May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

What is Reflexology?

By: Amy Reitzel, RMT

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a safe, simple and effective treatment which is used to help healing and help maintain health. It is an alternative treatment that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet. Reflexology is based on the theory that every part of the body has a reflex area on the feet. When pressure is applied to these reflexes, messages are carried along neural pathways to the corresponding body part and this triggers the body to go into a state of homeostasis (balance)

What to Expect

During your first reflexology appointment you will fill out health history forms for your therapist. You will go over any concerns and questions you may have. This enables the therapist to focus more accurately on the clients specific complaints and needs. The reflexology treatment is followed by a brief massage with oil on your feet to help increase relaxation. Treatments are generally 50 minutes in length.

Benefits of Reflexology

  • Decreases stress
  • Decreases tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Increases sense of well-being