I offer a personalized therapeutic approach to reduce acute and chronic pain and to help you feel better by tapping into your body’s natural chemicals for healing. Reflexology and Reiki instantly trigger endorphins that relax the whole body – like an internal massage! Heavenly!
Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. Research shows that reflexology can improve blood flow, normalize blood pressure and pulse rate, lower anxiety and cortisol – all resulting in relaxation and stress reduction. Treatments can aid in pain reduction, elevate mood through the release of endorphins and enhance the immune system. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field.
Adapted from the definition approved by The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), the National Council of Reflexology Educators (NCRE) and the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), 2016. For more information about research: www.reflexology-research.com
Most sessions consist of a combination of reflexology, reiki, and the use of essential oils. These treatments act synergistically to create the maximum effect. Other services that may be incorporated include warm foot soaks with leg wraps and guided imagery to promote relaxation and healing; integration of acupressure points to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment; and scalp massage to release tension in the head and neck.
Reiki is defined as “universal life force.” It is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is energy-based. Reiki techniques are applied by using various hand positions over the body to balance the energy field surrounding the physical body. The effects restore balance in the biofield of the human body, with positive effects on all body functions. A Reiki treatment is noninvasive, non-manipulative and painless. Reiki is shown to decrease fatigue, anxiety, and pain as it promotes overall body/mind relaxation.
Since a Reiki treatment works with the body’s energy field, it is uniquely possible for a therapist to work with a client’s biofield “at a distance,” meaning the client does not have to be in the therapist’s presence to benefit.
Reflexology and Reiki benefit both men and women. By creating physical, emotional and energetic balance, the body’s own healing ability is facilitated. Reiki is integrated into all Reflexology sessions except for the 45-minute "Essential Ingredients" session.
Raindrop Technique uses a combination of essential oils, manual massage-like techniques, and acupressure points which balance the energy, release toxins, and facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body. The technique incorporates application of 9 different essential oils to the feet and back, with gentle pressure and feather-like motions to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, relieve stress, and improve immune function.
In addition to the traditional Raindrop Technique, I also incorporate work with reflex points in your feet, hands, and/or ears along with the application of Reiki energy; additional treatment is individualized to your personal needs.
Reflexology, Reiki & Raindrop Technique