Relax during reflexology to reap all the benefits of a full body tune up.
by Sheri Knapp
Comfort is key for your reflexology treatment. Arrive comfortably dressed you will just need to expose your feet. We can also practice reflexology on the hands, head, face and ears instead if you prefer. The Balanced Life Massage space is beautiful. Located in downtown Westminster, MA. It’s equipped with your comfort in mind. Temperature control, soothing music and essential oils diffused in the air create a tranquil experience for your treatment. You will be relaxed on the heated massage table. Charity also has a seated table for those who prefer an upright position for comfort.
Relax to reap all the benefits. The more relaxed and quieted you become the more the energy will be able to flow from the pressure points efficiently and smoothly to the corresponding body area. A great way to relax is to focus on your breathing. The calmer and more relaxed you feel the easier the energy in your body will flow. As you tune in to your breathing and your body you may notice how the slight manipulations on your foot correspond with the system we are working on. Feel free to request and adjust for your comfort as we go through the treatment.
The reflexologist will focus on you and make sure you are comfortable before we start and as we go through the 26 reflexology points. A specific pattern is followed on each foot. We will start at the toes which correspond to the head of your body and work through the points working toward the heel which relates to the base of the spine. Each foot takes half an hour starting with a warm up and continuing through the pattern and ending with warm down.
As we manipulate by pressing and other subtle adjustments each reflex point, energy will flow to the corresponding body system to clear up any points of concern such as blockages. Before we start we will go over any health issues or concerns you have and will be able to work more intensely on that specific area to allow the nerve pathways and any blockages to be released. I equate the treatment to a tune up. As we “jump start” all the root nerve points the energy reboots our systems! Each system in some way affects the other so the idea is to balance the nerve pathways to work well together for your better wellbeing.
You may experience tingling throughout your body during the treatment as the energy is moving. As the therapist applies pressure to a specific body area or organ you may feel the energy warming that area and radiating to different body parts as the energy moves to help restore balance to your systems. Some people get chilled as well as the treatment goes along. A general sense of relaxation and well-being is typical during the treatment. Often people report a feeling of systems opening. For instance, my ears felt warm during my latest treatment and felt opened and drained and cleared.
Keep in mind we are tapping into systems in your body that normally are ignored so don’t be surprised if you feel different sensations as the energy is moving to that body area or organ. It is getting extra attention it does not receive normally. It’s okay to respond in any way some people may cough, cry or laugh during treatment or even fall asleep. Just enjoy, let it go and the energy will flow!