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Reflexology Massage

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet, or reflex areas, to elevate pain and unblock energy pathways.

There are certain points or "reflex areas" on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body.

Pressure on the reflex points also helps to balance the central nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins that help to reduce pain and stress.

Here are some examples of reflex areas and their corresponding body parts:

⦁ The tips of the toes reflect the head
⦁ The ball of the feet reflect the heart and chest
⦁ The arch of feet reflect the liver, pancreas, and kidneys
⦁ The heel of the feet reflect the lower back and intestinal tract

Precautions & Contraindications: Massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in some cases it is best to obtain a written doctors referral. Massage therapists, may not, under the written law, attempt to diagnose any medical conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for more information.

Additional Tip: May want to avoid eating a heavy meal before a massage.

Contraindications to Receiving Massage Therapy: Massage treatment is relaxing and natural. It is generally considered a safe treatment for most people however, there are three types of "Contraindications" where massage could be provided but may be limited or, massage is not recommended at that time.

Recommendations Following a Massage:

Massage has a detoxifying effect on one's body. It is recommended to drink plenty of water after receiving a massage to flush metabolic waste from the muscle tissues. It is also recommended to avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for the next 24 hours after receiving a massage.

Consultation:

Prior to the start of any massage treatment, massage professionals will have each client complete a client health history intake form. The main purpose of a client intake form is to inform the massage professional of current and past health issues and injuries (within the year) so, special care can be taken to treat current issues and prevent additional injury.