About Reflexology

Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually directed on the feet or hands. It is based on the idea that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body that correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs. Zone Theory is the foundation of Foot Reflexology and an understanding of the Zones as a system for organizing relationships between various parts, glands and organs of the body and the reflexes are essential to reflexology and its applications. Using the right touch points, reflexology can positively affect every aspect of your body and your life. We will create a calming environment so you can set aside the burdens of the day and focus on your health and wellbeing. Every appointment is custom made to help you reach your deepest intention and your desired outcome. The Reflexology session can be done on feet and/or hands. If desired, aromatherapy can be included. We use a selection of therapeutic grade essential oils for their benefits of digestion, stress relief, pain relief, increased circulation and more. Reflexology is a gentle and pain free method to help you relax and heal. 

 The benefits of Reflexology are:
•   Relaxation with the removal of stress
•   Enhanced circulation
•   Assists the body to normalize metabolisms naturally
•   Complements other healing modalities

 How does Reflexology Work?

When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. Pressure applied to any part of a zone will affect the entire zone and can be stimulated by working any reflex in that same zone.

Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic (nervous system) response in the body to enable the blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation enhanced, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the 'automatic' process that the body incorporates to bring it back to the 'normal' state. Reflexology sessions are for people of all ages, from the newborn to the elderly and great during pregnancy, for a general tune-up or for an unhealthy body. The vast majority of people usually realize the benefits of reducing stress which in turn minimizes physical symptoms. Reflexology in conjunction with other forms of therapies complements ongoing medical treatments. A complete Reflexology session is performed on both feet and/or hands. Sessions will be conducted in a quite, peaceful treatment room on a vibroacoustic table.

Session times: 30, 45 or 60 Minutes

 Paraffin wax-A paraffin wax dip is a soothing treatment in which the feet or hands are submerged in a warm mixture of paraffin and essential oils. The paraffin contains only FDA food grade ingredients, is hypoallergenic and is paraben free. This warming treatment soothes aching joints and improves circulation, relax the muscles, which can help relieve pain caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia and the wax softens rough skin. Sessions are approximately 20 minutes.

 Paraffin wax is quite commonly used to alleviate the following conditions:

• Arthritis
• Bursitis
• Circulatory Disorders
• Eczema
• Fibromyalgia
• Inflammation
• Muscle Spasms
• Overworked/Fatigued Muscles
• Scar Tissue
• Stiff Joints
• Tendonitis
• Tennis Elbow
• Tired, overworked hands or feet

Hot Stones

Take your Reflexology session to the next level and try Hot Stone Reflexology! Hot stones can be incorporated into a reflexology session to further enhance the benefits of the session. The subtle energies of stone introduced into a session calm the senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state. The heat helps to relax the muscles in the feet allowing the reflexologist to work deeper into the reflex areas. The heat from the stones quickly opens the reflex pathways bringing about a deep level of relaxation. This brings about physiological changes as well as improving energy flow, improves blood circulation & lymphatic drainage, promotes the release & elimination of toxins, boosts immunity and the lymphatic function, relieves tension in connective tissues, reduces muscular tension which will help muscles to relax and repair more efficiently, deeply relaxing & soothing helping to melt away tension or anxiety, helps to bring about a balance of body as well as mind.

 Session times:  45 or 60 Minutes

Vita Flex

Vita Flex is a powerful ancient healing technique used by Tibetans thousands of years ago. It is based on the premise that slight pressure created by a rolling motion of the fingertips, pads, and nails produces a stimulation or electrical charge that is extremely therapeutic to the body. Vita Flex stimulation transfers to the nerve pathways, repairs damage, bringing balance and healing. Essential oils may be used to greatly enhance the process.

Vita flex means “vitality through the reflexes” and is an easy way to apply essential oils through the bottoms of the feet.  It is a very important technique that can facilitate the relief of pain and suffering quickly as well as improving physical and emotional well-being.

It is based on a complete network of reflex points that stimulate all the internal body systems.  When the fingertips connect to specific reflex points with essential oils using the special Vita Flex application, an electrical charge is released that sends energy through the neuroelectrical pathways. This electrical charge follows the pathways of the nervous system to where there is a break in the electrical circuit, usually related to an energy block. 

The principal oils used in Vita Flex include: Thyme, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress, Peppermint, Basil and Marjoram.