Stimulates the reflex points found in the feet and hands which correspond to all the body systems. It is a natural, safe modality that promotes health, relaxation and assists in the recovery from illness and injury. The hands and feet are considered miniature maps of the human form in reflexology. Pressure with the practitioner’s fingers is applied to certain reflex points on the feet or hands to treat corresponding areas of the body
An Egyptian wall painting found in the tomb of Ankhmahor depicts two physicians using what is known today as foot reflexology. The painting is thought to date back to 2330 BC. Foot ‘treatment’ has existed for thousands of years in many cultures. Modern reflexology is said to stem from the theories of Dr. William H Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat specialist. Since then it has been ‘fine tuned’ by several practitioners including physiotherapist Eunice Ingham.
A TYPICAL SESSION
A brief history is taken, then your feet are bathed in warm water with aromatherapy oil (if desired). You are then asked to lie on the massage table and covered with a blanket. Talc is applied to your feet to allow the practitioners fingers to work more easily on the skin, and pressure applied to all or most of the reflex points. The session ends with a foot massage using enriching cream.
- Reduces stress and induces deep relaxation
- Improves circulation
- Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities
- Balances the body systems
- Revitalizes energy
- Is preventive health care
- Reduces pain and symptoms (particularly helpful for asthma, backache, headaches, PMT, menopause, digestive disorders amongst other ailments)
- Promotes healing
DURATION & COST
1 hour session – $70 Health Fund Rebates available >> Contact Joy for Reservations & Gift Vouchers