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Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears, which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. By applying specific pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques, reflexology reduces tension, improves circulation, and promotes the natural functioning of the related areas of the body.
Nervous people pace back and forth; wring their hands; rub their hands together and some even handle worry beads and or rocks. Unknowingly they are relieving tensions by working the reflexes.
With the client relaxing in a comfortable position, the reflexology therapist may work on either the feet, hands or ear. Sessions usually last from 45 – 60 minutes. Beginning with the right side, all reflex points on both sides are stimulated as the body is considered to be a whole unit. Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of session may vary for babies, the aged or extremely ill.
When mankind went barefoot, walking on sand or uneven ground this was a partial reflexology session. India, China and Egypt practiced reflexology thousands of years ago. When we put on shoes we lost direct contact with the earth and were no longer grounded to it. We lost the natural exchange between the body’s electrical current and those of the earth. In 1913, reflexology was brought to the Western world. Dr. Wm. Fitzgerald, an MD in Connecticut, was using “Zone Therapy” to deaden pain in some parts of the body. Edwin Bowers, MD, of New York, and George Starr White, MD, used reflexology but the medical world did not accept it then. The Reflexology Association was formed in 1976 to promote reflexology.
(1)Taken from the Relexology Association of Canada Website: http://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/
What is a cold laser?
The QuantumWave cold laser is a medical device that is cleared by Health Canada, FDA, and CE for pain relief, inflammation, arthritis, circulation, and the relaxation of tissue. Cold lasers are also known as low level or soft laser. These lasers do not produce heat and therefore are used safely and painlessly. The lasers have ScalarWave technology built into them, which provides unique features that assist with one's healing.
How can it help me?
The goal is to stimulate cellular energy to regenerate cells. The ScalarWave technology used in QuantumWave lasers supports healing in 3 ways: First, these lasers donate healing light energy or photons to cells, which regenerate and rebalance the cells to a healthy state. A second unique feature is that the laser interrupts cellular memory by not transferring the established sick and unhealthy information to any new healthy cells. A third amazing benefit of the ScalarWave laser is that it dissolves and unwinds the body and mind to attain a deep relaxed state facilitating the body to do what it is designed to do – heal!
Ask our Reflexologist, Lise Rivard how Reflexology and ScalarWave Laser treatment can help you!