Integrative Reflexology

Integrative Reflexology was developed by Claire Marie Miller, a Massage Therapist in Chapel Hill North Carolina

 

Integrative Reflexology is based on four theories. 1) Meridians, channels through which subtle body life force energy flows, also called chi. 2) Structure, skeletal alignment of the bones in the feet and fascial integrity balances our body upward. 3) Zones, grids that help us to systematically locate points and areas of the body. 4) Proprioceptors, nerves that give information that may correspond to reflex points. The nerve sends information to the brain which stimulates the organ or body part indicted in the foot.

 

There are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to every part of the body including organs and glands. The benefits of stimulating the areas on the feet for healing purposes were known by our ancestors all over the world. The areas can be affected by stimulating the appropriate reflex point with finger or thumb compression. Reflexology is used to alleviate stress and tension, enhance deep relaxation , increase digestive response and constipation relief, reduce swelling in feet and lower limbs, increased lymphatic, nerve and blood circulation, and  reduce muscular tension in neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, sciatic area and the back.

 

Your Reflexologists will apply precise pressure to release blockages that inhibit energy flow and cause pain and dis-ease. This affects the internal organs and glands by stimulating reflex of the body. You have over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet and it is thought that pressure applied to certain areas help to break up blockages around the nerve endings which enhances the flow of fluid.

 

Reflexology can also be helpful for people with hypertension, anxiety, insomnia or people experiencing muscular pain. It is a simple and safe way to induce relaxation and a genuine sense of well being. Along with a way to help the body heal itself. By having your feet massaged and specific points worked, your whole body feels refreshed and relaxed.

 

30 minute session ~ $30

60 minute session ~ $60

Mobile session - 45 minute ~ $60 plus mileage costs
 

Session may include a foot soak and/or foot scrub. Aromatherapy can be added to the foot scrub.

 

Session is done fully clothed, only shoes and socks are removed.