What is Reflexology?
Certified Reflexologist, West Seattle
Reflexology is an ancient natural healing therapy that works by gently stimulating points on the feet and hands that correspond to specific glands, organs, and systems of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas, it soothes the nervous system, relaxes the body, and balances your energy – encouraging the body to heal itself. Reflexology is a enjoyable, non-invasive experience that leaves most people feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
“Most illnesses originate from stress, so it’s important to find ways to relax. If you want to reduce your stress, reflexology can help. Also, I believe reflexology can help strengthen your immune system so you get sick less often and have more energy to live your life.” — Nicole Nicolaisen
The roots of reflexology date back thousands of years to China and even Egypt, where hieroglyphics have been found suggesting the practice of reflexology. In the early 1900’s, Dr. William Fitzgerald founded modern day reflexology in the United States, calling it Zone Therapy. The zones divide each foot into five vertical lines, from heel to toe, which provide a guide to where the reflex points are located. This is the system that most reflexologists use in their practice today.
Benefits of Reflexology
- reduces pain
(headaches, muscle aches, foot pain)
- reduces stress
- relaxes deeply
- improves circulation
- relieves sinus congestion
- revitalizes the entire body
- balances the energetic system
- releases toxins/impurities
- helps with insomnia