I recently completed my certificate in reflexology for relaxation.
This is the ideal modality to get to know each other while receiving a relaxing treatment. Sessions take about one hour and are available in Whistler and in Vancouver.
What is reflexology?
I don’t want to steal anyone’s words so here is a link to my teacher’s website explaining reflexology:
Want to know more?
Here are a few extracts of an article I found at http://healing.about.com/od/reflexology/a/stress_reflex.htm:
Reflexology Reduces Stress
Through the relaxation process the body is more capable of dealing with the stresses placed on it by daily living and those associated with illness. Reflexology gently nudges the body towards improved functioning of the system by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, simulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation.
Reflexology Releases Feel-Good Hormones
Reflexology therapeutically reduces stress and tension throughout the body?s systems to improve blood and lymph circulation, increase nerve supply to the cells and release toxins from the body’s tissues. It is believed to encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, well documented in their ability to relieve stress.
Reflexology Supports Self-Healing
These physiological benefits facilitate improvements in the body’s assimilation of nutrients, elimination of wastes and immune system stimulation. Reflexology supports the body in its process of self-healing and maintaining the balance that leads to good health.
Plus, reflexology feels great and nearly everyone is a candidate for reflexology–even people who are not candidates for traditional massage therapy due to physical restrictions or who may be inhibited about disrobing. With reflexology, all you remove is footwear.