circulation is improved, resulting in increased oxygen and nutrient supplies to the brain and body. Detoxification is promoted, as well as a normalization of the functions of the organs, glands, and structures of the body.
30 min $40
60 min $75
90 min $105
~ Involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet and hands
~ Based on the theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems
o tips of the toes reflect the head
o heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
o liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
o low back and intestines are towards the heel
~ Benefits of reflexology massage:
o Relaxation and stress reduction
o improvement of nerve function
o increased blood circulation
o eliminates toxins
o boosts metabolism and energy
o reduces headaches
o relieves discomfort from menstruation and pregnancy
o stimulates release of endorphins
~ Can this induce labor?
o There are certain reflex points that can help with pregnancy pain and stimulate secretions that are needed to cause contractions
o Those pressure points need to be steered clear of to avoid encouraging uterine contractions
~ Not for those with circulation issues or diabetes