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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?


Reflexology is a healing art based on the principle that every organ, gland and body part can be traced to the nerve endings in your feet.

Through your feet I get a very precise idea about your anatomy, physiology and body balance. A sore reflex zone is connected with some part of the body not functioning at its best therefore creating an imbalance. By treating the sore reflex zones we can influence the organs to improve their functions, and through this restore the balance of the body. The pressure also helps relax muscles, stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal and helps to maintain optimum health and wellbeing.

“Michelle is gifted as a reflexologist. Her innate ability to know what pressure needs to be applied and her understanding of the human body makes her work special. The healing energy that one feels when receiving a treatment from Michelle is wonderful. My whole mind, body and Spirit love the way it feels after a session. Going for a treatment with Michelle is a gift to give yourself.” - Helen

HOW CAN REFLEXOLOGY HELP ME?

Reflexology is beneficial for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is a holistic therapy that balances the mind, body, emotions and spirit.

Restorative health

Whether you are seeking to care for a recent or chronic condition reflexology allows you to take an active role in your health. Stimulating the reflexes properly can give the body the possibility of optimizing its own natural resources to heal itself. It opens and clears neural pathways as well as interrupting the pain pathways making it beneficial for many forms of pain including post-operative pain.

Prevention is the sole of reflexology

Reflexology can be a natural, low cost option to offsetting the effects of stress on your overall health. Research tells us 80% or more of diseases are stress related. When we are stressed our body’s defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. That is because the human body is an amazing design, each system including the hormones we produce support each other and therefore if one is imbalanced it can throw the whole body into a tailspin. Reflexology treats the body as a cohesive system bringing the body’s systems back into balance allowing the body’s natural healing energy to flow.

Reducing stress

Too often we ignore what our bodies are telling us because we feel we just don’t have enough time or energy. We don’t put focus on our health until there is a crisis. Reflexology offers incredible restorative support to all of the systems of the body that are taxed and challenged on a daily basis by today’s stressful lifestyles. It provides deep relaxation, aids in sleep and helps revitalize energy.

REFLEXOLOGY IS HELPFUL FOR

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive problems
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine/Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle tension/strain
  • PMS
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Sinus congestion
  • Stress
  • Thyroid imbalance
  • E-mail me to find out more: michelle@handstoheel.com

    IS REFLEXOLOGY THE SAME AS MASSAGE?

    Some people think Reflexology is just a glorious 60 minute massage aimed at the hands or feet and are unclear what the differences are between reflexology and massage. They are two different modalities each with their own strengths.

    Reflexology opens and clears neural pathways as well as interrupting the pain pathways making it beneficial for many forms of pain. It also stimulates the lymphatic system therefore reducing the risk of infection; cleansing the body of toxins and stimulating the production of endorphins which leads to an improved immune system and sense of wellbeing.

    Both reflexology and massage are beneficial for all ages. Both offer a natural, low cost option to offsetting the effects of stress on your overall health and research tells us 80% or more of diseases are stress related. The aim of both massage and reflexology is to enhance the wellbeing of the client.

    A regular program of massage and/or reflexology will put you in touch with your body, teaching you to monitor its signal and needs.

    WHY CHOOSE REFLEXOLOGY OVER OTHER HEALING MODALITIES?

    Reflexology integrates many other healing modalities, and works alongside them beautifully as well.

    Like acupressure I can access the body's meridians.

    Like Reiki I can access the chakras.