45 Minutes - $69
Hands & Feet: quick body map.
Ready for a micro history lesson?
Reflexology is based on ancient Chinese and Egyptian hand and foot therapy, dating as far back as 4000 B.C. Fast forward to the 20th century, when Eunice Ingham, a celebrated physiotherapist, created a series of reflexology techniques that helped thousands of people.
Reflexology is used to treat many of the same symptoms that acupuncture is used to treat, including anxiety, headaches, hormone imbalances and digestive problems.
After an initial consultation, your reflexologist plans the session according to your symptoms. As you lie comfortably on the treatment table, your therapist warms up your feet. Then precise pressure is applied to certain areas of the body. By applying healing energy to specific areas on your feet-known as reflexes, reflexology sends signals through the body which, in turn, release positive chemicals, like endorphins. The result? Reduced stress and pain. The treatment is also said to decrease toxins and increase blood supply, easing tension and inflammation. Therapist use reflexology maps, which enable them to see which specific part of the foot relates to different areas of the body’s nervous system. Take your toes for example, that correspond directly to your head. Or your lower back and intestines, and their link to your heel. That’s why the goal is to relax not just your feet, but your entire body from tip to toe.
If you are a bit squeamish about having your feet touched, fear not. You can have exact same treatment on your hands if you prefer. Reflexology can help ease conditions including arthritis, headaches, migraines and even fertility issue.
Many people find themselves feeling healthier and more energetic after just a few. So if you are sore, stressed out, give reflexology a go.
Reflexologists believe that certain points on the soles of your feet are connected to your organs, glands and energy pathways.