Reflexology therapy works on the premise that our feet, hands and ears each mirror our body and that there are reflex points on our feet, hands and ears that directly correspond to the glands, organs and nervous system of the body.  For a more calming foot treatment using heated Basalt Rocks, practitioners are able to expand on traditional Reflexology benefits and allows for faster and deeper access to reflex points. Some sensitive individuals have trouble relaxing and the precisely heated stones work their magic by easily relaxing the muscles in the foot.  Anxiety, pain and stress "melt" away leaving the feet feeling more flexible and light.

Who should not receive Reflexology?
Clients who report current thrombosis or embolism (which is an obstruction of the pulmonary artery or a branch of it by a free-floating blood clot or embolus) should not receive reflexology therapy.  Patients with foot fractures, unhealed wounds, or active gout in the foot and who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis that impacts the foot or ankle should refrain from reflexology.  If you have vascular disease of the legs or feet, it is advised to consult with your primary care provider prior to beginning reflexology on the feet. 

Can I receive Reflexology if I am pregnant?

During pregnancy, it is best to consult your health practitioner before you begin reflexology treatments. It is important that you seek a Registered Reflexologist. You can find a Registered Reflexologist at closest to you.  Some traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physicians advise against reflexology during pregnancy, believing that it could cause miscarriage.  In the U.K., complementary therapies such as reflexology are popular with pregnant women to help ease back pain and discomforts from pregnancy.  There is no evidence that reflexology is unsafe during pregnancy, if in fact you are seeing a qualified health professional or a qualified reflexologist who is experienced in treating pregnant women.  Qualified Reflexologists will know what areas of the feet NOT to work on during the first and second trimester.  

If you have any questions about Reflexology and would like to discuss options, please contact Donna at  Always here to help!

Here is an image depicting feet being treated as shown in this wall etching found in Saqqara, Egypt on the tomb of physician Ankhmahor, circa 2330 BC. The dialogue inscription of this painting reads: “Don’t hurt me”, “I shall act so you praise me.” This therapeutic concept was brought to Western civilization by an American, Dr.  William Fitzgerald approximately 100 years ago and further refined 1889-1974 by American physiotherapist named Eunice Ingham.

** It is important that you seek a Registered Reflexologist for all your Reflexology needs.  

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