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What is Reflexology?

The art of reflexology is based upon the science that every part of our body corresponds with maps on our hands, feet and ears. This includes specific organs as well as entire body systems. By stimulating reflex points on these maps, imbalances can be addressed to promote homeostasis within the body.

Who Is your Reflexologist?

I received my Certificate of Mastery from the Seattle Reflexology and Massage Center in 2010. I offer general relaxation sessions as well as sessions directed to your body’s specific stress areas or imbalances, and your personal health care goals. My mission is to promote relaxation and detoxification in order for natural healing and physical well-being to occur.

What Does Reflexology Do?

Benefits of reflexology can be felt after just one session, but in order to experience the full benefit, multiple sessions may be recommended depending upon your individual needs. Common benefits include reduction in stress and anxiety, enhanced circulation, cleansing the body of toxins, increased energy, and consistent sleep patterns. Clinical studies have shown reflexology to be helpful for several specific concerns including (but not limited to):

  • PMS
  • IBS/Constipation
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Relax the Entire Body
  • Digestion
  • Chronic or Situational Pain
  • Foot Pain

Be aware that your reflexologist is not a medical practitioner and cannot diagnose or treat specific medical conditions. Instead, the goal of reflexology is to balance your body systems so that they work more efficiently and effectively to promote optimal systematic function and homeostasis throughout your body.  Reflexology is a wonderful complement to whatever modality you are currently using to treat your symptoms.

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Are There Any Side Effects?

Reflexology is a completely non-invasive way to relax and detoxify your mind and body. Any negative side effects are short-lived and generally the result of the release of toxins that have built up in your body. Do not let these discourage you from seeking a reflexology session! As your body releases toxins and returns to a balanced state, negative symptoms will decrease or go away entirely.  Such symptoms will vary for each individual and may include nausea, mild headaches and mild muscle aches.

Positive side effects of reflexology include:

  • Deeper sleep and awakening refreshed and energetic
  • Immediate relaxation
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved mental  focus
  • Decrease in tension and anxiety
  • Complaint-specific relief

Medical Concerns:

If you are currently diagnosed with the following, please complete treatment with your medical practitioner before seeking a reflexology session:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Varicose veins in your feet
  • Pitted edema
  • Broken bones or fractures in your foot, ankle (for foot reflexology), hand or wrist (for hand reflexology) within the past 3 months
  • Warts
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Flu – please wait 5-7 days after symptoms subside or 24 hours after fever ends, whichever is longer

To address your specific questions and provide more information, a consultation is provided at the beginning of each session. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first session.