What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is not a massage but a focussed pressure technique based on the premise that there are reflexes in the feet that correlate to all of the parts, organs and glands of the body. Working these reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic response in the body, enabling blockages to be released. This allows the body to return to homeostasis (balance).
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology removes stress from the body, enhances circulation, and assists the body to normalize metabolism in a natural way. A reflexologist will treat the whole body by covering all the reflexes in the feet but will pay extra attention to certain reflexes based on the clients’ needs. Reflexology complements all other healing modalities and the effects of a session generally last about 5 days. Reflexology does not require disrobing.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
Everyone, from small children to the elderly, can benefit from a Reflexology session. It is wonderful for people requiring a general tune-up or for those with a variety of health issues, including fibromyalgia, migraines, back pain, PMS, sleep issues, those undergoing chemotherapy or recovering from surgery, and so much more!
What can I expect from a session?
At the first session a confidential health history form will be completed and goals will be discussed to determine the focus of the session.
Every session begins with a quick foot cleanse and examination. The feet are then worked on, one at a time, while the client relaxes quietly. Feedback as to sensitivity is encouraged and findings are recorded. The session concludes with a brief foot massage.
The whole session takes approximately one hour. $70
“A reflexology session is very beneficial. The circulation in my lower legs and feet has been a problem in recent years. A reflexology session greatly improves blood circulation to both. I even notice an improvement in colour. Furthermore, after a session, I have restored feeling/sensation in my feet. It is such a relief. I highly recommend a reflexology session for anyone with similar problems.” ~ Robert, summer resident Peterborough area
“Julie is warm and friendly and her priority is my comfort. I try to get a weekly session because reflexology helps me physically, with lower back pain, and relieves any stress or tension in my life. She has a great sense of humour and we often share a good laugh. A session with Julie makes my week so much better.” ~ Dianne, Peterborough