Reflexology is a complementary and holistic practice which aims to enhance the overall sense of wellness. Reflexology may help to re-energize the innate system of the body.The work consists of applying pressure on the various reflexes of the feet.
The theory of reflexology is that different parts of the foot connect to the rest of the body through the reflexes. The Reflexology Chart of the foot is like a map of the reflexes.
In the session, all parts of both feet will be worked through with a gentle pressure and motion, thus activating the reflexes connected to the various parts of the body. The only equipment used are the hands of the reflexologist. Some parts of the foot can be sensitive. This may indicate that there is an underlying stress in the corresponding body part. There will be an extra focus given to these sensitive points, with a gentle touch and a very perceptive communication with the Client.
The Client will communicate how the session is progressing and tell if the pressure on the foot is uncomfortable. The Client is always in charge of the ongoing session.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology aims to reduce and/or balance physical, mental and emotional stress and help the body to recharge better. This in turn may create a better overall sense of balance and wellness in the body.
Benefits that clients frequently experience is pain management and reduction of discomfort/symptoms due to physical or mental stress: for example headaches and migraines, menstrual pain, digestive problems, muscle stiffness and more.
The aim is also to aid in creating a healthy balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, which control activity and rest, within the various body functions. A good balance in these nervous systems is essential for recovery and recharging.
Reflexology is safe for all ages, with a balancing effect on the body, completely relying on the body’s own innate system.
Reflexology is also beneficial for maintaining, and possibly expanding, the presence of innate strength and wellness, therefore Reflexology may be beneficial when recovering from illness, or during prolonged illness. Always talk to your Medical Physician first, before taking reflexology.
Definition of Reflexology from our member organization, The Reflexology Association of America (RAA): Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally.
The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. (RAA 2016)
Reflexology is NOT a cure for any medical conditions or issues. If you have any physical or mental illness, injury or ailment you should consult your Medical Physician. Talk with your Medical Physician before taking reflexology.
Any tips or ideas discussed during treatment are NOT medical advice. All tips or ideas given by the reflexologist are solely common and based on naturopathy. Always contact your Medical Physician when you have any physical or mental concerns.
Reflexology is a wonderful aid to enhance wellness and recovery.
Who is Anneli Leander?
Anneli Leander is an educated and trained Reflexology practitioner, with a Swedish Certificate in Reflexology.
She is a professional member of The Reflexology Association of America (RAA), as well as Associated Bodywork and Massage professionals (ABMP).
Her yearlong certificate course in Reflexology was taken in Sweden at the Team Hellberg School of Reflexology and was finished in September 2011. Here she also was educated in Auricular Therapy and Metamorphic. The certificate course also includes an 80 hour course in basic anatomy and basic medicine practice.
Her basic course in Reflexology was taken in Switzerland with Ingeborg Steiner at Fusswege in the fall of 2009. Her initial course in Aromatherapy and Reflexology was taken at Miller Motte College, Cary, North Carolina, with Jade Shutes of The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies in the spring of 2008.
All in all, Anneli Leander has more than 500 hours of education and training in the field of Reflexology.
My aim as a Reflexologist is to work the session in a sensible manner and have an open communication with the Client. The first session is initialized with a 2-way informational moment. I will carefully listen to the questions and concerns of the Client. I will also inform the Client of what to expect of reflexology as well as it´s benefits and limitations.
Interested in the 3D reflexology methodology?
Henrik Hellberg is a very experienced Swedish reflexologist and teacher, who has been active internationally for 35 years. In the early 1980’s he started to expand and develop the traditional method of reflexology practiced. His main concern with the traditional method was that only the soles of the feet were thoroughly worked.
His insights have advanced the method in several ways: among them the actual handwork of the therapist, who works with all the fingers and not only the thumbs. Furthermore, Henrik has named the new method ”3D” since the whole foot and all the layers of the foot are focal points in the work. This way, the advanced 3D Reflexology method effectively addresses also the reflexes of the muscle and skeletal system, as well as the different nervous systems in the body.
The 3D reflexology method shares it’s origin, all the basic theory and it’s pressure technique with the traditional reflexology method.
The advanced 3D reflexology method has been presented and verified on several of the World Reflexology Conferences and is gaining much interest from many Reflexology practitioners working in the traditional field.
For more info on the 3D reflexology method, please visit Henrik Hellbergs´website at www.teamhellbergzonterapi.com and click the icon for english. I am very proud to present Henrik and Lena Hellberg as my teachers of reflexology.
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Reflexology does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.