Reflexology
and Massage Therapy

Reflexology is a stimulation of the reflex points on the feet  that help the body to heal and improve physical well-being. 

This therapy is a non-invasive massage technique that can lower stress, encourage healing, improve circulation, cleanse toxins from the body, and increase energy. 

How it works 

Over 7,000 nerve endings are located in the foot. They are called reflexes and they correspond to every organ and system within the body. Light pressure on these points can bring about a response from the nerves that helps re-balance the body. 

This massage clears energy pathways that have been blocked.  By helping the foot to relax, the blood supply flows more freely, the nerves relax, and everything functions better.

With foot massage, you can back aches, neck pain, PMS, TMJ, hip pain, and any other areas that ache or have pains, simply by  stimulating the reflex area that corresponds to that pain ...in the foot, on the hands or around the ears.

Benefits of Foot Massage

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Removes Energy Blockages
  • Improves Circulation
  • Encourages the body's own ability to heal
  • Known to help stimulate labor in pregnancy
  • Reduces PMS pain and discomfort
  • Aids in healthy digestion
  • Reduces pain of headaches, tooth aches, arthritis, sinusitis, stomach aches, and much more

This therapy is also great for clients who are uncomfortable removing their clothes for a full body massage session.

This DVD, Comprehensive Reflexology & Massage: The Foot is the DVD from the clip above teaches how to do this therapy, whether you want to learn for you and your family, or to offer in a spa or massage practice.

It is taught my Meade Steadman, who is a wonderful massage instructor in the industry. He has produced many instructional DVD's for therapists and those who just want to learn massage for family and friends.

This is a clip from that DVD:

There are many different types of foot massage, originating from many cultures around the world.

Chinese foot massage and Kansa Vatki Foot Massage are similar techniques focusing on the rebalancing of the body's energy fields. These treatments are all found in various forms in many spas and salons around the world.

Some spas offer the treatment as a stand-alone service, others offer it as an add-on service to massage therapy or pedicure services.

Prices for the therapy differ depending on where you get the therapy, whether it is an add-on or stand-alone service, and the experience/specialty level of the therapist.

Reflexology is one of those techniques that is easy to learn and easy to teach clients to use at home, in between regular massage appointments.


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