Many people think of
reflexology as simply “a really good foot massage,” but actually it is
much more than that. Reflexology
is a very ancient art. In
archeologists have discovered pictographs on the walls of the ancient
pharaoh’s tombs showing physicians administering reflexology to the
kings. (Perhaps the lesson
here is if you want to feel like a king – try reflexology!)
Reflexology can actually be
administered on the feet, hands, or ears.
At Healing Arts Center we practice reflexology on the feet and/or
People have over 7,000 nerve
endings in their feet alone. All
of the body’s organs, glands & skeletal structures are represented
in the feet as well as the hands. It
is a literal road map to the human body.
By applying gentle pressure to
these points, the practitioner is able to either stimulate or calm
organs and glands, depending on what the body needs at that time.
For example, clients with low thyroid function may need that gland
stimulated, whereas clients with sciatica or lower back pain may need that
In general, reflexology
increases oxygenation to all tissues, thereby feeding the tissues and also
carrying away waste products. This
in turn decreases muscle tension and soreness and decreases swelling and
its accompanying pain. Your
immune system, skin tone and focus are also strengthened.
Reflexology is highly
recommended for migraines, arthritis, neuralgia, back pain, fibromyalgia,
diabetes, chronic fatigue, and even sinus conditions.
Excreting the body’s toxins through this helpful technique
provides overall improvement in general health and well-being.
The Center offers two types of
Reflexology targets body organs and glands individually and the
practitioner will work through each one to identify and help resolve
specific issues. This is done
on either the hands OR feet. Traditional
Reflexology is a general stimulation of all points simultaneously with
the overall goal of relaxation and cleansing.
It can be done on either the hands or feet or a blend of both.
If clients have never had reflexology before, the Reflexology
Duo is recommended so they may experience a blend of both and
determine which is most effective for them.
To learn more about the
benefits of Reflexology visit www.reflexology-usa.org
or schedule a free half-hour consult to meet with Dr. Kimberling