Reflexology is based on the theory that certain areas on the feet, hands and ears correspond to specific organs, glands and body parts. Reflexologists use various finger, thumb and hand techniques and systematically apply pressure to the feet which can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.
Ancient healers used various methodologies to strengthen and balance the energy flow in the body. They acknowledge that energy flows in zones or meridians throughout the body and that these pathways link organs and body parts. Foot massage has been practiced by a variety of cultures and it is generally believed that its roots date as far back as 5000 years ago in China and drawings on pyramid walls in Egypt.
At your first consultation, I will ask questions on your medical history, your lifestyle and eating habits. After your feet have soaked in essential oils and warm water you will then sit in a reclining chair and then cream will be applied once your feet are dried off. Techniques vary slightly, but the whole foot will be massaged and then specific points will be worked on, using pressure. You may feel some points of pressure uncomfortable or tender. This is a sign of some blocked energy in the corresponding part of your body. You should indicate when there is discomfort and I will work on that specific area to ease the related problem in the body. The sessions usually take an hour. Regular reflexology sessions are beneficial in maintaining health and wellbeing. A series of sessions may be required if the condition is of a chronic nature.
I can be found at Eumundi Markets in the loop (near the park) each Wednesday and Saturday or at my Coolum Studio or with a mobile service to your home.
- Reflexology stimulates your system to work more efficiently
- Reduces stress
- Balances the nervous system
- Boosts Lymphatic function
- Improves Circulation
- Detoxes the body
- Enhances the body's natural healing process
- Increases vitality