The last full week of the of month September marks World Reflexology Week. To promote the many benefits of this practice, some members of the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) are currently offering sessions at special rates. These affordable introductory sessions aim at giving more people the opportunity to learn about reflexology and experience its benefits first-hand (or foot!) while giving back to the community.
All of the money raised from these introductory sessions will be donated to LePont-Bridging Food Bank in Hudson and the Neighbours for Neighbours Food Drive taking place in Beaconsfield on November 19th, 2017.
Reflexology is one of the fastest growing therapies in North America, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). So much more than just a foot massage for sore feet, reflexology is a non-invasive, gentle therapy. It is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to every part of the body, including glands and organs. When acupressure is applied to specific reflex points, it helps to relieve tension in related areas of the body, encouraging the body to re-establish its natural balance.
What to expect
During a reflexology session, the client’s body goes into a deep state of relaxation, a state of ‘rest, digest and repair’, as opposed to the ‘flight or fight’ survival mode of hectic everyday life. The circulation of blood and lymph is stimulated, carrying vital oxygen to the cells and helping the body to get rid of waste and toxins. It is like receiving a massage of the inner body. After a reflexology treatment clients often report feeling re-energized, but also being able to sleep better. Many people with chronic or acute pain, or stress-related issues turn to reflexology for relief. People of all ages and states of health can benefit from this ancient therapy.
When choosing a reflexologist, be sure that he/she is certified and a member of a professional association, such as RAC, which was founded in 1976 to ensure quality training and standards. For more information, or to find a qualified reflexologist near you, visit RAC at www.reflexologycanada.org or RAC’s Quebec Chapter at www.reflex.org
Andrea Mühlebach, RCRT, MCSRI, ANQ, AQTN, has been working as a craniosacral reflexologist for 10 years, and is passionate about making reflexology a go-to therapy to help people feel their best. Don’t hesitate to contact her at 514-883-8999, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.reflexoasis.com.