Reflexology at Health Solutions is performed as a form of bodywork that focuses mainly on the feet.
Foot reflexology is based on the principle that the foot is like a chart of the body divided into 10 reflex zones; it is a mirror image ofthe body. The underlying theory behind Reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet that correspond to specific organs, glands and other parts of the body.
• tips of the toes reflect the head
• heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
• liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
• low back and intestines are towards the heel
Practitioners believe that applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in corresponding organs through energetic pathways.
Reflexology for most people is very relaxing.
Some areas may be sore or tender and the practitioner may spend extra time on these areas. The soreness
usually decreases with pressure. Because the reflexologist applies firm pressure to the feet, clients who are ticklish need not worry.
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy because it promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet and encourages overall healing. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with massage.
How Is It Different
From Foot Massage
Foot massage can promote relaxation but does not have long-term effects. Massage therapists work “from the outside in,” manipulating specific muscle groups to
Foot reflexology promotes equilibrium and well-being
with long-lasting impact. Reflexology practitioners work “from the inside out,” stimulating the nervous system to release tension.
At Health Solutions our reflexologist has foot reflexology protocols for:
• Digestive system problems
• Headaches and migraines
• Sleep problems
• Chronic pain
• Hormonal issues
History of Reflexology
The concept of “zone therapy” was introduced back in 1915 by an ear, nose and throat doctor by the name of Dr. William H. Fitzgerald.
In the 1930s the zone therapy was further developed into what
is now known as reflexology by an American physiotherapist,
Scientists explain reflexology that by way of pressure on various areas of the foot is believed to release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain and may send signals that balance the nervous system