Practitioner: Stefani Monteath-Wilson
Massage can treat a wide range of physical, functional and, in some cases, psychological symptoms by manually manipulating soft tissue in the client’s body.
Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Massage can help reduce swelling and promote lymphatic drainage. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows and forearm.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet to produce changes in pain and other benefits elsewhere in the body.
How Does Reflexology Work?
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or “reflex areas” on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body.
By applying pressure to reflex areas, a reflexologist is said to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body area.
Although the roots of reflexology go back to ancient Egypt and China, William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced this concept of “zone therapy” in 1915. American physiotherapist Eunice Ingram further developed the zone theory in the 1930’s into what is known as modern reflexology.