Reflexology with Cupping
Gua sha tool
Sit back, relax with a cup of tea
Gua sha tool
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the use of pressure applied to specific parts of the foot, hand, face or ear that corresponds with specific parts of the body (reflex points) through a meridian mapping grid. Through this grid, points are stimulated that activate a response in different organs and parts of the body. Releasing toxin buildup and blockages (calcium sediment deposits) so that the body can eliminate them freely through the lymphatic system.
Reflexology is a very thorough form of pressurized massage as every part of the foot is worked on. During and after a treatment, the recipient would feel an overall sense of calm as the parasympathetic nervous system is activated and the body begins to relax and repair. The mind calms, heartrate and breathing regulates, anxiety and tension melt away and cortisol levels decrease. Reset, restore and relax!
It is difficult to trace exactly when the history and origin of Reflexology began. It is believed to have originated in China and dates back to 2330 B.C. in Ancient Egypt as pictographs were found in the tomb of Ankhamor.
What is Cupping?
The use of Chinese cupping is an added benefit to Reflexology as it pulls more accumulated toxins to the surface and up the lower leg to be flushed out through the lymphatic system. Specialized cups are put on the skin creating a suction, drawing skin into the cup which increases blood flow and circulation.
What are the benefits?
Stimulates the body to release toxic buildup in organs and tissues
Assists in opening the meridian channels
Improves blood flow to feet and lower legs
Improves nerve stimulation
Decreases stress and anxiety
Improves mobility in feet
Reflexology cannot diagnose illness or disease and it cannot treat specific conditions.
Cost of a session
75 mins - $85 ($10 off initial session)
The use of a percussive instrument to loosen up the muscles of the feet and stimulate blood flow
Hot towel application to increase circulation
Use of therapeutic oils and lotions (non-scented options available)
Thai Reflexology tools are used to effectively stimulate reflex points
Cupping to the bottoms of the feet and lower leg pulls out more accumulated toxin as it’s flushed up through the lower leg (optional)
Ending with some meditative deep breathing to reset the ventral vagus nerve and balance the nervous system
*Clients are advised to wear comfortable clothing and loose fitting pants that can be rolled up just above the knee.
**Please check your insurance coverage for the requirements to claim this service. I am certified through Edwards and Holloway Therapeutic Massage Center LTD and was trained in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.