Reflexology Defined

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Reflexology, like massage therapy, is an ancient form of hands-on healing.

During a reflexology treatment, a therapist will apply pressure to pressure points, or reflex points, on the client’s feet, hands, face, or ears to stimulate the body’s return to homeostasis, or state of natural balance.

Reflex points are believed to directly correlate to the body’s meridians, or energy passageways. The body’s meridians, in turn, directly correlate to each of the body systems.

During a reflexology treatment, the therapist, in stimulating the client’s reflex points, can clear blockages in the meridians, restore natural energy flow, and aid in the client’s return to balance by directly affecting body systems in need of restoration.

Reflexology, like massage, has the ability to positively affect all body systems. Through reflexology, the body is encouraged to flush out and eliminate toxins, and encourage body system function.

Please note, reflexology can be contraindicated for clients with certain health conditions. Always be sure to make your therapist aware of all of your pre-existing health conditions – no matter how minor you may deem them.

If your condition proves contraindicated for reflexology, do not hesitate to ask your therapist for alternative remedies or professional referrals.