Reflexology

Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a therapy procedure where light pressure is applied to specific areas on your feet that correspond to different body organs, tissues, and muscles. It helps to improve blood and oxygen circulation and is believed to relieve stress and heal the pain in other parts of your body.

Schedule an appointment at Solea Wellness. We will help you find relief by eliminating headaches, migraines, and other health problems. We use an effective, universally recognized method based on the principles of ancient Chinese medicine.

How does it work?

The essence of reflexology therapy is to pinpoint specific areas of the body, using a dose-response relationship. The central nervous system receives an impulse from the feet, hands, or ears, which triggers the activation of the body’s reserves, hence relieving tension of one or several other organs.

During a reflexology foot massage, the therapist will press, squeeze, or rub on certain points on the feet and toes to reduce pain and promote the health of the respective body part. For example, if the patient suffers from sinus problems, the doctor will focus on the toes. If there is a problem with the kidneys, liver, or pancreas – the therapist will focus on the arches of the feet. When the massage is performed for general wellness, the therapist will focus on the entire foot.

A professional foot reflexology session usually lasts from 10 to 40 minutes. The amount of pressure exerted on the foot and tools used for the procedure are selected individually after consultation with the patient.

Foot reflexology benefits

Several studies published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information prove that foot reflexology triggers self-recovery and self-rejuvenation processes in the patient’s body.

Specifically:

  • Accelerates the process of tissue regeneration
  • Restores the flow and activates microcirculation
  • Has a soothing, sedative effect
  • Prevents the development of thrombosis and cardiovascular disease, normalizing blood and venous pressure
  • Activates protective processes of the immune system
  • Reduces the level of uric acid in tissues.

Reflexology is very often used to treat vegetative-vascular disorders of the nervous system. The patient’s condition successfully normalizes with neurosis and mental sexual disorders. It can treat enuresis and stuttering, and help with neuralgia and cerebrovascular accidents. Since ancient times, alcoholism, smoking, and excess weight have also been treated by working with certain pressure points on the body.

Other indications when reflexology is beneficial:

  • pain in the spine, sciatica, osteochondrosis;
  • removal of pain syndromes of a very different nature; convulsions;
  • consequences of injuries;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • gastritis, diseases of the stomach and intestines;
  • gynecology;
  • eye diseases;
  • ear, throat, nose;
  • skin diseases.

What are the risks and contraindications?

  • Age: under 12 and over 70.
  • Cancer in any form.
  • Active form of tuberculosis.
  • Purulent tissue inflammation.
  • STDs.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Infectious diseases in the acute stage.
  • Chronic alcoholism.

Solea Wellness employs qualified therapists who will identify contraindications during the consultation stage.

What should I expect at my first foot reflexology appointment?

Right after the first procedure, the patient will feel an improvement in their physical and mental state and a burst of energy. The level of physical and mental performance increases. It also promotes a healthy sleep pattern (depending on the individual). – and stops the pain syndrome.

  • The positive therapeutic effect lasts up to 3 days.
  • To consolidate the result and get rid of the painful condition once and for all (or go into long-term stable remission), a full course of treatment is necessary.

A thorough diagnosis must be made before agreeing to reflexotherapy. The doctor must identify the main pathological changes and consider how to connect them to the central nervous system through biologically active points.

How many sessions are necessary before I see tangible results?

The number of sessions necessary depends on the type of pathology, its degree of neglect, indications, and the individual characteristics of the patient’s body. In most cases, 4-7 sessions are sufficient.

Why Solea Wellness?

  • All our specialists have at least five or more years of practical experience in the field.
  • Our therapists are qualified and have medical education and extensive knowledge in neurology, therapy, and orthopedics.
  • Having all the necessary certificates and licenses – we know how to skillfully use the methods of reflexology to improve your health.

 

FAQ

1. Massage vs. Reflexology: What is the difference?

A regular massage is performed to relax and improve your well-being. Foot reflexology involves pointing the nerve endings to heal the body through internal reserves.

2. What are the alternatives to foot reflexology?

Acupuncture is the best-known and most popular alternative way to adjust the tension levels of the internal organs. Fine needles of different lengths are used to trigger the biologically active points. When used correctly, this technique quickly has a tonic and relaxing effect on individual systems and the body as a whole.

3. Does the procedure have any side effects?

Usually, reflexotherapy is safe and causes no side effects. Sometimes, the patient may feel a slight dizziness or general weakness. These negative effects disappear after 1-2 days.

Call us for a free consultation