Hot Stone Reflexology
The use of hot stones in healing treatments is something that has been around for thousands of years. Their use is based on the principle that heat relaxes your body at its deepest level. So the heat promotes relaxation and works at a deeper level to support the healing and balancing of your body’s systems.
For this treatment, we work on your feet and legs up to your knees. It’s soothing and relaxing. As some people can handle more heat than others, your reflexologist will always check that the stones are at the right temperature for you. All you need to do is relax and let your body rebalance and heal.
Reflexology (feet and hands)
Reflexology involves applying different amounts of pressure with a thumb and finger-walking technique to the feet or hands and is based on a theory that body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems.
Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi causing an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free. They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.
People have reported that reflexology helped them:
- boost their immune system
- fight cancer
- get over colds and bacterial infections
- clear up sinus issues
- improve digestion and circulation
- ease arthritis pain
- treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
Reflexology is very safe, even for people living with serious health conditions as it is non-invasive and comfortable to receive.
Energy blocks in the body are reflected on the hands and feet. Through the stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, and encouraging the release of toxins, reflexology promotes and supports the bodies own healing abilities.