What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a treatment that focuses on pressure points of the hands and feet.
How does reflexology work?
There are "reflex" areas on the hands and feet that correspond to specific organs, glands, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and all muscles throughout the entire body.
Applying pressure to these reflex points promotes health in the corresponding areas within the body through energetic pathways. The scientific explanation is that the pressure points send signals through the body to balance the nervous system and release chemicals such as endorphins that work to reduce pain and stress.
Sni_Reflexology_BasicFootMap_1.jpgDr. William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced this concept to the U.S. called Zone Therapy in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingram further developed study in the 1930's into what is now know as reflexology. However, paintings on caves from ancient cultures as well as tombs in Egypt show us that this therapy has been used within wellness practices through the ages.
Reasons to schedule Reflexology Treatments
reflexology.hands_1.jpgStress and stress-related conditions
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Digestion problems, such as constipation