Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. There is no use of oil, cream or lotion and the treatment is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands. The treatment creates a significant physical change in the body.
Archeological evidence has proven Reflexology to be over 5,000 years old. Reflexology treatment has one goal: “Homeostasis” and to de-stress the body and prevent disease. Mental stress causes physical stress and the body is not at ease.
A Reflexology session promises to be effective, impacting a variety of physiological and psychological concerns.
A Reflexology session can energize or relax you, reduce pain, and improve blood flow. By touching specific reflex points, the therapist is touching related reflexes in the entire body, such as internal organs and the skin. Reflexology is directly related to body systems that control our immune system. The system of reflex areas can be found in hand, feet, and ear charts.
Certified Massage Therapist Susanne Suffoletta has over 25 years of experience and is a specialist in Reflexology.
According to Susanne, the top three reasons you should experience Reflexology are:
1. Detoxify. Reflexology will help detoxify your body through lymphatic drainage and balance.
2. Healing Sleep. Your body needs 8-10 hours of sleep to receive 2 hours of healing. However, 1 hour of Reflexology is equal to 2 days of healing sleep.
3. Stress Relief. Reflexology will help you achieve a deeper sleep, mental clarity, increased creativity and “profound relaxation.”
Susanne recommends scheduling Reflexology appointments after your workouts or on your off days. Everyone is a good candidate for a session, including babies. Susanne currently schedules treatments at the Midtown Spa Wednesday thru Sunday. Treatments range from $45/half hour to $85/one hour.
Have you experienced Reflexology? What did you think?