What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the practice of applying appropriate pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Pressure is applied to the feet based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body. This guided techniques effects a physical change in the coordinating parts of the body. Reflexology has been used in eastern medicine for many centuries now. It is now becoming more recognized by western culture as alternate medicine for many patients that have exhausted all avenues with typical western procedures. It is highly recommended to alleviate stress on the body. Besides feeling good to the area treated, it releases energy blockages when targeting certain areas of the body.
Benefits to Reflexology
■Stimulated Nerve Function
By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, hands, and ears, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. Refelxology also helps to interrupt pain pathways and reduces pain.
Blood needs to be able to flow freely throughout one’s body, carrying nutrients and oxygen to all of the cells. It also removes the waste products of metabolism and other toxins in the system. Reflexology allows the vessels to conduct the flow of blood freely and naturally by reducing the stress levels and tension in the body.
■Improved Immune System
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Reflexology reinvigorates the entire body by relaxing and then opening up energy pathways.
Please check with your doctor to make sure Reflexology is right for you.
Where is Reflexology done?
Reflexology is most typycally done on the hands, feet and ears. Accupressure can be performed on most of the body, an eastern practice very similar to reflexology.
Do you offer Massage?
Yes, we offer massage therapy as well. Please go to www.massage49.com for more information. Some of the most popular massages are listed below.
How should I dress ? What clothing will be removed?
You should dress comfortable. We will need access to your legs and feet and hands. We will ask that you remove your socks and shoes. That is it!
How is your foot spa different than other local foot spas?
The barefoot lounge is an upscale foot spa that maintains higher sanitary guidelines. Our services are geared to help alleviate whatever ailment you may have. We do not practice the same routine for everybody, as every body has different needs.