What is reflexology?
According to the Reflexology Association of Canada: “A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.”
Reflexologists posit that the blockage of an energy field, invisible life force, or Qi, can prevent healing. Another tenet of reflexology is the belief that practitioners can relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet. One claimed explanation is that the pressure received in the feet may send signals that ‘balance’ the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.
Our Zenz Reflexology stones facilitate warmth and an opening of tissue that can make reflexology easier on the giver, and more therapeutic with the added heat and pressure. Arthritic hands and feet can benefit from our Zenz foot or hand treatments even if reflexology is not part of the package, as our clients tell us that it is deeply relaxing, therapeutic and often their favorite part of the session. Add-on our toe/finger stones and our special fleece mitts for an even more appreciated and enjoyable massage treatment.