Reflexology- my hands are my tools !
$100 approx 45-60 minutes
Here is how it works:
I would ask you a series of questions related to your health before lay you down and I will cleanse and examine your feet. I will add pressure to selected reflex points on the feet. Sometimes you will notice tender areas on the feet as they are touched. Some people report tingling sensations in other areas of the body while the reflex points are being touched. Most sessions take from 45 minutes to 1 hour. I’m certified and have practiced on many family member’s feet. Haha.Often, Reflexologists would work on the hands, and some work on both the hands and the feet. I am only certified in Reflexology of the feet. I, myself have been relieved of pain with Reflexology. I mean, who doesn't love their feet being touched?
Reflexology is a treatment that uses pressure on specific areas of the feet with the goal of relieving a variety of problems and balancing the flow of vital energy throughout the body.
Reflexology is based on the theory that reflex points, located in the feet, hands, or ears, are linked to various organs and parts of the body. According to this theory, stimulation of these points is thought to affect the connected organ or body part. By stimulating the reflex points, reflexologists claim that they can relieve a wide variety of health problems and promote well-being and relaxation.
Some proponents claim that reflexology can help conditions such as respiratory infections, headaches, asthma, diabetes, back pain, premenstrual syndrome, and problems with the skin and gastrointestinal tract. They also say reflexology can stimulate internal organs, boost circulation, and restore bodily functions to normal. According to their beliefs, energy travels from the foot to the spine, where it is released to the rest of the body. Some reflexologists say that a tender or gritty area of the foot or hand reflects a current or past disease in the organ linked to that area.
Reflexology traces its roots to ancient Egypt and China. In the early twentieth century, an American physician, William Fitzgerald, MD, decided the foot was the best place to "map" parts of the body for diagnosis and treatment. He divided the body into ten zones and decided which section of the foot controlled each zone. Dr. Fitzgerald believed gentle pressure on a particular area of the foot would generate relief in the targeted zone. This process was originally named "zone therapy." A few years later, another doctor named Joe Shelby Riley published a book with drawings of zones on both the feet and the hands to promote what he called Zone Reflex. He also mapped a few zones on the outer ear.
In the 1930s, Eunice Ingham, a nurse and physiotherapist, further developed Dr. Fitzgerald's maps to include reflex points, which were much more specific than the zones used in Fitzgerald's maps. It was Ingham who changed the name of zone therapy to reflexology.
People with cancer and chronic conditions such as arthritis and heart disease should talk to their doctors before having any type of therapy that involves moving joints and muscles.
Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.