Leilani's Healing Center

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Reflexology

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 What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a holistic therapy that works through zones of the body that are reflected in areas and points on the feet, hands and ears. Leilani has been specifically trained to apply special massage techniques to open energy blocks, stimulate circulation, move lymph, reduce stress, increase energy, reduce foot pain, and help promote the body to heal itself through reflexology treatment of the feet.

Where does Reflexology originate?

Reflexology is a zone therapy and it's origin is not clearly known. There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians and Incas  were treating people through foot and hand massage thousands of years ago. Pressure point therapy for the feet and hands has been documented going back 5000 in China and India. The term zone therapy was coined the sixteenth century in Europe. The theory being that the body can be divided into zones and those zones can be seen as "mini-maps" of the body on the hands, ears, and feet.

What should I expect?

A reflexology session begins with a medical intake and interview process while your feet are treated to an aromatherapy foot soak. For more information about aromatherapy click here. We dry off your feet and you lie down linens and towels on a heated hydraulic massage table fully clothed except for your exposed feet.*

Our mutual agreed upon goals for your reflexology session then dictate how our session then proceeds. But a typical session then proceeds to  include a very thorough massage of your feet in great detail while addressing areas of tension and pain and a variety of specialized reflexology massage techniques that will apply pressure and rhythm to stimulate reflex points to encourage balance, healing and relaxation. You will want to wear comfortable shoes for after session, and please drink water before and following your reflexology session. 

*Except if your reflexology session is a part of a full or partial massage, then the foot soak is optional and the foot reflexology treatment is incorporated into the massage as a part of a holistic treatment. Then you would refer to the Frequently Asked Questions what to expect will answer your questions about massage. Click here for more info.

For sanitary reasons, your foot soak is performed in recyclable disposable liners in a specialized foot bath just for this purpose.

What is Reflexology is not?

Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment for illnesses and diseases; it is to be used in compliment with conventional therapies and treatments. Reflexology is not a diagnostic therapy; areas of tenderness can be caused by a multitude of reasons: poorly fitting shoes, posture, gait, structural issues, crystal deposits, and energetic blocks. Finding a tender point or other indicated area on the feet, hands, or ears, does NOT mean we can diagnose a disease or illness and is NOT a substitute for conventional medical diagnostic tools.

 Indications for Reflexology:

  • Plantar fascitis

  • Foot pain

  • Knee pain

  • Hip pain

  • Hammer toes

  • Bunions

  • Flat feet

  • Headaches

  • Migraine

  • Insomnia

  • Sinusitis

  • Neuropathy

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Tension

  • Stress

  • Diabetes

  • Crohn's disease

  • Constipation

  • Sciatica

  • Infertility

  • Psoriasis

  • Eczema

  • and more...

 Contraindications:

  • First trimester of pregnancy

  • Severe athletes foot

  • Severe warts

  • Infection

These four photos are courtesy of Associate Bodywork & Massage Professionals www.abmp.com of which Leilani Berry has been a member in good standing since 1994.

 Pricing:

Pricing is based on length of the session. Full pricing list click here

The Juniper a half hour foot reflexology treatment, relaxes, treats the feet and energizes.  This abbreviated reflexology treatment only costs $35.

The Magnolia an hour foot reflexology treatment thoroughly treats and pampers the feet. This full reflexology treatment will change your relationship with your feet only costs $55.