Many people confuse Massage with Reflexology. Massage, by definition, is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues and applied to the whole body. Reflexology is a hand and finger technique involving pressure to specific points on the body. Reflexology is an ancient art originating from Chinese and Eastern traditions. It is a complimentary, non-intrusive therapy based on the theory that different points, or reflexes, of the feet, hands and head, correspond with different areas of the body with the promise that such work affects a physical change to the body. By applying pressure, without the use of oil or lotion to these specific points, we are sending a message through the body for the corresponding organ, gland or part of the body to relax. By working the reflexology points, the therapist aims to relax and rebalance the areas of the body to which these points relate. Imagine a map of your body on your feet, hands and head. Reflexology Massage stimulates the natural healing mechanisms your body possesses in a pleasant, non-invasive way.
Reflexology has many benefits and is so much more than a foot massage which include its ability to stimulate nerve function, increase energy, boost circulation, induce a deep state of relaxation, eliminate toxins, stimulate the central nervous system, prevent migraines and treat urinary tract conditions. Reflexology Massage can be used to treat a host of health issues, from arthritis and back pain to menstruation and headaches. This type of massage speeds up recovery after surgery or an injury and reduces sleep disorders. Reflexology Massage is much more than a foot massage, it stimulates the natural healing mechanisms your body possesses in a pleasant, non-invasive way. It is a combination of acupressure, energy work and massage. The Chinese believe that Reflexology stimulates the body into healing aiding it to restore natural; balance.