Reflexology

Live Well With Reflexology

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most."

― John Ruskin
 
What is reflexology?
How does Reflexology work and what are its benefits?
What can I expect during a Reflexology session?
Reflexology is an ancient art practiced by all cultures, it is a science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs, and systems of the body. The physical act of applying pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques to these reflex areas results in the reduction of stress, which promotes physiological changes in the body.

REFLEXOLOGY is not a foot massage.
Each foot has over 7,000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. This type of drugless therapy creates a physiological change in the body by naturally improving your circulation which reduces your body tension and enhances relaxation. It aids in the elimination of body waste and restoring the body functions to better health.

Reflexology relaxes tension, improves nerve and blood supply and helps nature achieve homeostasis or balance.
Reflexology is a non-invasive procedure. The client remains fully clothed and only slips off his or her shoes and socks. While resting comfortably in a reclining chair, the reflexologist uses the thumb and fingers to apply precise pressure to the reflex points, resulting in the relaxation and stress reduction throughout the entire body. Many practitioners integrate other healing holistic modalities to enhance natural healing.

It is important to note that reflexology is not meant to take the place of modern medicine, but rather compliment it. In fact, at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, reflexology is joining mainstream medicine to help patients cope with pain that follows surgery. While books and charts are helpful in gaining knowledge, contacting your local Certified Reflexologist to experience the benefits first hand is recommended. 
Typical treatment with Color and Meridian Therapy
Ruth integrates color, crystal and meridian therapy along with her reflexology session on her clients. This method is very beneficial for everyone especially for people with tender feet who find the pressure techniques of Reflexology painful, for example the elderly and terminally ill or the very young. Combining color with reflexology gives an added strength that works well to allow energy to flow fully through the body. Pain is a blockage of energy flow. Ruth starts with a Reflexology treatment to locate the areas of stagnated, congested energy where the client indicates pain or there are crystalline formations in specific reflexes. Then she uses the appropriate color, with it complementary color, to these areas using a crystal hooded flashlight. She also uses her crystal color light to balance the meridian points which end or begin on the ends of the feet and hands. Her treatment room is darkened with dim lighting because daylight dilutes color. She ends the treatment by balancing the chakras found on the spinal reflexes on both feet with crystal color light that lasts just under seven minutes.