amy! the barefoot phoenix
amy! the barefoot phoenix
wake up, wake up, wake up and live! fully, gloriously, and messily. eyes wide open, trying not to fall back asleep and into the status quo.
 
you're feet carry you everywhere and often times we just shove them in shoes and forget about them. give them reflexology and they will carry you far. 

you're feet carry you everywhere and often times we just shove them in shoes and forget about them. give them reflexology and they will carry you far. 

reflexology

96% of all illness and pain in the body is caused by stress.

There are many ways to access the healing power of your body, and reduce stress.

Reflexology is the most successful, consistent, and profound method I have found to do this.

Located in each foot are 7200 nerve endings and a map of your entire body.

Reflexology works to re-establish communication systems of the body through the nervous system.

Research has shown that when pain is chronic, nerve pathways build up deposits and stop communicating, registering as pain.

Reflexology breaks down these deposits, re-establishes communication, reduces stress and stops the pain cycle.

 

reflexology session

Reflexology sessions are designed around the issues you would like to solve within your body, mind, and/or spirit.

Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes. If you end up snoring I take it as compliment.

Your first session for foot pain is always 90 minutes. This is so I can do a thorough intake and teach you some exercises to do at home. Foot pain reflexology sessions are designed to resolve and prevent foot pain. This can be pain from injury, life, or origins unknown.

Resolving foot pain typically takes 4-8 sessions over a two month period of time, with quarterly “tune-ups” to maintain and strengthen foot structure.

"You have a divine gift and I hope you share it with many people. I have seen a number of reflexologists and never felt that way. Blessings!" ~j.martin, client

"You have a divine gift and I hope you share it with many people. I have seen a number of reflexologists and never felt that way. Blessings!" ~j.martin, client

history of reflexology

The practice of Reflexology may have a long history stemming from the distant past. For instance, in Egypt, in the physician’s tomb (2300 BC) there is a pictograph, which may be evidence of Reflexology being applied. In Asia, several examples also have been discovered including a statue of the Buddha’s foot depicting a map of corresponding areas of the body.

Modern Reflexology is based on the work of two American physicians, Dr. William Fitzgerald and Dr. Joe Shelby Riley in the 1920’s. Together they experimented with dividing the foot into vertical and horizontal planes and linking sections to body areas. Eunice D. Ingham, a physiotherapist, worked closely with Dr.’s Fitzgerald and Riley and developed their knowledge into a usable therapy and reflexology map. Eunice Ingham was responsible for teaching groups of people her method of Reflexology in the late 1930’s through the early 70’s. She started a grassroots following of individuals helping others with Reflexology in the US, and you can still study her original method at the International Institute of Reflexology.

definition of reflexology

Reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques result in stress reduction that causes a physiological change in the body.

Massage works from the outside in…

reflexology works from the inside out.

The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) defines reflexology as “a non-invasive, complementary modality involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands, and outer ears.”