Reflexology is noninvasive, relaxing, therapeutic, and sets off all of the body's mechanisms. It is one of the most intelligent complementary therapies around. Because you understand how it works, you can identify areas of the body that are not functioning well and can help improve someone's overall physical and mental health.
Reflexology can help with the distribution and balance of the hormones in the body. The therapy works noninvasive on the endocrine glands to help regulate the hormones. An effective treatment can help increase energy levels, stabilize moods, help control eating habits, and alleviate menstrual or menopausal issues.
Reflexology can help to reduce pain by stimulating the production of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
In reflexology there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to every part of the body, including the organ and glands, and that these parts can be affected by stimulating the appropriate reflex areas. Reflexology is used to relieve stress and tension, stimulate deep relaxation, improve the blood supply, and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses to normalize and balance the entire body. Dr. William Fitzgerald introduce Zone Therapy now Reflexology to America, he discovered he can induce numbness and alleviate certain symptoms in the body by applying finger pressure to specific points. It was Eunice Ingham a physiotherapist used her work as a basis for what is known today as reflexology. Reflexologists apply precise pressure to relieve blockage that inhibit energy flow and cause pain and disease. This pressure is believed to affect internal organs and glands by stimulating reflex points of the body. Practitioners often target the breakup of lactate acid and calcium crystals accumulated around the 7,200 nerve endings in each foot.” Perhaps this is why we feel so much better when our feet are treated,” writes Ray Wunderlich, Jr., M.D., of Florida. Dr. Wunderlich believes that even though reflexology is medically unproven, it still deserves wide usage as a valuable adjunct to the medical care of patients in need. Reflexology has shown to help many patients suffering from ailments such as Lung and breast cancer, chronic migraines and tension headaches. After receiving a 30 minutes session of reflexology from a certified therapist, researchers observed significant decrease in pain. Many researchers conclude that reflexology has a place as a self-care protocol alongside conventional medical care.
Reflexologists are bringing Reflexology to the public and the non-medical community, as well as Naturopaths, Chiropodists, Osteopaths, Massage Therapist and Physiotherapists.
Reflexology calms anxieties, relieve stress relaxes the body not to mention the many patients suffering with a range of acute health problems who testify to the benefits they gained from having regular sessions of reflexology. "I tried a session couple years ago it was so satisfying, I enjoyed it, I felt great and have been having one at least twice a month since then." Carrie RI.
Wonderful experience. This was my first time trying reflexology, I have read up that it can help with autoimmune diseases. Steven was very professional, location was very convenient in downtown Hartford, parking very close by. I scheduled my next appointment as soon as I was finished with the session! AP Bloomfield, CT.
Steve is a professional reflexologist who has helped heal my injuries after a traumatic fall this winter. Steve is intuitive to the body system and he knows the foot reflexes. I look forward to my appointments because I get a relaxing treatment within the one hour time session. I find myself breathing much better during the session while having a short nap and receiving reflexology benefits. EW. West Hartford, CT.