Reflexology first recorded in Egypt 5000 years ago!
What is Reflexology?
A specific bodywork technique, where the therapist strokes, massages and applies pressure to the feet, hands and/of face to effect changes in the body, relax muscles, and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Why would you try Reflexology?
A Reflexology treatment session causes an increase in blood flow to organs and helps the body to eliminate toxin build-ups. The lymphatic and endocrine systems are stimulated while a state of relaxation is induced.
Both sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems come to balance and natural feel-good hormones called endorphins are released. Scientific sources indicate that an increase in production of endorphins reduces the body’s stress response and causes feelings of well-being. (1)
On the holistic or CAM level, the internal energy lines that flow through the body are cleared and the body returns to energetic balance. This in turn is believed to allow optimal nervous system functioning.
Sounds good? And it feels even better!
A good Reflexology session will leave you feeling rested and refreshed, ready to tackle the world again. Regular Reflexology as part of a wellness program has been indicated to help alleviate a huge number of symptoms of bodily dis-ease, emotional distress and even spiritual anguish. (2)
Ready to become a Reflexologist?
Learning to be a practitioner and becoming a professional Reflexologist is truly a gift, to yourself and to others.
The pleasure we receive from helping others and the positive results we see give us a sense of validation and meaning in life.
Professional Reflexologists are now working from their home, traveling to clients, opening clinics, working for mall outlets, practicing in spas and holistic clinics, working in nursing homes and hospices with palliative care: the opportunities are endless.
There has never been a better time to start your professional practice in Reflexology.
(1) PBS Online: A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries. Public Broadcasting System. 1998-01-01
(2) Disclaimer: Reflexology should not be used to replace allopathic medical advice as prescribed by your primary health care provided. Do not stop taking medication without medical supervision.