What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands, feet, and ears which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflex points, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Our bodies are amazingly resilient, continuously adapting to life’s physical and emotional challenges. Through every minute of every day, the different systems of the body communicate and work together to create the subtle adjustments that result in a healthy condition.
Through the skillful application of pressure to specific points in the feet, a Reflexologist joins in the silent dialogue within your body. Practiced in diverse cultures for centuries, reflexology is much more than a good foot massage. For either preventive care or in response to physical or emotional distress, reflexology has been observed to create physical changes that can bring about balance, ease, and healing.
Promoting Your Good Health
Reflexology promotes the body’s marvelous ability to adjust and balance during times of stress. Simply taking time out to relax can help you let go of tension and enjoy a feeling of restored balance in your mind and body.
Beyond relaxation, reflexology has been shown to increase circulation. Increasing circulation boosts the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and other tissues and speeds the elimination of waste products such as lactic acid and stress hormones.
This, in turn, reduces muscle tension and soreness, decreases healing time for injuries, and reduces swelling from injuries or illness. Immune function, skin tone, and the ability to concentrate also improve when circulation is increased.
Why Work The Feet?
We have over 7,000 nerve endings on the soles of our feet, making them quite sensitive, and responsive to the sensory input of reflexology. The feet are accessible and easy to work. You only need to remove your shoes and socks and your Reflexologist can address the needs of your entire body.
What Is A Session Like?
With the client relaxing in a comfortable position, the Reflexologist will work on the bare feet. Reflexology sessions take anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour with both feet being reflexed in their entirety.
Reflexologists do not diagnose or treat for specific diseases. A whole reflexology treatment is done at each visit with more emphasis on the tender points. Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of session may vary for babies, the aged or the extremely ill.
Foot reflexology is provided by Shairoz Lalani. A stand-alone reflexology treatment will be billed as reflexology, and an RMT receipt will not be provided. It is possible to incorporate reflexology as a component of your massage therapy treatment plan if you are also seeing Shairoz for massage therapy. Please ask us for details.