What is it?
Reflexology is an ancient healing art whose origins have been traced back thousands of years in Egypt , India , China , and Native America. Pressure is applied on reflexes in the hands, feet, and ears that directly correspond to every part of the body. As tension is released at the reflex point, the corresponding organ, gland, or body part is stimulated toward more healthful functioning. The process encourages overall natural healing, circulation, and restores balance.
What can I expect?
Pressure is applied to many specific points in the feet hands and ears which most people find very relaxing.
Reflexologists may also give you self-care techniques to practice at home. Some may interest you in tools for reflexology that you can use at home.
What are the reported benefits?
Deeply relaxing, reflexology is especially known to reduce the many effects of stress. Reflexology has been associated with pain relief throughout the body due to blocks or restrictions from stress, disease, or trauma.
How much does it cost?
Sessions last from 15 minutes to as long as three hours and cost about $15-$150 dollars.
What kind of training does my reflexologist have?
Reflexology is practiced by many different healing professionals . Some have learned over a few courses and others train for years in the most advanced forms of the art. A few therapists earn a Doctor of Reflexology after 10,000 hours of exclusively hands on reflexology training and experience. Basic reflexology is relatively easy to learn. It’s one of the healing arts you can do yourself quite easily.
International Council of Reflexologists, USA
International Institute of Reflexology , USA
Reflexology Association of America