Reflexology

 

Reflexology is the science of applying firm pressure to specific points on the feet, hands and ears that are known to correspond to every gland and organ in the body.

 

The Egyptians were using Reflexology as early as 2330 BC and its cultural importance is displayed for all to see in the illustrations of its use on the wall of the Physicians Tomb, Ankhmahor, at Saqqara in Egypt. Ankhmahor was so revered that he was second only to the King in power!

 

As the Egyptians learned early on by studying the brain and body, stimulating reflex points in the hands, feet and ears in the appropriate way can help alleviate many medical problems, as well as prevent issues from developing.

 

Research shows that Reflexology helps with stress reduction by inducing relaxation, allowing the body’s immune system to balance and energy to flow.

 

It also improves circulation, helping the blood carry oxygen and vital nutrients to the cells, while also helping to carry toxins out of the cells.

 

Those suffering from nerve pain can benefit from Reflexology as well since it stimulates more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, opening and clearing neural pathways, interrupting pain pathways to help reduce pain.

 

Along with stimulating circulation of blood, Reflexology also stimulates the lymphatic system. This not only helps reduce the risk of infection, but cleanse additional toxins from the body. It also releases endorphins, the body’s natural “high” inducing chemicals.

 

All of this leads to enhanced immune function and a very relaxed, refreshed and detoxified body. Specifically, Reflexology has been shown to help with:

 

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Problems
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bowel Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Hay Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Knee Problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension
  • Neck Problems
  • PMS/Hormonal Problems
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress Disorders
  • Thyroid Imbalance

As with other massage-related services, we highly recommend you drink plenty of purified water afterwards to help the body rehydrate and clear toxins.

 

To learn more and schedule your Reflexology massage today, please call 239.331.8266, or visit us online at www.PurelyYouSpa.com

 

Reflexo-WHAT? Enlightening Information You Haven’t Heard About One Of Our Most Popular Treatments

If you are looking to heal, to balance, or to achieve positive physical change, and you want to do it in an alternative, holistic way, then introductions are necessary. Reader, meet Reflexology, a centuries-old treatment based on the notion of inner-body connections. Passed along through different cultural generations, “maps” of specific pressure points on the body that correspond to different glands and organs within our system allow healers and Therapists to generate better health, positive emotions, and well-being through touch.

 

Also known as “Zone Therapy”, the premise is pretty simple – by applying pressure to different areas of the body based on 10 different zones (the body is split into side-by-side areas), therapists work with their thumbs and fingers to unblock our “life forces”, or “Qi” that assist with a clearer mind and healthier body. No oil or lotion is used, and the treatment is often combined with other types of massage or aromatherapy for a full experience.

 

Traditional Reflexology focuses on points in the feet, while Egyptian methods take the whole body into consideration, adding the hands and ears as well.

 

The alternative explanation for the benefits received is also easy to visualize. Pressure relieved in the feet or other areas sends signals to the nervous system or releases chemical endorphins to reduce overall stress and pain. Connection is key.

In complement to other treatments, Therapists worldwide use Reflexology as a tool to fight the aches and pains of ailments like kidney problems, headaches, asthma, anxiety, cardiovascular issues, pre-menstrual syndrome, and even sinus problems!

Sound like something YOU want to try? The expert Therapists at Purely You Spa offer traditional or Egyptian style Reflexology in 25, 35, or 50-minute sessions, all in the comfort of our relaxing atmosphere and client-focused environment.  Our sessions are specifically designed to aid relaxation, release tension, improve circulation, and promote natural detoxification.

We have also developed a way for you to enjoy 30-minute Reflexology treatment twice a month at spectacular savings, or combine it with another stress-relieving service. Our Business Membership is the perfect way to make sure you are living the best (and balanced) savvy lifestyle possible.

If you are looking for top tier of Naples’ therapeutic talent, Renee Walsh, Licensed Massage Therapist at Purely You Spa, is wholly dedicated to harnessing natural energy, and connecting with clients on a higher, holistic level.

 According to Renee Walsh, “Reflexology, on the surface, works out toxins, knotted muscles, tension and circulates CHI throughout the body, also increasing blood flow to all the organs and muscles of the body.  On a deeper level, the feet represent our ancestors and karma, so by working with the feet, we actually heal karmic lineages of our ancestry.  Working with mother/daughter and father/son pairs increases the potency of this medicine as we clear the ancestry of both generations.  I love doing Reflexology because of the great feedback from our guests and the effectiveness of the treatments!  Its an ancient modality that’s been time tested and proven effective.  You can effect the entire body through the feet.”

To learn more about Renee, visit our Professionals Page. You can also book her directly with our easy online appointment tool! Click HERE to reserve your Reflexology escape with Renee – she also provides Massage, Body Treatments, and All Natural Airbrush Tanning!

In the Purely You Spa Blog, we often focus on balance, but also want to convey the importance of connection for a centered life. Just as perhaps a certain point on the outside arch of your foot can be related to aches and pains in your shoulder joints, so too is your sense of selflessness, your level of confidence, and your display of compassion. True health focuses on on the body, but relies on the heart, and depends on the mind.

Take care of YOUR total self with extensive escapes at Purely You Spa – book your appointment to create connection and beautiful balance by calling our Spa Concierge at 239-331-8266, emailing info@purelyyouspa.com, or visiting www.purelyyouspa.com