When we have some sort of pain or discomfort what do we typically do? For many of us, our first step is to make an appointment to see our family doctor, where we seek relief through prescription medication. Sometimes, this course of action is effective in the beginning. However, depending on the severity of the pain, taking medication for a prolonged period and still not feeling better is problematic. Another course of action is to seek care from an expert trained in an alternative healing modality. Reflexology is one of them. If done well, reflexology can deliver more profound and long-lasting relief from what ails you than conventional medicine. Awareness about this ancient healing art is growing, as people are trying it and realizing its benefits, both immediately and over time.
So, what is reflexology? It’s a natural, non-invasive treatment that realigns the body and brings it back into balance. The Reflexology Therapist does this by applying gentle pressure and massage to specific areas on the face, ears, hands, and feet to stimulate targeted nerve endings or reflex points. These reflex points correspond to the body’s organs (liver, kidneys, lungs etc.), and systems (lymphatic, endocrine, muscular, etc.), so, by stimulating these reflex points, Reflexology Therapists like me can positively channel the body’s energy (Chi) to improve your health through: pain reduction, improved circulation, better digestion, liberation from head and muscle aches, enhanced skin tone, and more. Reflexology triggers the ‘energy medicine’ within us to spark the body’s inherent healing capabilities. The goal is to release stress, therefore allowing the body’s internal systems to function at optimum levels.
Enjoy the benefits of a deeply relaxing reflexology session BUT KNOW repeat sessions are vital in order to maintain good health. I hear it all the time from those I care for when they ask me, “is it necessary to continue having reflexology treatments now that I feel better?” My answer is always – YES. For you to maintain a healthy and well functioning body you need regular reflexology tune-ups. Just like you may need to see a Massage Therapist once a month to alleviate sore and stiff muscles, or to the Chiropractor to correct your spine, regular reflexology treatments are essential so that all your organs, glands, and muscles will operate harmoniously, freeing you from the constant barrage of tension and stress.
My recommendation is that you get a reflexology tune-up every 4 to 6 weeks, making it a regular part of your health regime. That way, you’ll feel good and look great daily, living a healthy pain-free life through the benefits of reflexology.