Reflexology: An Ancient Art for a Modern World!

Enjoy a Happy, Healthy, Stress-Free State of Being

Reflexology is the ancient art of manipulating and applying pressure to the feet and hands in such a way as to create positive effects throughout the body. Reflexology has been known to help:

  • Release stress and tension

  • Relieve chronic pain

  • Improve circulation

  • Enhance Athletic Performance

  • Promote self healing

  • Maintain wellness

  • Generate a sense of well-being

Pattie Meyers at Balanced Sole Reflexology can help to alleviate many of these symptoms and help you to live a happier, healthier life!

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to work on these reflex areas. It is a specialized modality and should not be confused with foot massage.

How Does Reflexology Promote Healing?

During a reflexology treatment you will go from being in your sympathetic nervous system to your parasympathetic nervous system. This is similar to REM sleep, except you’re awake. It is while your body is in this relaxed, parasympathetic zone that it is capable of healing itself and fixing what needs to be fixed. Reflexology helps the body return to homeostasis.

What Does it Feel Like?

Although it is different for each person, nearly all of Pattie’s clients report that reflexology is an amazing experience that leaves them feeling rested, relaxed and rejuvenated. The “ultimate in relaxing experiences,” the effects of which can often be felt for days.

What Happens at a Reflexology Appointment?

Pattie comes to your home, office or the location of your choice and brings her “special equipment” an anti-gravity chair that is so comfortable you may never want to get up again! The session will start with some questions regarding your health. For the reflexology treatment Pattie will touch and manipulate different areas of your feet and/or hands (and, if requested, your ears). Although the pressure applied will be the same for each area touched, some areas may seem more tender to you than others. This tenderness indicates that there is an issue or blockage in the corresponding gland, organ or body part.

More Common Questions

What are the Benefits of Reflexology?

Reflexology primarily eases stress and tension in the body, which in turn can improve blood circulation and lymph drainage, and assist in the elimination of toxins and strengthening of the immune system. It enables the body’s natural healing processes to promote wellness. Many clients state that after a reflexology session they are relaxed, sleep very well, feel invigorated and focused, and notice a considerable reduction in pain.

Does Reflexology Cure Diseases or Ailments?

Reflexology is not intended to cure diseases or ailments. A reflexologist is not a medical practitioner and is not allowed to diagnose, treat or prescribe. Reflexology can be a valuable way of indicating areas where stress or tension are present in the body and can assist to help relieve that stress or tension. This can promote or encourage the body to heal itself.

Can Reflexology Make a Condition Worse?

No, reflexology is a non-invasive natural therapy that relaxes the body and is essentially harmless. On rare occasions, or if someone does not hydrate themselves to help flush out the toxins (which are a result of the body’s natural healing process), the following symptoms may appear: perspiration, nausea, tiredness, headache or body soreness. Should one encounter any of these symptoms, please note that they are temporary and not serious. Once the body eliminates the excess toxins, the symptoms will go away.

Is Reflexology New?

Although it has recently become more popular and accepted in Western Society, forms of reflexology have been practiced for thousands of years by Egyptian, Native American, Chinese, Mayan and Incan civilizations. It is widely recognized in many European countries as an accepted therapy.

How is Reflexology Different from Massage?

A reflexologist does not massage the client; however, a compression technique is used on reflex points in the feet, hands and ears. Pattie does not use oils or lotions during the session but offers to rub lavender oil into the feet as a finishing touch – which clients thoroughly enjoy!

What if I'm Ticklish?

Even those who are very ticklish can usually enjoy reflexology. This is a different kind of touch that is rarely perceived as tickling.

How Often Should a Person Have a Reflexology Session?

The client should be the judge of how many sessions and how often depending on their situation, however, a recommendation from the reflexologist is beneficial.

Where are Pattie's Reflexology Sessions Held?

Pattie comes to your home, office or other location of your choosing. Pattie sees clients throughout numerous cities and counties in Southern California.

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