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Healing Benefits of Reflexology

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is the practice of using pressure points in the hands, ears and feet to activate and stimulate energy channels, which promote healing and relaxation.  Reflexologists believe that illness is caused by blockages in the meridians or energy channels, also known as qi (chi) causing the accumulation of negative energy, resulting in pain or disease.  There are over 7,000 nerve endings just in the feet alone, and these are connected to the whole body through the central nervous system.  When massaged these nerve endings stimulate the body and promote healing.  The ancient practice of reflexology dates back as far as 4000 B.C.E. to China and Egypt.

Benefits of reflexology

Reflexology is designed to restore the delicate balance between the different body systems and functions and when this happens harmony is restored.  It is incredibly relaxing and is very effective in pain relief.  It also increases the flow of energy, increases circulation and stimulates the digestive system.  Here is a detailed list of benefits:

  • increased immunity
  • boosted energy levels
  • relief from stress, anxiety and insomnia
  • pain relief
  • enhanced circulation
  • improved nerve function
  • reduced blood pressure
  • relief from congestion
  • internal organ stimulation
  • elimination of toxins
  • eases migraines and headaches
  • speeds healing

Reflexology is most effective when practiced by a trained professional.  For more information contact visit: or call 586-920-2415.


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Massage – A Powerful Ally

There is no denying the power of massage.  Regardless of the adjectives we use to describe it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it (stress, pain, comfort) massage therapy is a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

It’s long been known to:

  • Alleviate back pain
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve migraines

Now there is evidence that there is a direct correlation between massage therapy and improved cardiovascular health.  In a study published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers concluded massage therapy serves as an effective intervention in controlling blood pressure in pre-hypertensive women.  And that the immediate results of lowered blood pressure lasted up to 72 hours after massage.

In summary, the study concluded that regular appointments to a massage therapist can relieve stress (a major contributor to heart problems) lower blood pressure and lead to a decrease in recovery time following a cardiovascular procedure.

It might be time to book your massage appointment today!