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ReflexologyReflexology is a technique of manipulation that focuses on the feet, hands and ears in order to improve circulation, which aids in the provision of nutrients and the removal of wastes from the tissues. This modality of bodywork decreases and sometimes removes pain while increasing relaxation throughout the entire body.

Reflexology is based on the idea that all body parts, organs and glands are associated with specific areas, called reflex zones, located in the feet, hands and ears. By working these areas the corresponding body part can be positively affected. For example, working the big toe can relieve a headache while working the heal of the foot can ease a tight low back.
A typical Reflexology session takes about an hour. The recipient remains dressed except for socks and shoes. This can be a very comforting aspect for those who feel uncomfortable with idea of undressing. For those of you who may have concerns in the area of ticklishness, this is a sign of sensitivity and tension. Believe it or not, it is true! Ticklishness can often be alleviated by careful delivery of pressure with long broad strokes, which aid the whole body in the activity of relaxation. Massage reduces ticklishness without a doubt. When I started massage school I was extremely ticklish - today it is almost impossible to tickle me. It is a wonderful thing!

In addition to increased relaxation, recipients of Reflexology report greater alertness, vitality and creativity, not to mention feet that feel like they could walk on air. Reflexology has helped individuals with a wide range of problems and is particularly recommended for stress induced health issues such as high blood pressure, chronic indigestion, headaches, back pain, asthma and sciatica. Reflexology is seldom contra-indicated and can often be used when other modalities of massage or bodywork would be contra-indicated. For example, someone who is in pain but too sunburned to touch can be given relief through Reflexology.