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Proprioceptors' Role in Reflexology
Reflexology Stands the Test of Time
Reflexology for Wedding Day Jitters
Reflexology Helps Headaches
Try Reflexology to get a Good Night’s Sleep


Benefits of Reflexology
History of Reflexology
Reflexology for Headaches
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Reflexology by Katie

Proprioceptors' Role in Reflexology

There are a lot of questions to why and how reflexology works so well to help balance the body.  While modern medicine has yet to pinpoint the exact science to the reasons why exactly this therapy works there is quite a bit of information discovered that could be part of the answer.  Proprioception is one piece to the puzzle in the theory of reflexology. 

Proprioceptors are specialized sensory receptors on nerve endings that provide information about where the body is in space.  They aid in judging body position and changes in the locations of neighboring body parts in relation to one another.

Reflexology Stands the Test of Time

Did you know that modern reflexology is actually based on an ancient form of foot and hand therapy? And by ancient, we are talking pretty old.  While we don’t know exactly how or when reflexology first came to be practiced, the oldest evidence of foot and hand therapy dates back to Ancient Egypt.  Ankhmahor, physician to the pharaoh, had foot and hand treatments portrayed in his tomb in a pictograph, which dated back to around 2330 B.C.  That’s over 5,000 years ago!  And not only Egypt, but also East Asia has ancient records dating back thousands of years.

Reflexology for Wedding Day Jitters

As spring is approaching, wedding season is hastily coming! Anyone who has been part of a wedding knows the anxious pre-wedding jitters that can come with the big day.  The location is booked, the guests are invited, and the menu is finalized.  Still have that anxious feeling?  Reflexology is the perfect pre-wedding relaxing treatment to warm up those cold feet and calm wedding day jitters. Reflexology lowers stress and brings the mind and body into a relaxed state. It’s important to remember that remaining calm and relaxed helps you stay in the moment of your special day. By allowing your mind and body to relax you can enjoy the big day to the fullest.  It also helps soothe post wedding tired feet and fatigue.

Reflexology Helps Headaches

Almost everyone has suffered from headaches and can sympathize with how they can put a damper on your day.  Headaches can be triggered by a number of different causes.  Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, hormone imbalances, eyestrain, neck problems and sinus congestion can all be factors for a headache. Reflexology can help alleviate some or all of these symptoms!  A reflexology session may alleviate a headache by releasing tension around the cervical spine, reducing stress, improving circulation and nerve function, and assisting the body in maintaining homeostasis.

Try Reflexology to get a Good Night’s Sleep

Stress, depression, and illness can cause tension throughout the body.  Chronic tension in the body will inevitably cause a blockage of your natural energy flow within the body. This can result in a state of physical and mental imbalance.  This imbalance can cause you to have sleep disorders.  Reflexology can help!  Reflexology balances out the body by allowing energy to flow more smoothly and encourages relaxation throughout the entire body. Deep relaxation helps prepare the mind and body for sleep.

How Reflexology Helped Me Find the Joy of Giving

We all know that well known phrase, “There is more joy in giving than receiving.”  Most of us were taught it as young children.  However, how many of us were told this as children, and yet we never felt that joy or happiness we were promised when we had to share our toys? It’s funny now to watch a little kid being told to share when they really don’t want to.  Well, now as an adult I am closer to understanding the true meaning of “the joy of giving.”  And I have reflexology to thank for it!

What is Reflexology?

While reflexology therapy has been around for quite some time and is continuing to grow as a complementary therapy in the medical field, I still find myself trying to explain to new friends and clients what reflexology is, in a way that they can easily understand.  So I thought I would break it down in a way that is a little different than it is usually explained and hopefully it will be easier to understand. 

First let’s start with the definition of “reflex.”  Reflex is described as an action that is performed as a response to a stimulus and without conscious thought.

Reflexology and the Alpha State of Relaxation

I often let my friends, family, and clients know that reflexology induces a state of relaxation known as the alpha state.  But what does that really mean and why do I always let everyone know about it?   Because it’s an important part to staying and keeping healthy.  It’s good for you and here’s why….

First, it’s important to understand how the mind works at different frequency levels or brainwaves.  There are four predominant brainwave states that science uses to measure and categorize the frequency of our minds at a given time: beta, alpha, theta, and delta.

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