Foot Reflexology Sessions

Grounded Monkey is pleased to offer reflexology as another natural healing option.

Reflexology

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Reflexology involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques to normalize and encourage a natural healthy balance of all systems within the body.

Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.  

Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A study in the American Cancer Society journal found that one-third of cancer patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy.

How does it work?

The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.

For example:

  • the tips of the toes reflect the head
  • the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
  • the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
  • low back and intestines are towards the heel

Applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.

Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced this concept of "zone therapy" in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingram further developed this zone theory in the 1930's into what is now known as reflexology.

A scientific explanation is that the pressure may send signals that balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce pain and stress.

What will I feel?

Most people find foot reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.  

Reflexology shouldn't be painful. If you feel discomfort, please tell us.

Some areas may be tender or sore, and we may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure.

If you're ticklish, not to worry. A reflexologist applies firm pressure to the feet.

Why do people get foot reflexology?

  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Tension headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Digestive problems, such as constipation
  • Back pain
  • Encourages healthy circulation

How will I feel after my session?

Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. They may even fall asleep during the session.

Occasionally, people feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful, but this is only temporary and is considered to be part of the healing process.

Precautions

If you're pregnant, please talk with your doctor first and let the reflexologist know.

Be sure to give the reflexologist a complete and accurate health history.

If you have foot ulcers, injury, or blood vessel disease such as blood clots, consult your doctor before having reflexology.

 

Contact Grounded Monkey today if you would like more information or to set up an appointment for foot reflexology in San Antonio. Naturally, your health matters!

$60 For a Full Session

$35 For a Half Session

$15 For a Child's Session

 

Source: http://altmedicine.about.com