Toronto Massage Clinics Provides Reflexology Treatment

Non-invasive Therapy
Reflexology is a technique that is uses focused pressure through massage on certain parts of the body. Traditionally, reflexology is performed on the hands or feet but it can also be used on the face and ears. The therapy is based on the theory that zones and reflex points in the area that is being massaged correspond with various parts of the body, both internal and external.
The intent of reflexology is to return the body to an efficient level of homeostasis; meaning the body's normal processes can return to their optimal levels of efficiency. The reflexes in the targeted part of the body that is being manipulated work to stimulate the natural energy that travels along the nervous system – this helps to remove any obstructions in the corresponding areas.
The parasympathetic nervous system is one of two main areas of the autonomic nervous system and is responsible for the regulation of unconscious bodily activities like salvation, lacrimation, waste generation, digestion, and sexual arousal. When certain reflex points are massaged during a reflexology session it helps to remove blockages in the natural energy channels which then initiates a parasympathetic reaction within the body to aid in the removal of stressors and improve circulation thus realigning the body's internal systems to optimal function.
Complimentary Treatment
It has been found that the types of people that look into experiencing reflexology treatment are:
  • Generally more health conscious than the average individual,
  • More open to alternative forms of healing, and
  • Conscious of the fact that the benefits of treating and minimizing stress through various therapies will actually minimize other physical symptoms.
It is highly recognized that using reflexology in conjunction with other types of therapy can be extremely beneficial. Incorporating this non-invasive method of care into a personal wellness plan is a great way to maximize the benefits of having an individual health care program. For instance, cancer fighters often utilize reflexology to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy treatments like anxiety, nausea and pain.
Reflexology has been shown to be an effective method help ease symptoms of the following conditions:
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Infertility problems
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hormonal problems
  • Sports related injuries
  • Digestive ailments
  • Stress-related health conditions
In addition to the above mentioned conditions, reflexology can address a number of other health concerns, however the most beneficial elements are:
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhancing the body's natural abilities to metabolize and heal normally
A pleasant side effect of reflexology
Generally reflexology is administered in a quiet, relaxing setting where the patient is seated and the therapist can have face-to-face contact. The advantage of this contact also provides a pleasant side effect to the patient– conversation.
A lot of the time, people that are struggling with a condition or ailment have reservations about discussing their problems to their friends and family. The general rule of thumb is that the patient must ‘put on a brave face' and often, people find that they have no one to confide in about their worries and troubles.
Conversation is encouraged during therapy and the reflexologist, although not a psychologist, is a good listener. The patient may find an outlet during therapy where they can express their emotions in a non-judgmental environment, expressing their thoughts and feelings to the therapist can be a means of therapy all its own.
Royal York Massage Therapy
4887 Dundas St. West
Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B2
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