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REFLEXOLOGY IS A SCIENCE and art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears. The feet, hands and ears are microcosms of the body, reflecting the entire body — all glands and organs. By applying pressure with specific thumb and finger techniques, Reflexology will reduce tension, promote relaxation, increase circulation and bring the body back to balance/homeostasis.

Reflexology versus Foot Massage

Reflexology is often termed by clients or the general public as a foot massage or a ‘foot rub’. It is NOT a foot massage. Massage is the palpation of soft tissue and muscle whereas Reflexology is the stimulation of nerve pathways. There is no doubt a good foot massage will relax the body but the specific thumb and finger techniques used by a Reflexologist involves a more direct application to the sensory nerves.

The Benefits from a Reflexology session

  1. Reduces tension, stress and anxiety (70–80% of illness is related to stress)
  2. Promotes relaxation
  3. Increases circulation
      • Blood — aids in the elimination of excessive waste products in body
      • Lymphatic — assists in boosting the immune system
  4. Returns the body systems back to balance and maintains an overall sense of wellbeing
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