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Foot Massage in St. Petersburg Fl - Benefits of Reflexology

Posted Dec 26 2010 7:39pm
Before opening our Natural, Holistic Day Spa in St. Petersburg Fl - it was very difficult to find high quality foot massage reflexology services in Tampa Bay. Since opening in the spring of 09, we have added two Licensed Massage Therapists who practice the unique art of reflexology. Having lived in Asia- it was routine to seek a therapeutic foot massage to address various organ imbalances and ailments.

What is Reflexology ?
Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, a type of preventative maintenance. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with massage.


Is Reflexology New?

The idea behind Reflexology is not new - in fact, it was practiced as early as 2330 B.C. by the Egyptian culture. Reflexology as we know it today was first researched and developed by Eunice Ingham, the pioneer of this field. Her first book on the subject was published in 1938. And since 1942, Reflexology workshops have been conducted year round.


What is the Ingham Method?
the combined work of the late Eunice Ingham and her nephew Dwight C. Byers, the world's leading authority on Foot Reflexology. Mr. Byers, director of the International Institute of Reflexology®, and/or his hand picked instructors conduct on-going workshops on a worldwide scale to both laymen and professionals.


What Does Reflexology Do?
The Ingham Method® of Reflexology is used primarily for relaxing tension. Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Reflexology improves nerve and blood supply, and helps nature to normalize.

What Special Equipment is Needed?
Only the hands are used, making it a safe, simple, yet effective method without the use of gadgets. Let your fingers do the walking.

Can Reflexology Make a Condition Worse?
No, it will not make any condition more acute. Reflexology helps to normalize body functions. A Reflexology session relaxes the stress that can affect your health. It is a safe effective way to better health.

Did you know that there are more than 7,200 nerve endings in your feet? Reflexology will target much of these as we massage and melt away your troubles through such strokes as the "spinal twist" along inside of your feet and the lung press into the ball of your foot. You'll have happy feet in no time! Reflexology also known as Trigger Point Massage is the art and science of working specific reflex areas on feet to relax and relieve stress and pain in the body.

There are some important differences between reflexology and an ordinary foot massage. While a foot massage usually involves the entire foot or the portion that is in pain, reflexology involves specific spots on the feet. The goals of reflexology usually have nothing at all to do with the feet themselves. Rather, the purpose is to either benefit a specific part of the body or promote overall health.

Reflexology utilizes reflex areas in the feet that correspond to various body systems. There are surprisingly many reflex points. Practitioners utilize a reflexology chart to determine the location of the reflex point that is linked to the patient's problem area. Each foot represents its half of the body and its organs, tissues and vessels.

In reflexology, specific types of touch are used to stimulate the reflex points. Traditionally these points have been said to affect our "life energy," or qi, a concept also addressed in acupuncture and other types of traditional Asian medicine.

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The Benefits of Foot Reflexology Massage
1. It can relieve pain and stiffness caused by too much exercising or using muscle for too long.
2. It can help prevent and cure many symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraine.
3. The blood circulation system will be boosted.
4. The body's function will be naturally turned into its homeostasis.

Restrictions:
1. The massage must be done with accuracy to avoid wrong reflection which will cause muscle infection.
2. One should not receive a massage until at least one hour after a meal.
3. After receiving a massage, one is required to drink water to eliminate toxin and lactic acids developed during the massage process.

Foot Reflexology $30/30 min $65/60 min

Call our center to book your foot reflexology session.727-502-3464


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