Reflexology

Reflexology can be a very relaxing and therapeutic treatment, especially for clients who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, ankle injuries and stress from everyday movement.

The theory of reflexology focuses on points and areas on the feet, hands and ears that are believed to correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Reflexology practitioners apply pressure to these areas to affect the corresponding organs and systems.

Reflexology is not used to diagnose a patient or cure health disorders, however, many use it in conjunction with other treatments. It is also believed to be a preventative measure and can reduce symptoms in conditions like anxiety, asthma, sinusitis, diabetes and headaches.

Like acupuncture and acupressure treatments, reflexology works with the body’s vital energy through the stimulation of points on the body. However, acupressure goes beyond pressure points on the hands, feet and ears. Reflexology is considered a reflex therapy, as is acupressure, and is often used with other massage therapies.

Career in reflexology

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