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NEWS now offers reflexology! We're excited to add this new service to our menu to better assist our clients on their journey towards natural healing. Since there's a lot of confusion and misinformation about reflexology out there, read on to find out what this procedure is all about and how it can help you.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a system of holistic therapy where practitioners apply pressure to specific regions of hands and feet. The practitioner is often a registered massage therapist or another type of physical therapist. Sometimes, they are simply known as "reflexologists." These foot regions correspond to different organs and systems within the body. When reflexology is done correctly, it may help alleviate pain and other types of ailments in other areas of the body.

The roots of reflexology go back to ancient Egypt and China, although William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced the concept of "zone therapy" in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingram continued to develop the zone theory in the 1930's, and this is the modern reflexology treatment that's popular today.

The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex areas" on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts.

When we manipulate these energy channels in the body, we stimulate nerve endings and encourage whole body healing. The reflexologist applies pressure to these reflex areas, thus removing these "energy blockages" in areas of the body that cause pain and discomfort.