Reflexology is an ancient method of natural healing based on the concept that every part of the body correlates with specific points on the feet. By applying precise and steady pressure to these reflex areas, the reflexologist urges the body towards wellness, strengthening the body’s remarkable ability to heal itself.
What is a Session Like?
Prior to your session, our therapist will review your health history and inquire about any specific issues you would like to work on. Feel free to mention anything in your history or current health status – you’d be surprised how many conditions can be helped with Reflexology.
Reflexology sessions begin with warm, moist towels to soothe the muscles and prepare the feet to receive the therapeutic touch.
During the session, the therapist will begin to massage and apply pressure to your feet and lower legs. The reflexologist will check in with you to determine if the proper amount of pressure is being applied. Feel free to speak up and don’t be shy: This is your session and we want it to be comfortable.
“Skinny Jeans” that don’t roll up are discouraged, as the therapist will need access to your calf and shin areas.
What are the Benefits?
Primary Benefits of Reflexology:
· Relieves stress and tension
· Improves sleep and relaxation
· Revitalizes energy
· Improves Sinus Function
· Promotes a sense of well-being
· Clears congested energy pathways
Emmanuelle, LMT and Reflexologist
Emmanuelle is a certified reflexologist, and a member of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA). She has practiced reflexology for five years, including three years in Paris. She has studied anatomy, physiology and reflexology, and have been certified in two schools: Action Reflexo Formation (www.action-reflexo.com) with a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach focused on the systemic relation between organs, and is also certified in Reflex Therapy Total Faure Alderson, Ingham Method, focused on the cranial-sacral balance. She participates in post-graduate trainings to enhance her practice. She practices reflexology with specific processes of manual pressure on feet areas. These areas include 7,200 nervous points located on your feet. The pressure points activate the general nervous network of your body connected through these points and areas. The process will stimulate healing and have a balancing effect on the systems, including the digestive system, hormonal system, cardio-vascular system, and lymphatic system. Reflexology can address many imbalances, like sleeping problems, stress, puberty, menopause, weight and digestive problems, and recovery after surgery. In addition to a deep functional relaxation and release of the tensions, the process will promote long-term health.
There are many systems of reflexology, some with very different approaches and points. This is the system we use the most. The therapist will use many of the points below during your session. If you are interested in self care between visits, feel free to ask your therapist how to apply pressure to certain points at home, and how often you should do so.
Research on Reflexology
Published research is increasingly showing the benefits of this safe, effective, and enjoyable therapy. New research is being published all the time, showing how this ancient therapy can improve health without side effects.
Specifically, an analysis of hundreds of Reflexology studies identified four primary effects and benefits:
1. Reflexology has an impact on specific organs (e.g., Functional MRI readings demonstrated an increase in blood flow to kidneys and to the intestines)
2. Reflexology can demonstrate an improvement in symptoms (e.g., positive changes were noted in kidney functioning with kidney dialysis patients)
3. Reflexology creates a relaxation effect (e.g., Electronic monitors noted changes in alpha and theta brain waves, blood pressure was decreased, and anxiety was lowered)
4. Reflexology aids in pain reduction (27 studies demonstrated a positive outcome for reduction in pain; e.g., chest pain, peripheral neuropathy of diabetes, kidney stones, and osteoarthritis)
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Fees and Packages
As with many modalities, reflexology works best when multiple sessions are completed. For some new clients, this may require weekly visits. Once health is restored, less frequency is required. However, monthly visits are great health maintenance, even when you are feeling well.
Single sessions: (All sessions include warm moist towels to prepare your feet)
45 min session – $55
60 min session – $ 65
Three 60 minute sessions- $180 (Payable at first session)
Note: All Monthly Members Receive 10% Off Their Sessions.
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