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reflexology at namaste studios

Reflexology sessions are available at Namaste Studios by appointment only. Ben Bogard, a Certified Reflexologist provides proven and effective Reflexology services. His goal is to make tried and true methods available to help you or someone you love on the journey of health and total wellness. Everyone's journey is different, therefore it is very important to find the right combination and path that works the best for you. Reflexology sessions are available Monday-Saturday. A one hour Reflexology session is $50. Please click on the Appointments tab while visiting the Online Scheduler to request an appointment.

 

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what is reflexology

"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."

  • American Reflexology Certification Board(ARCB)
  • National Council of Reflexology Educators (NCRE) 
  • Reflexology Association of America (RAA) 
 

Reflexology stimulates more than 7,000 nerves in the feet and encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways then reduces pain.  It also stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing the risk of infection.  It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities, as well as, stimulates the production of endorphins, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.

"Reflexology is an art and a science. Reflexology works reflex points on the feet, hands and ears that represent the mirrored image of the body. The nerve pathway in both feet creates an electrochemical flow that communicates to the entire nervous system.

Through the application of thumb- and finger-walking techniques, reflexology connects to the peripheral nervous system, and encourages the body to relax. Reflexology is not a foot massage. Massage is palpitation of soft tissue and muscle, whereas reflexology is the stimulation of nerve pathways.

The principles of reflexology are to reduce stress and restore homeostasis, a Greek word meaning “for balance.” Some examples are blood sugar levels, body temperature and heart rate.

When homeostasis is maintained, the body is healthy. Our bodies are equipped with self-healing facilities, but these often fail to work properly because the vital energy pathways are blocked because of degeneration and stress."

 

~Excerpts from an article by Susan Watson ACARET, ARCB, published in The Rock River Times, September "09

 

Stress cannot be avoided.  We live with it and in it every day.  In itself, stress is neither good nor bad.  Stress becomes a problem, however, when we fail to manage it well, especially the stress that results from problems, frustrations, overwork and worry.

 

BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY

 •Allergies/Sinuses
•Back Pain
•Blood Pressure
•PMS/Hormonal Problems
•Migraine Headaches
•Anxiety
•Insomnia
•Sports Injuries
•Fatigue
•Digestive Orders
•Stress-related Conditions
•Muscle Tension

Reflexology sessions target specific areas on the feet to stimulate nerves and improve circulation.  The therapist applies pressure to specific points on the feet that correspond to every organ and system throughout the body.

 

origins

Reflexology has its roots in every ancient culture. Wall carvings, papyrus dated 2,500 B.C. portraying Egyptian physicians working on hands and feet. History offers vivid accounts of ancient healers applying pressure on the feet, which produced positive effects and resulted in better health.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Chinese Healing

Chinese Healing

Located in Japan at the foot of a seated Buddha figure

Located in Japan at the foot of a seated Buddha figure

Ancient India

Ancient India

The principle of Reflexology is to reduce stress, thus restoring homeostasis, a Greek word meaning “balance”
— Susan Watson ACARET, ARCB
 

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