Understanding Reflexology

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The same way that everything in nature is energetically connected, your body is an intricate web of connected systems. Predefined pressure points in the hands and feet are believed to connect directly through the nervous system to affect the body’s organs and glands. Reflexology, which can be administered on the hands or the feet, uses those pressure points to assist in releasing blocks and allowing the healing process to occur.

The history of this science is believed to date back to Egyptian time, 2330 BC, when drawings were etched on the tombs of ancient Egyptian Kings, which showed them receiving work on their hands and feet.

In 1913, Dr. William FitzGerald, MD, rediscovered zone therapy and found that applying pressure to certain reflex points helped the corresponding body organs function more normally. The practice became known as Reflexology and is used as a holistic approach to maintaining good health.

While there are many different techniques being practiced and taught, the many benefits of Reflexology are common across the board. It’s been shown to increase circulation, relieve stress, reduce inflammation, assist in detoxification, improves nerve function, relieve pain, aids in digestive disorders, and promote overall well-being by balancing the systems within the body.

While many may believe that a session of Clinical Foot Reflexology might equate to a glorified foot rub, when the pressure points (known as reflexes) are appropriately manipulated by a certified practitioner, they can elicit positive changes to the emotional and physical aspects of the body.

Appropriate stimulation of the reflexes can promote the healing of nerves in the body and encourage increased blood flow to the affected area. In this way, the body can experience pain relief and accelerated healing.

In the same way that massage therapy removes lactic acid from muscle tissue, which aids in eliminating toxins, Reflexology helps remove uric acid and other toxins from major organs.

Results from Reflexology treatments are subtle and cumulative. Routine sessions have been shown to promote a state of well-being for the mind and body and are a great way of contributing to your overall quality of health.

Healing Methods, in Troy, Michigan, has recently introduced Clinical Foot Reflexology to its menu of healing modalities. Our Practitioner, Mike deCaussin, received training at the prestigious Branch Reflexology School in Okemos, Michigan. Their exclusive training program incorporates the emotional ties to the reflexes and the physical aspects, making this method unique and highly sought after. Mike is also an accomplished Reiki Master, a Shiva Murti (Balinese Healing) Practitioner, and a former Firefighter/EMT. His in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy, coupled with a strong connection to Universal energy, offers his clients a powerful healing experience.

Evening and weekend appointments are now available. More information is available at www.HealingMethods.org or by calling (248)759-6486. **Due to Covid 19, your Practitioner will be using the highest level of care by wearing a mask throughout your session (requesting that all clients, who don’t object, do the same), and the office is thoroughly disinfected between appointments.

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