now has 7 medicine assessment/intake codes and hopefully soon insurance
companies will be accepting these codes for payment.
A case study
has been done on the benefits of Reflexology for persons with Multiple
Sclerosis – findings indicated consistent application of Reflexology
helped reduce the side affects of the drug Avonex, improved the
persons energy level and the person experienced a more balanced
This is not the first case study regarding the benefits of Reflexology
for Multiple Sclerosis patients. Medical Journals have printed similar
findings in the past.
of Touch: quote from Christine Issel –
"As professional reflexologists, to touch is far more than
to soothe the body physically. Touch is an instrument, or tool of
communication and health. It can be an effective healing agent.
By touching we often let those around us know that we like them,
or that we sympathize with them, or that we believe in their worth."
ancient science and art of Reflexology stimulates the
thousands of nerve endings in your feet by applying thumb and finger
pressure. Stimulating the nerve endings (the reflexes) stimulates the
nervous system and all the other systems of the body - circulatory,
respiratory, elimination, reproductive, lymphatic, muscular and
skeletal - to improve your overall health and the health of your
organs and glands.
interrupting and ultimately changing stress patterns, Reflexology
provides deep relaxation, improved neurological functioning (focus/concentration/
creativity), and improved circulation. Reflexology treatments cleanse
your body of toxins, enhance your immune system functions, and bring
your body into a state of balance and harmony.
The three R's of Reflexology:
Releases tension and stress
Relaxes the systems of the body
Rejuvenates and balances body, mind and spirit
does Reflexology work?
How does a session feel?
Who benefits from a Reflexology session?
Should I tell my doctor I am having
How long is a session?
does Reflexology work?
Reflexology is an ancient science and healing technique based on
the theory that the 7200+ nerve endings in your feet directly correspond
to all your organs, glands and body parts. In essence, your body
is “mapped” onto your feet. By stimulating these nerve
endings, ie: reflexes, with thumb and finger pressure, any energetic,
physical and neurological blockages may be cleared, thus helping
to restore health and equilibrium to the corresponding body part.
This process of stimulating the reflexes, also increases ones circulation,
it creates a deep sense of relaxation, and it releases stress and
tension from the body. It is when the body is in this deep state
of relaxation that the one can access their inner wisdom and heal.
How does a session
A Reflexology session commonly feels very nurturing, calming and
restorative. As the reflexes will be sensitive if there is an imbalance,
some people may experience some tenderness on different areas of
the foot. The touch is adapted to each person and feedback is encouraged
for your benefit and to create the most effective treatment for
you and your goals for the session. The touch is firm, it is not
usually perceived as ticklish and the relaxation techniques are
soothing and relaxing.
from a Reflexology session?
Everyone can benefit – young and old – healthy or those
experiencing a lack of health. Reflexology is preventative and therapeutic
health care. Common ailments that Reflexology is often used for
Headaches, Back /Neck/Shoulder pain, Diabetes
– numbness in toes, circulation issues, woman’s issues
– infertility, PMS, menstrual cramping, digestive issues,
sciatica, respiratory issues – asthma, allergies, shallow
breath, coughing/wheezing, heart conditions, sinus headaches and
infections, ADD, ADHD, ear aches, vertigo, foot pain, fatigue
and sleep disorders.
Should I tell
my doctor I am having sessions?
It is always important to keep your doctor informed of your life
style, your stresses, and how you take care of yourself. We are
happy to communicate with your doctor (after signed authorization
is received from you) on any areas of concern. It is never recommended
that you stop or change any medications. We will advise you, that
as your body receives these sessions and starts to normalize its
functioning, you will need to closely monitor your medications,
and pay close attention to how you are feeling. With the help of
your doctor, you can determine if a change is needed and often less
medication is needed as a result of this work.
How long is
A session is one hour for an adult and 30 minutes for children under
12. The elderly will vary from 30 to 60 minutes depending upon their
Headaches and stomach aches: pinch the webbing between
the thumb and index finger with a good steady pressure and symptoms
should disappear within 1-2 minutes
Headaches: rub, massage all toes and fingers, but especially
the thumb and big toe
Backaches: apply thumb/finger pressure along the
medial aspect of each foot, starting at the base of then big toe
going down to the heel. Do this about 10 times and especially work
the pressure points along this line that are most sensitive.
Cold-head and/or chest: rub/press the balls of
your feet with steady, strong thumb and finger pressure. Do the
same to the upper portion of your pals just below the fingers. The
feet are easier and it feels better as there is more padding.