Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient, holistic healing art based on the science that there are reflex points in the hands and feet that correspond to every tissue, gland, organ and system in the body. The experience is like having a foot massage. When Kelly stimulates the reflex points on the foot by applying pressure, a message is sent to the brain which then signals the body to begin healing in that area.  This treatment modality uses the body’s energy pathways or meridians.

At the Holistic Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, our Reflexology practitioner is Kelly White, who you can read more about here. This service is offered on Mondays to Saturday, by appointment.  If you would like to book a session with Kelly, please feel to call or text her directly at 519-791-1973 or email her shantikellykay@gmail.com.  Below is some additional information about Reflexology.


How does Reflexology work?

Reflexology works with the meridian system in the body.  The meridians are vertical lines of energy that run between the feet and the brain, and the hands and the brain.  Stimulating the reflex points in the hands and feet opens these energy channels which allows the body to function optimally with the greatest of ease.  Reflexology also works to increase circulation in all of the body’s organs, glands and tissues (including muscle and joint tissue) thereby bringing in beneficial oxygen, as well as more efficiently removing the buildup of unwanted toxins.  It makes sense then, that reflexology works to reduce inflammation and speed repair of damaged tissues.  For example, if you’re recovering from a dislocated shoulder, applying pressure to the shoulder reflex point on your foot will bring relief and accelerate healing in the shoulder!

Reflexology through it’s innate ability to restore mental and emotional well being.  When the practitioner applies pressure to the reflex points, the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is stimulated or up-regulated.  The PNS is responsible for bringing your body’s stress-response system back into balance by boosting the function of the immune system and the endocrine system.  The endocrine system regulates hormone secretions – including the hormone cortisol which gets released into the blood stream when our bodies/brains register a stressful event.  Too much cortisol adversely affects glucose metabolism, blood pressure, immune function, the inflammatory response, cognitive function, bone density, muscle tissue and more.  It is important to up-regulate the PNS so that the body can metabolize excess cortisol.  Reflexology offers the win-win combination of helping the mind to stay calm and helping the body to function optimally, with the end result being improved athletic performance.

 

What can I expect during a session?

The reflexology treatment on its own is very relaxing and the benefits last longer than the hour spent in the zero-gravity chair having your feet massaged. All Reflexology treatments include Reiki and the use of therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils.  Reiki is simply Universal Life Force Energy that is available to every living thing.  This energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn accelerates the healing process.  Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.

Consider including regular reflexology treatments as part of your wellness and fitness regime.  Kelly recommends monthly sessions for maintenance, and weekly or daily sessions to address specific areas of concern.

 

For detailed information about Reflexology, please visit www.healnsole.com .

If you have additional questions, or would like to book a session with Kelly, please call or text her directly at 519-791-1973 or email shantikellykay@gmail.com

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