Many times when we are out in the field our massage therapsits get asked about Reflexology Foot massage. So here is an introduction to “What is Reflexology Foot Massage and What should I expect?

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet.   Utilizing certain techniques with hands and thumbs the therapist applies pressure to points on the feet.  The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.

Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, helps neutralize the ill-effects of pro-longed stress, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.

Reflexology at home, office or event..

For for the individual,  it is an easy addition to your full body massage; usually added to the end of your session while you are lying on the table. We also do full reflexology sessions that last up to 60 or 90 minute sessions.  In this case we usually will add hands and ears as well.   Doorstep Day Spa travels to your home so you can relax completely in your own environment, an extra mark on the relaxation scale!

Reflexology foot massage is an easy amenity to add to any group function. Nowadays it is found at events like in home spa parties, office staff appreciation, health fairs, church retreats, sporting events or trade shows. We’ve even been to kids birthday parties as an amenity for the parents while their children are off scampering about. 

What a great way to show how much you care and it is apprecated by most everyone.  Reclining chairs are brought to your location in this case, along with all necesary supplies to perform professional hygenic sessions.  The recliner chairs are highly portable and extremely comfortable for your guests that do not take up too much space and can be set up most anywhere.  Some choose to set it up in an area where the guests receiving their “spa” treatment can still be  a part of the party or sometimes a host/ess will have the reflexologist set up in a seperate more secluded area so that one can take a 20 minute “vacation”. 

Why do people get reflexology?

  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Tension headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Digestive problems, such as constipation
  • Back pain

Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.

Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A study in the American Cancer Society journal found that one-third of cancer patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy.

Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

Here are some useful links if you’d like to learn more about Reflexology:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflexology

http://www.reflexology-research.com/whatis.htm - this shows a great interactive foot chart that you can also download as an app for your iphone.

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