Reflexology is not a "foot massage"...
It is based on the principle that your feet are mini-maps of your entire body. Reflexology works through the nervous system. Each foot has over 7,000 nerve endings. By applying alternating pressure, using finger and thumb techniques, I am able to work the reflex points that correspond to every system, organ and gland in your body. Working these points helps break up congestion and deposits that have built up around these nerve endings and sends messages to the corresponding body part so your body can heal itself.
Receiving regular reflexology treatments may be one of the best ways for you to take responsibility for your own health. Although not a substitute for conventional medicine it compliments it perfectly!
WARNING: When choosing a reflexologist, always ask how many hours of reflexology training the therapist has had and if they are certified by ARCB (American Reflexology Certification Board). There is a problem with Massage Therapists offering reflexology with only a few hours of training and human traffickers using reflexology as a cover. Your reflexologist should have at least 200 hours of training in reflexology.
Reflexology reduces stress and induces deep relaxation. It enhances circulation so the body can help cleanse itself of toxins. All of the systems of the body can be balanced so the body can heal itself. I have personally been able help relieve neck, back, and shoulder pain, whiplash, restless leg syndrome, Morton’s neuroma, various foot pain, insomnia, arthritis pain, sinus congestion, knee and elbow pain, Crohn's symptoms, type 2 diabetes symptoms, stress and anxiety.
There are hundreds of studies proving the benefits of reflexology on many other conditions some of which are: infertility, menstrual cramps, PMS, Rheumatoid arthritis, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, post operative pain, acne, psoriasis, eczema, migraines, fibromyalgia, many heart conditions, glaucoma, toxic deafness, and the list goes on…
Most studies are based on at least 10 sessions of reflexology
Reflexology: I offer half hour and one hour foot reflexology sessions and one and half hour foot / hand combo reflexology sessions. I recommend a half hour treatment for children and the elderly and an hour for most everyone else. A half hour treatment can also be substituted for an hour session when receiving reflexology frequently.
Essential Oils: I offer a customized essential oil "add-on" treatment to your reflexology session. I select oils to benefit your health by energy testing you. I diffuse the oils so the benefits of inhaling them are achieved. I also add them to the natural foot salve I use during the reflexology treatment.
"Just as relaxing as a full body massage" - A comment I get frequently
I have a tranquil studio set up at my home in Woodinville. You will be laying on your back, fully clothed (removing only your socks and shoes) on my amethyst filled Far Infrared heating pad (See below for the benefits of this pad). If you need to be propped up, just let me know. I will make sure you are very comfortable before we start. On your first visit there will be some paperwork that needs to be filled out then I will spend the full time working the reflexes on your feet. Don’t be surprised if you drift off as it is very relaxing! Your body will be continuing to balance after you leave so you should plan on resting the rest of the day and you will probably get a great nights sleep!
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About the Amethyst Far Infrared Heating Pad
Most places charge extra for this experience but I include it with your session unless you request otherwise.
The far Infrared energy penetrates deep into the cells stimulating the natural process of removing waste and toxins. Blood flow is increased and the stored waste is carried away. The negative ions that the gemstones give off slow down brain waves which can relieve stress and anxiety. The heat feels wonderful and penetrates deeper and without the toxic EMFs of a traditional heating pad. Laying on this pad is a treat itself.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated oils with tremendous healing properties. They are extracted directly from the flower, bark, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree through steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping.
Just as these compounds protected the plant that they originated from they can protect you from bacteria, viruses, inflammation etc.
Here are the top 11 uses for Essential Oils:
The best ways to use essential oils are diffusing in a room, topically mixed with a carrier oil, and sometimes internally, but only when directed by a qualified professional.
I make custom blends of essential oils based on just what your body needs by energy testing you. I highly reccommend my custom essential oil "add-on" to a reflexology session. The oils will be diffused during your session and added to the foot salve used.
Your thoughts and the thoughts of those around you affect you more than you might think!
Dr. Masaru Emoto was a Japanese scientist who worked with water and water crystals and studied the effects that different water crystals had on the body. He would freeze water and then examine the frozen water crystals under a microscope. What he found was extraordinary! He found that the water crystals that were frozen from water that had been exposed to loving and kind thoughts or words took on beautiful symmetrical shapes. Water that was exposed to unkind or rude thoughts or words created ugly, asymmetrical and broken shapes.
The human body is about 60% water so you can imagine what happens when you are subjected to less than loving thoughts. Now imagine what wonderful things can happen to the body if exposed to loving and positive thoughts!
To increase healing, I incorporate healing and positive thoughts during my sessions and I encourage you to do so as well.
National Certification - ARCB (American Reflexology Certification Board)
Washington State Certified in Reflexology RF 60928868
Reflexology Certification from Bellevue Massage School
Certified Essential Oil Coach
My background is in Design but over the last 10 years I have become more and more interested in alternative health care and how to help our bodies be healthy in this toxic world. Through having a sick child I have learned that we really need to take our health into our own hands. Western medical doctors are wizards when it comes to surgery and medical procedures but severely lacking when it comes to preventative health. And the pharmaceuticals prescribed are often a toxic band aid to the underlying problem. I love helping people feel better! The body wants to be healthy. Let me help your body achieve homeostasis through Reflexology, Essential Oils and Positive Thought.