Reflexology Massage: Traverse City
If you enjoy massages especially a great foot massage and you are a fan of safe alternative medicine, you’ll enjoy reflexology. It combines the relaxation of a massage with specific techniques linked to ancient Egyptian and Chinese practices. The results are health benefits including reduced pain, improved mental health and increased circulation.
Reflexology is a therapy where pressure is applied to different areas of the feet. Ancient techniques of applying pressure with different areas of the hand are used to stimulate some of the 7,000 nerve endings found in the foot. Reflexology is based on the principal that pressure applied to different areas of the hands and feet impact other organs and systems throughout the body through energetic pathways. For example to promote health to the liver a massage therapist would apply pressure to a particular place on the arch of your foot.
Reflexology Massage Can Be Used to Help Alleviate
- Back Pain
- Digestive Problems
- Poor Circulation
- Aches and Pains
What will happen when I arrive for a reflexology treatment?
First you will have a consultation and share information with the therapist regarding your health and lifestyle. This helps the therapist understand what areas may need attention. Next you will be asked to remove your socks and shoes and lie comfortably on a massage table. The practitioner will evaluate your feet and apply pressure to different areas of your feet to identify areas of sensitivity or tension.
When the evaluation is completed the reflexologist will use quick strokes to warm up the feet and then begin to apply pressure beginning at the toes and working towards the heel. The amount of pressure will be adjusted to your comfort to ensure a relaxing and effective treatment. The entire process typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.
How will I feel afterwards?
You will probably feel calm, relaxed and refreshed although some people feel slightly tired for a day while your body flushes out toxins that were released by the reflexology treatment. Drinking lots of water will help accelerate the process and allow you to get maximum benefit from your massage. After the toxins are flushed you will have a renewed, revitalized feeling.
If you are interested in trying Reflexology you can contact our Traverse City massage center by calling (231) 922-8100 or register and book online by clicking here.
We are conveniently located on the south side of South Airport road across the street from Macy’s in the Traverse City mall between Hallmark and Members Credit Union in the Grand Traverse Commerce Center.3337 South Airport Road W. Ste 3 | Traverse City, MI 49684