I’m currently in training to become a certified hand & foot reflexologist in a program offered through the Academy of Ancient Reflexology in St Augustine.
Reflexology is a natural, drug-free healing therapy that puts the nervous system into a parasympathetic state, which is the only state in which the body can rest and repair. It is based on the idea that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to every system in the body, such as the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and endocrine systems.
Here is the official definition of reflexology from the Reflexology Association of America:
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)
What does it do?
- improves circulation of blood and lymph
- relaxes by reducing tension and stress
- promotes normal functioning of the body’s organs and glands
- helps support optimum health
My role is to support health, not treat disease. I do not treat, cure, or diagnose.
In the state of Florida, reflexologists must also be licensed massage therapists.
While I’m in training, I am offering practice hand and foot reflexology sessions at a discounted price. To learn more, visit my scheduling system and select “Reflexology Services.”