Many people contact me with many questions about the effectiveness of Reflexology and exactly what does it do. I believe so much in the healing power of reflexology that I have dedicated hours and hours on training and learning the newest techniques to help my clients feel better. I can promise you this, try it once and you will continue to do it.
So I wanted to be able to explain reflexology with a definitive description so here is a source I trust below.
According to WebMD
Written by Julie Davis
Medically Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler, MD on August 25, 2021
What Is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of therapy that uses gentle pressure on specific points along your feet (and possibly on your hands or ears as well) to help you feel better. The theory is that this eases stress, and that helps your body work better. It’s also known as zone therapy.
The way reflexology connects spots on the outside of your body to the inside is a bit like acupuncture and acupressure. But those therapies use points all over your body, not just on your feet, hands, and ears. And while reflexologists do use their hands, it isn’t a form of massage.
Like those other therapies, though, reflexology is complementary to medical treatments. It can be done alongside traditional care, but it’s not an alternative to it, and reflexologists don’t diagnose or treat illnesses.
Reflexology may help you feel less stressed, more relaxed, and more energized. But the benefits might go deeper if you have certain health issues.
Some people with medical conditions find that they feel less pain and discomfort if they have less stress, and reflexology may help with that. Researchers reviewed 17 studies of the psychological benefits of the therapy and found that it boosted feelings of well-being and made it easier for people to manage their conditions.
Reflexology is a natural healing therapy that uses specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques on the reflex points of the feet to help your body restore its own balance and promote overall health. Reflexology works in conjunction with conventional medicine by relieving stress and tension, encouraging blood flow, and aiding the immune system. Melisssa will guide your session through a full body assessment at the beginning of each session, to ensure that our therapy is catered to suit your individual needs.