Spring is here and nature is coming alive after a long, winter slumber. Maybe you can feel that natural transition from the restful energy, to one of being a little more active within your own bodies. Maybe you’re feeling a little more energized as you begin to wake up and shake off your own winter slumber. As Spring is known for being the season of renewal and fresh starts, it is a perfect time to support your body’s own detoxification process; to move out the winter ‘sludge’ and make room for new beginnings. A Reflexology session is a perfect way to jump start your detoxification system, starting you on your way to an internal spring cleanse.
Reflexology is an ancient healing technique that is quickly gaining in popularity and becoming one of the fastest growing complimentary modalities in our Western world. It works off the principle that your body is mapped on your eet with reflexes corresponding to organs, glands, and the musculoskeletal system. Reflexologists use a protocol of manual techniques that stimulate the complex neural pathways linking the body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. With over 7,000 nerve endings per foot, Reflexology has discovered that our feet are a powerful connection to our body's innate healing ability.
But how does Reflexology, a therapy working on the feet, detoxify the whole body? It's all about the blood flow.
-In the the slower, colder, winter months, our bodies tend to store more toxins since our detoxification organs are impacted by inactivity. The lymphatic system, which helps remove waste from the body, is stimulated by movement. Unlike the heart, which is a muscle and pumps on its own, the lymphatic system relies on movement in order to do its job. In the winter months, when we tend to be less active, our lymphatic system can be less active. A Reflexology session will stimulate your lymphatic system, which will help support detoxification.
-With over 7,000 nerve endings per foot, Reflexology deeply relaxes our bodies - allowing the blood vessels to dilate, promoting increased blood flow to the whole body. With increased blood flow, the detoxing organs and the lymphatic system are able to function at their peak.
-When the body is in a state of stress, the blood flow is sent to key areas of the body, diverting it away from other areas such as the intestines and gut. While this hardwired body response was intended for short duration, many people are now experiencing a chronic level of stress to some degree. As a result, detoxification is not priority, so these organs are given less blood flow and cannot perform optimally. In a Reflexology session, the cleaning organs and lymphatic system are flushed with the proper amount of blood flow and can perform the job nature intended.
-Each 'relex area' on the foot is a system of nerve endings that correspond to an organ, gland or part of the muscuolskeletal system. Reflexology studies (using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology) have shown that when a reflex area is worked, there is increased blood flow in the region of the brain related to the body part the reflex corresponds to. In a Reflexology session, the detoxification system (lymphatic system, lungs, kidneys, liver and colon) will all be worked to bring more blood flow to these organs and jump start your internal cleanse.
For centuries, Reflexology has been used to minimize debilitating symptoms and bring a better balance to your whole body. We invite you to shake off winter, jump start your detoxification system and discover what all the rage is about with a Reflexology session.
Therapeutic Bodywork is a fully integrative Wellness Center; offering Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Organic Skin Care + Waxing, & Reflexology. They are a team of passionate practitioners who consider it an honor to be a facilitator on your path towards optimal health and wellness. Using only natural and organic products, incorporating ecologically sound business practices and bringing a holistic approach to each treatment.