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Reflexology in ottawa
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that can play part in pain therapy and overall wellness. This effective therapy focuses on promoting healing by activating the different reflex points in your hands and your feet which causes responses in the corresponding parts of the body. Various organs are represented by reflex points of the feet, hands, and ears. Just like in traditional Chinese Medicine, reflexology is based on the concept that stimulating these reflex points can improve energy flow and release blockages through the body. The practitioner applies pressure to specific areas of the hands and feet, and this may stimulate the nerve endings in these areas. The pressure applied during reflexology can trigger a physiological response in the body including in the central nervous system. In addition to offering stress reduction and promoting relaxation, reflexology can help with pain relief. Encouraging relaxation can help the body heal naturally or better manage pain symptoms.
During a session, our Reflexologist uses their hands to stimulate specific sets of points which are tailored to each individual and their condition. Our Reflexologist will work within a long tradition and understanding that your feet and hands mirror your general health. Applying pressure to specific points can promote relaxation and circulation, reduce pain and tension, improve mood, and sleep, and increase the sense of well-being.
Foot reflexology: Our feet are full of blood vessels, nerve endings, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. With such complexity in structure and function, the feet remain the furthest body part from the heart. Because of this, circulation in the feet is most likely at its weakest point. This could explain why most of us suffer from cold feet, aches, pain, and sores that take longer to heal, or why sometimes our feet look discolored or swollen. It is believed that the internal organs are mapped into “reflexes” on the feet. Foot Reflexology uses the application of specific type of pressure and foot massage techniques on the reflexes of the feet which helps promote energy increase and balance the body. This helps improve nerve function, improve blood flow in the lower limbs, and help with pain management.
Hand reflexology: Reflexology can also be performed on the hands. Hand Reflexology uses a massage technique that puts pressure on various reflex points in the hands. Just like the feet, these pressure points are related to different organs and body parts. Providing therapeutic massage to these areas can help reduced pain symptoms and help promote overall wellness. Studies have shown that hand reflexology can help reduced anxiety, help with headaches, and help with joint pain in the hands. Receiving a therapeutic hand massage can be relaxing and being in state of calm can help promote sleep, increase immune system function and help reduced inflammation.
Here are a few benefits that Reflexology can offer you:
- Reduce tension, stress and fatigue
- Improve relaxation
- Balance and increase energy
- Improve circulation and lymphatic return
- Stimulate nerve function
- Improve neuro-motor function
- Help with headaches and sinus problems
- Helps with digestive issues
- Help reduce pain related to joint inflammation and chronic pain
- Improve over-all health & well-being
Initial Consultation and Treatment
The initial session includes a review of your health history and discussion of your needs and concerns with our Reflexologist. During the treatment, our Reflexologist will then activate the reflex points in your hands, feet and ears until the whole body has been treated. Enjoy your relaxed state of mind.
60 Min. – $85 + HST
Follow Up Treatment
Reflexology feels different to each individual. Based on your health and wellness goals, follow up appointments may be suggested by our Reflexologist.
45 Min. – $70 + HST