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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 was trained at Brenneke and Cortiva massage schools 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 foot reflexology as a part of a wonderful foot massage. She is not a certified reflexologist and includes reflexology as part of her foot massage routine. Leilani is also a cupping therapist and can include cupping with silicone massage cups during your foot massage, please ask her about cupping.
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?
An hour long foot massage session begins with a medical intake and interview process while your feet are treated to an optional 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 foot massage 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, optional Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian) bodywork
& bodymindspirit work, massage cupping, and a variety of specialized
reflexology massage techniques that will apply pressure and rhythm to
stimulate 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 foot massage session.
*Except if your foot massage session is a part of a full or partial
massage, then the foot soak is optional and the foot massage treatment
is incorporated into the massage as a part of a holistic treatment but still
includes the optional marine therapy pedi-scrub and balm.
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. For a reflexology treatment, please seek a certified reflexologist.
Indications for Foot Massage:
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 is based on length of the session.
A half hour foot massage
An hour foot massage treatment thoroughly treats and pampers the feet include an aromatherapy soak, foot and lower leg massage, pedi-spa scrub and moisturizing treatment. For more information about the special products used click here and for more information about reflexology click here. This full foot massage treatment will change your relationship with your feet only costs $65.