The Power of Reflexology with Elli Soumaki
What are the key health benefits of reflexology treatment?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive natural therapy working holistically with the aim to improve ones’ overall state of wellbeing. It involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet & hands, with these points corresponding to specific organs and areas of the body. This can invoke a state of relaxation and a sense of relief to the corresponding area of the body. Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce stress and anxiety, enhance sleep, reduce pain, improve circulation and boost mental wellness.
Can anyone have reflexology treatment?
While reflexology is an extremely safe healing practice, it is important to be aware of a few scenarios when reflexology might not be the best choice. These complications include:
- Foot fractures, unhealed wounds, or active gout
- Osteoarthritis that impacts the foot or ankle, or those with vascular disease of the legs or feet.
- Blood clots in your leg’s blood vessels.
How can this treatment be tailored to the individual and what can it help to treat?
Upon your first appointment, your reflexologist will conduct a consultation on:
- Medical History
- Physical activity per day/week
They will then begin to “scan” your feet by using alternative pressure with their hands. With “touch and feel “they can knowledgeably be aware which one or more of your body parts are not functioning properly. Finally, your reflexologist will create a “reflex map” to suit your personal needs.
What should people expect from their first reflexology session?