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Reflexology is a natural, holistic approach to restoring and maintaining balance, promoting relaxation and engaging your body's self-healing responses.

Reflexology is based on the premise that the foot is a microcosm of the body. Specific points and areas called reflexes correspond to every gland, organ and part of the body. The practice of Reflexology is the skillful application of pressure to these specific points and reflex areas on the feet. Foot reflexology affects the whole body, although only the feet are touched.

Reflexology is a holistic method that works with the whole person and acts to bring your system to a place of greater balance. Reflexology is an effective complementary approach when dealing with health challenges and works well in situations where it is not practical to touch someone at the site of discomfort.

Carla Eisenberg was featured in an article about reflexology in the Sept/Oct '15 issue of Naperville Magazine: Reflexology - More Than A Foot Massage by Mary Kay Kleist

The benefits of reflexology include:
Restoring physical and emotional balance
Reducing stress and supporting deep relaxation
Improving circulation of oxygen and nutrients to cells

How does reflexology work?
Over the years, there have been numerous theories about how reflexology works from involvement of the nervous system, release of endorphins, the breakdown of lactic acid as well as theories involving the body's energy field. While no specific theory has been scientifically proven, there is a growing body of research as well as numerous persuasive anecdotal testimonials going back to the 1930's.

What we do know is each foot contains over 7000 nerve endings, 26 bones (one-fourth of all the bones in the body are in the foot), 19 muscles, 12 tendons and 107 ligaments. The foot is designed to support and balance an amazing amount of weight for its surface area. It is also designed to move in complex ways. Flexibility and movement are important because the foot is continually exchanging messages with the brain about where we are in space and how our muscles need to tighten or relax to keep us upright and moving easily. Clearly, a lot is happening in the foot and Reflexology is impacting nerves, muscles and connective tissue.

In 1991, the first true research project with strict scientific protocols was conducted within the United Stares. The study was a single blind, randomized and controlled study under the direction of the American Academy of Reflexology. The results showed a reduction in symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) beyond what could be attributed to a placebo effect. It was published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in December of 1993.

Even the women who did not have a significant reduction in symptoms said they enjoyed participating and would be interested in continuing to receive sessions. You just don't get that type of response in a drug study!

What happens in a Reflexology Session?
In a full foot reflexology session, both feet are worked fully and completely to restore balance, promote stress reduction and provide deep relaxation.

Sessions are conducted with you in a comfortable position on a massage table or sitting back in a recliner chair. 30-minute sessions are also available.

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Other Resources

Read the free article: Reflexology: An Overview

View Reflexology Chart

Read Client Testimonials

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Carla Eisenberg is a Nationally Certified Reflexologist through the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and has been practicing Reflexology since 1988.