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How Do We Use Reflexology To Treat Chronic Conditions?

Reflexology is NOT a new modality!

In fact there is evidence in form of a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330BC that show's foot work being done on Royalty. Although it is much newer in North America this modality is gaining momentum in our culture. The recipients are blown away by the results of ongoing treatments and the word is spreading. Several Extended Benefit Provider's are starting to approve reflexology as a covered therapy. Reflexology clinic's and Practitioner's are popping up everywhere. People are searching for way's to relieve chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, hormonal imbalances and digestive issues ( just to name a few conditions) without the use of medications.


The western medical system is great at addressing and treating certain conditions but do not have many "tools in their toolbox" when it comes to treating many chronic problems and medication that only treats the symptoms often seems to be their only solution. With a taxed medical system patients are taking their health "into their own hands" and searching out other effective treatments.


Reflexology has been studied and proven over the years to be extremely effective in rebalancing the body to put it back into it's normal function which in turn lessens many persistent symptoms.


Here are some of the common benefits that have been studied and reported most frequently.


Benefits of Reflexology

  • Facilitates a deep sense of relaxation, serenity, stress relief and brings about a calm state of being

  • Increased energy

  • Reduces pain on the feet and throughout the body

  • Improves nerve function and circulation

  • Faster healing and regrowth of cells

  • Lessens sleep disturbances

  • Balances the nervous system (slowing the fight and flight part of the brain and speeding up the rest and digest part of the brain)

  • Eliminates toxins from the body

  • Reduction in headaches and migraines or reduced severity.

  • Relieves stress, anxiety, tension

  • Reduces mental and emotional disfunction

  • Helps with overall mood and a feeling of wellbeing


What exactly is reflexology?

This ancient technique involves the application of pressure to areas on the foot, hands, or ears that correspond to different areas of the body. It is based on the premise that the nerve endings and energy meridians from all for our major organs end in the feet so by stimulating these nerve endings and clearing away congestion from the energy lines, the function and overall health of the organs are improved. It also activates the parasympathetic part of the brain, release stress and tension allowing the body to regenerate and heal itself.



Reflexology Foot Chart



Sometimes Reflexology is used in a Spa setting as an added treatment to promote relaxation and primarily for enjoyment purposes. Which is lovely!


At our PetalRoot Clinic we do many treatment's just for those purposes but the majority of our clients are coming to us seeking relief from chronic conditions. We often set up treatment plans that include weekly visit's for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Within that timeframe, often many issues begin to resolve and a shift takes place in their bodies. This seems to be the most effective way of using reflexology as a healing modality. Although we as the Reflexologist, have no control over the order or timeline for each individual to heal and rebalance, we give a "whole body treatment, focusing in on pressure points related to conditions and symptoms our clients are experiencing. We push all the button's and your body does all of the work.


Time after time I am amazed at how effective this powerful modality truly is. I love seeing improvements in how my clients feel and function in their daily lives. I love hearing stories about how conditions that have been effecting my client's for years, disappear and they find lasting relief. This is why I am passionate about Reflexology and this is why our beloved Modality is gaining momentum in the Western World.


Book an appointment today and try it out for yourself!

Warning: reflexology may be addictive! HaHa....



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