Reflexology - Benefits of Foot Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massages - LaVida Massage Wellness Center - reflexologyThe human body is a truly amazing instrument; one of the most extraordinary things about the human body is the way the reflexes provide seemingly unrelated "cause/effect" results in other parts of the body. Reflexology is the process of applying pressing or massaging different Longitudinal Zones on each side of the body in order to stimulate the flow of blood and nutrients to other areas. Applying just the right 'touch' to the feet, hands, or ears with a specific amount of pressure and with a particular digit can yield truly amazing physical results. Manipulating specific zones of the body can affect the function of parts on the other end. With the body divided into 10 equal vertical zones (five on either side), a therapist trained and certified in Reflexology can assess and treat the whole body using this series of defined and applied points of pressure.

Benefits of Reflexology

It is now estimated that 75% of ailments, injuries, aches and pains are present due to stress, and Reflexology allows the body to release that stress, which contributes to repair, relief and healing.  Reflexology is believed to be effective, in part, because the skin on the feet and hands are incredibly thin and therefore, a person has more access to the numerous nerve endings located within those appendages. The nerves act as a mirror of sorts for one another, seemingly different parts of the body.
A certified therapist who is highly trained in the healing art of Reflexology will have many questions for our guest. During the Initial Consultation, the therapist will ask very specific questions about problem areas and then correlate those problem areas to one or more of the noted zones of the body. The trained reflexologist is able to directly correlate and isolate the area where it is located on the hands or feet and target the reflex points. It is widely accepted in the world of Reflexology that this practice is effective because the pressure applied to the nerve sends a signal to the brain, which in turn, sends the message of relaxation and/or decrease of pain to the body part. It is also widely accepted that these 10 zones work together to provide a natural energy throughout the entire body. The therapist is able to relax and aid the guest with a variety of conditions such as anxiety, asthma, cardiovascular issues, headaches, and even sinusitis. When pressure is placed on these key areas of the hands and feet, blockages causing these problems are broken down and removed from the body - the result is that the guest feels relief. LEARN MORE about the Massage Benefits offered by LaVida Massage Wellness Centers

Guests Best Suited for Reflexology

Reflexology is often recommended for guests who are shy or uncertain about massage and other therapy because there is no need to remove clothing aside from shoes and socks. It is also highly beneficial for those who are stressed or work long hours because it allows for them to sit back and relax while the stress and pains are kneaded away from their hands and feet. LEARN MORE about the relationship between therapeutic massage and Reduced Stress

Session Length

All LaVida Massage Sessions include five minutes for check in & initial consultation as well as time to undress. For example, a 60-minute custom massage session will consist of five minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50-minutes of a hands-on custom massage and five minutes for redressing and recommendations. LEARN MORE about LaVida Therapeutic Massage Sessions at Your First Visit.