is a focused pressure technique,
usually directed at the feet
or hands. It is based on the
premise that there are zones
and reflexes on different parts
of the body which corresponds
to and are relative to all parts,
glands and organs of the entire
body. For information
on the HISTORY of Reflexology,
visit the Ontario
College of Reflexology.
Does It Work?
When the reflexes
are stimulated, the body's natural
electrical energy works along
the nervous system to clear
any blockages in the corresponding
zones. A reflexology session
seems to break up deposits (felt
as a sandy or gritty area under
the skin) which may interfere
with this natural flow of the
specific reflexes removes stress,
activating a parasympathetic
response in the body to enable
the disharmonies to be released
by a physiological change in
the body. With stress removed
and circulation improved, the
body is allowed to return to
a state of homeostasis.
is the "automatic"
process that the body incorporates
to bring it back to the "normal"
state. For example, if the blood
pressure is abnormal, the kidneys
will secrete the enzyme renin
which is involved with blood
pressure, and the hormone, erythropoietin
that increases the rate of red
blood cell production.
sessions are for people of all
ages, from the newborn to the
elderly, for a general tune-up
or for an unhealthy body.
The vast majority of people usually
realize the benefits of reducing
stress which in turn minimizes
physical symptoms. Reflexology
in conjunction with other forms
of therapies compliments ongoing
Using a firm pressure, the reflexes
are worked according to the
Stress removal is the first
priority followed by enhancing
circulation. The pressure
exerted from the Reflexologist
usually ranges from 0 - 10 or
20 pounds. Reflexology
is not meant to inflict pain
and common sense dictates when
less pressure is required.
What Are The
demonstrates four (4) main benefits:
with the removal of stress.
2. Enhanced circulation.
3. Assists the body to normalize
4. Complements all other healing
medical conditions unless qualified
to do so.
2. Prescribe medications unless
qualified to do so.
3. Treat for specific conditions
except in emergencies.
4. Work in opposition to the
medical or other fields.
5. Encourage the client to cease
taking their prescribed medication.