What is Reflexology?
Reflexology (or foot reflexology) is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas of innervation in the hands and feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. In this system, the nerve endings in the extremities provide a “map” of the rest of the body. It is an ancient healing practice that has been documented back 4000 years.
The human foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force and your weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons. In particular, the feet have almost 15,000 nerve endings.
Our feet are asked to do a tremendous amount of work: They carry our body wherever we go.
Our feet lie furthest from the heart, therefore circulation can stagnate here. It is vitally important to keep blood circulating back up to the heart to avoid diseases and to clear waste products, such as uric acid and calcium crystals. These can form in the nerve endings in the bottom of the feet, due to the natural pull of gravity. Foot reflexology can increase and aid the circulation and by applying pressure to these crystals, they can be dispersed and carried away in the blood. Foot reflexology can stimulate more than 7000 nerve endings, encouraging the opening of neural pathways and the clearing of blocked energy channels. Stress, tension, poor posture and ill-fitting shoes can all add to a restriction of blood flow and a sluggish lymphatic system. When blood flow or lymphatic circulation is restricted, oxygen-rich blood carrying nutrients and white blood cells find it harder to reach all areas to fight infection, digest germs and remove toxins and waste products.
I am not a doctor and do not practice medicine or diagnose any specific problems. Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment but is a complement to most types of therapy.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Improves blood circulation
- Fights depression
- Helps in relaxation
- Relieves body pains
CONDITIONS REFLEXOLOGY HELPS
- Anxiety and Stress
- Nerve Pain/Diabetic
- Promotes Heart Health
- Sleep Disorders
- Increases Circulation
- Plantar Fasciitis
WHAT DOES A SESSION LOOK LIKE
- First, we have a short discussion on what ails you as you enjoy a glass of one of our Specialty teas.
- Then you take off your shoes and relax back on a massage bed, while spa music plays in the background.
- You will also enjoy aromatherapy with a relaxing blend of essential oils in the diffuser.
- I then will apply an essential oil to the bottom of your foot and start the session with finger walking movements. You may relax in the environment or feel free to ask questions as we go.
Sessions last approx. 30 minutes
I have been a certified Reflexologist for 10 years and have worked under the tutelage of Dr. Selvidge of Selvidge Chiropractic. I am excited to bring reflexology treatments to our farm, where you can experience the peace and tranquility of BEE FRESH FARM.