Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.
Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
* Digestive disorders
* Insomnia related to stress
* Myofascial pain syndrome
* Soft tissue strains or injuries
* Sports injuries
* Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection
I studied Reflexology with Dr Valerie Bartlemeyer from IMI International Meyer Institute Student Reg # b492883 SA ID 6205080064081.
I studied REFLEXOLOGY including introduction to Herbology, Nutrtition and Aromatherapy and am certified to practice 3 zone Reflexology therapy.
I studied Swedish and Advanced Massage with Dr Mike Bar-Gil, Chiropractor PN 0332097.
My working experience includes working December/January 2013 and 2014 at The Milkwood Spa at The Morgan Bay Hotel on the Wild Coast and Minds Alive Clinic in Westville.
I do pamper parties, baby and bridal showers. Services offered … Swedish massage (full body), Indian Head Massage, Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage, pedicures, Foot and lower Leg Massages, Arm, Shoulder & Hand Massages and offer full Reflexology (feet, Hands and Ears) or just Foot Reflexology
Please note that I am only available on weekends by appointment.