Vancouver Foot Reflexology
According to the Reflexology Association of Canada…”Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can relieve tension, improve circulation and support the body’s efforts to function optimally”
According to my internet research, modern reflexology is based on ancient healing methods dating back to Ancient China and Egypt. The First Nations peoples have also practiced foot therapy for hundreds of years. The idea is that the body has the ability to heal itself and this complementary, non-invasive practice enables it to do so. Despite its growing popularity worldwide, there is still much skepticism. Some of the research conducted in this area indicates possible benefits to some health issues however the quality of the research projects is low and of course more research is needed. I mean…how can a tender spot on your foot bring relief to a headache?! Well…it does for me! And, I have friends who have benefited from regular foot reflexology. One friend was receiving treatment during pregnancy and the Edema in her feet and ankles was reduced significantly, Another friend suffered from insomnia and expressed that her sleep improved after a couple of treatments.
I started going for foot reflexology a couple of years ago and I am so happy I gave it a try. I wish I went more often! One of my favourite spots to go is Footworks Relaxology Pointgrey location- footworkrelaxology.com. All their sessions include a foot soak and a gentle shoulder massage, which is a nice surprise! After the sessions I feel relaxed, lighter and de-stressed. There were a handful of times I went to my appointment with a headache and for most of those sessions, to their credit, I left feeling much better. I especially like Footworks- Pointgrey because the facility is always clean, the lighting is calming and the Reflexology therapists are very knowledgable about health and the function of different body systems and organs. Reflexology may cause some mild side effects in some people such as fatigue and soreness but the only one I have experienced is dehydration so I always drink lots of water before and after to prevent this.