Reflexology is a system of reflexes. There is a map of the body on the feet, hands and ears. Working with finger, thumb and hand techniques on the reflex points that correspond to all body parts, relieves stress, induces deep relaxation, increases circulation of the entire body and helps you feel better.
For a targeted reflexology session, to target reflex areas for pain for instance, time will be spent on ears, hands and feet to increase the pain relief. Each area worked on will add to the pain relief and may be worked more than once.
A session may include feet and hands, just feet, or feet, hands and ears.
The reflex map on the ears is in the shape of an inverted fetus, so the head is found in the earlobe. Ear reflexology is profoundly relaxing. It is done differently than the hands or feet, in that no finger walking is included. There will be some sliding techniques and finger holds. 5-10 mins may be added to your relaxation/stress reducing session, or in different amounts of time if a targeted session is being done for you.
Everyone responds differently. Some of my clients find it helps their health condition dramatically, others that it helps keep their condition controlled while receiving regular reflexology sessions, and still others find it relaxing though it doesn't seem to help their condition. I often hear a client say they feel "in sync again" or feel "balanced" after a session.
Research shows that reflexology helps relieve pain, stress, insomnia, post traumatic stress syndrome (effects wear off after 3 days), kidney stones (pain relief, also excretion was faster), migraine, kidney function improvement, infertility, gout, headaches, decreases fatigue, increases blood flow to intestines, diabetes (daily for 30 days, though I have seen improvement once a week), cholesterol & triglycerides (reduction when done 5-6 times a week for 4 weeks), colic, arthritis and more.
Reflexology may be included as part of your acupressure or massage session or as a 30-90 minute stand-alone session. A footbath may be used to start the relaxation process and cleanse the feet. You may choose to have just foot reflexology or include hands and ears. Relaxation techniques are used at the beginning to loosen the feet or hands and then a firm touch is used, so you will not find it ticklish.
This includes acupressure on Chinese meridian points, Indian Marma points, muscle massage, lymph drainage all targeted on the head and neck and mapped using longitudinal zones and transverse landmark lines. Reduces stress and tension, is deeply relaxing, assists lymph drainage, stimulates nerve endings, calms the mind, improves tone of facial muscles and skin, and enhances circulation and oxygenation to tissues and brain.
May be helpful for headaches, migraines, stress, and sinus issues.
It works with the meridians accessed through the head and the zones. Working Chinese meridian points (there are 12 energy pathways in the body) in the head can help open up blockages along the meridian and working the zones helps open up blockages in each zone.
The body has 10 zones. 10 fingers, 10 toes and the body is equally divided up into sections called zones. In the reflexology zone theory, energy moves up and down the zones.
Facial AcuZone Reflexology pampers me and promotes collagen formation. It reduces puffiness, tones my tissues, tames my stress, and is energizing and relaxing at the same time!
My clients LOVE the lymph drainage and deep relaxation! What's not to like? Anyone loves looking younger & feeling refreshed!