Harmonize to restore
Haven’t been feeling in yourself lately? Our body is a miraculous institution that depends on the harmonious cooperation.
Reflexology is a gentle, relaxing natural holistic therapy that can assist with many stresses, physical conditions, and emotional imbalances. An ancient practice based on the principle that there are points on the feet, hands, ears, and face which reflect the body’s health.
How does Reflexology help you?
Reflexology’ aim is to bring harmony to body and mind and restore the natural balance or homeostasis and can produce the same sensation of relaxation and calm as that of a full body massage.
Reflexology is well known as an amazing way to reduce daily stress level and the symptoms stress through its calming, soothing, relaxing effect.
Stress weakens our immune system and makes us susceptible to illness. Reflexology strengthens our immune system, enhancing lymphatic function to maintain good health, ward off illness and decreases healing time.
It also promotes circulation and energy flow in organs, muscles, and tissues. Speeding up the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells and removes waste products, toxins, and excess liquids from the body more quickly. It also decreases healing time for injuries as well as the reduction of swelling from injuries and illness.
Unknown to most reflexology generates an anesthetic effect releasing the body natural pain killers.
Foremost, it calms the nervous system and improves it functioning to restore the body to its natural rhythm, and create well-being and a balance between body and mind. This could increase the energy levels for vitality, assist to restore mental alertness and better concentration.
Subsequently, it could lead to breaking the vicious circle of unsolved minor health problems and assist in resolving numerous physical complaints and ailments.
Some examples are: Headaches/Migraine; Digestive and Bowel disorders, including constipation; Cardiovascular/circulation problems; Diabetes II; Sleep problems or Insomnia; Hormonal disbalances Menstrual problems (PMS, irregular periods, pain & cramps) and Menopause symptoms (Hot flashes, Night sweating, Hormonal fluctuations); Anxiety, Depression, Moodiness, Irritability; Asthma, Hyperventilation, Allergies; During and Post Pregnancy.
Reflexology is for people of all ages and a great partner in senior care of relieving pregnancy symptoms. Treatments can be general, therapeutic or focussed on a specific problem addressing related areas. It complements other treatments or as a health maintenance measure and is a great way to achieve deep relaxation.
What to expect?
A reflexology therapist applies pressure on these reflex zones to initiate a positive response in the corresponding area of the body.
Tiny imbalances can be detected by touching the feet and hands. During a reflexology session pressure is applied to sensory nerves endings, utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. A response is initiated to the relating organ, glands or tissue in the body, triggering the body’s the natural healing power to kick in.
In general, the treatment feels wonderful, relaxing and soothing. When working on your feet you may experience some discomfort in certain areas. However, this will usually be brief indicating areas of imbalance in the body.
(No, it doesn’t tickle or give you excruciating pain. And yes, we cleanse your feet.)
How will we assist you?
Your feet and hands are like a treasure map for a reflexologist. The shapes, lines, and grooves of your foot and toes and the colour, tone, and temperature of your skin tell a thousand stories!
In the initial consult, we listen to your story, ‘read’ your feet and palpate all reflex area on the foot to map your state of health. Treatments can be therapeutic or be focussing on a specific problem. Depending on your reason to visit and your state of health, we discuss a personalized treatment plan altering the intensity, duration, and frequency of your sessions.
A fusion of Western and Chinese reflexology techniques is used at MarisSage Remedial Therapies. Implementing meridians, acupressure points, energetic and hand or feet reflexology, clearing impaired or blocked neural pathways and stimulation of the free flow of energy. Addressing both the physical and energetic system increases the efficiency of the reflexology treatment.
Reflexology is a natural therapy and incorporates the whole person. Results depend on the person overall state of health, lifestyle, self-healing ability, and frequency of visits.
Our experienced reflexology therapist Mariska is trained in both the western and TCM style of Reflexology, skilled in foot diagnostic and reading toes and specializes in Maternity reflexology and Woman’s Health.
Please inquire what reflexology can do for you or organize an initial consult.