ATM Holistic Therapist @ The Serenity Garden
Zone Therapy is the correct name for Reflexology, However Reflexology is the common name used by everyone who practices or undertakes Reflexology as a treatment
Reflexology is being recommended more and more by Health Care Professionals such as Doctors or Nurses.
Yet Reflexology is not a proven treatment like Massage Therapy, yet it is being prescribed by Health Care Professional Reflexology is a pseudo treatment as the real benefits of Reflexology cannot be proven or disproved
When a client undertakes a Reflexology Treatment, The Practitioner uses a gentle, but firm pressure using their thumbs, fingers and hands on the client on specific points on the clients feet
The use of a lubricant such as cream or oil can be used to aid the slipping function of the practitioners hands over the feet while pressing individual pressure points on the feet.
Occasionally the hands and ears may be used by the practitioner , this is because the client may have broken their foot or have a nasty injury and applying pressure to that foot may cause further injury
Treatments usually last from 30 minutes for a mini reflexology session to 60 minutes for a full reflexology session and some people may chose to have a body massage combined with a Reflexology treatment.
It is alright to mix and match your treatments. A good Holistic Therapist will offer different treatments combined to make one full treatment. Ask your therapist about doin a mix and match treatment
Apart from leaving your feet totally relaxed and moisturised after a Reflexology treatment, there are many other health benefits to having a Reflexology treatment these include
Relieving Anxiety, especially after major surgeries like open heart surgery
Help relieve back pain
Pain during labour
Improve sinus issues
If you look at the chart of the feet, it shows the pressure points are for specific parts of the body, however not all Reflexologists agree on exactly where these pressure points actually are on the feet