Tracy Sellard
NCTMB CMT MR

1633 Fillmore St #106
Denver CO 802026

303.377.2048

Reflexology

What is Integrated Reflexology?
Integrated Reflexology is a gentle complementary therapy, which uses reflex points on the feet and hands to help stimulate the body's own natural healing ability. It aims to help restore and maintain a natural equilibrium and is a gentle, drug-free way to encourage the body to naturally regain its own balance and heal itself. It is an holistic approach to achieving good physical and emotional health, to relax the mind and body and counteract stress.
 
Reflexology is a nervous system mechanism.  By applying gentle pressure to specific point on the feet will have an effect on the nerve pathways, helping to clear blockages and aiming to restore balance. It offers a means of helping the whole body and the body as a whole, and means that causes of symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves, can be worked upon.
 

What are the benefits of Integrated Reflexology?
Integrated Reflexology work affects the body in three main ways:  a general relaxation response, a specific reflex effect, and a rejuvenation of the hands and feet.  It also improves the flexibility of the hands and feet and helps to develop awareness, thus lessening possibility of injury occurring.  In sum, reflexology works as a stress reducer in the nervous system, prompting an effect on the whole body.  Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body's equilibrium.

Who can receive Integrated Reflexology?
It is suitable for all ages and can be carried out on babies, children, adults, pregnant women and the elderly. Most clients report that a integrated reflexology session is very relaxing and pleasant to receive!

What to Expect:
A typical integrated reflexology session begins with “reading the foot” to determine stress patterns elsewhere in the body.  This reading, along with the client’s wishes, helps the therapist to develop the treatment plan for that session.  The therapist will begin by warming up the feet and/or hands proceed to stimulate the reflex points, and then end each session with a foot massage.  During all sessions the client remains clothed and sits in a semi-reclined position.

For those sessions designed to address repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel or plantar fascitis, a thorough examination of the compromised area will be followed with techniques used to alleviate pain, de-facilitate trigger points, increase range of motion, free up possible nerve impingements and educate client about the best manner to avoid or decrease the risk of future injuries.


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For more information on integrated reflexology.
www.zenergyreflexology.com