Reflexology an ancient holistic therapy, and the aim of reflexology is to treat the whole person and induce a state of relaxation, balance and harmony, which will encourage the natural ability of the body to heal itself. It is a science and an art based on the principal that there are reflexes in the hands, ears and feet, which correspond to every part of your body. By applying pressure techniques with your thumb, fingers and hand, reflexology will reduce tension, promote relaxation, increase circulation, and help bring the body back to balance.
History of Reflexology
Modern reflexology is less than 100 years old, but promoting healing through feet, hands, and ears has been practiced by many cultures for centuries. The most famous evidence of reflexology is dated 2330 B.C. and was discovered in the tomb of Ankhmahor, the physician to the pharaoh. It is a wall painting depicting two Egyptian physicians performing foot and handwork on two clients. There has been written records of reflexology being practiced in China and India 2000-4000 years ago. In 1913, reflexology was brought to the Western world by an American ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. William Fitzgerald; and in the 1930′s Eunice Ingham, an American physiotherapist, went one step further and eventually mapped out the entire body on the foot, and modern reflexology was born.
How Reflexology Works
Reflexes are connected to your nervous system. By using pressured thumb and finger techniques, working on a foot (hand, or ear) triggers a reflex action in a corresponding part of the body. This action is simply to relax tension which reduces vascular constriction and allows the blood and nerve supple to flow more freely. Oxygen and nutrients make their way to the areas where needed and your body is then able to repair itself.
About Azure’s Practitioner
Esther Isobe is a certified Foot and Ear Reflexologist. She graduated the Foot Reflexology program in 2012 and the Ear Reflexology program in 2013. She studied and accomplished professional, adequate training with a fantastic teacher and mentor, through the Canadian school of Reflexology in Victoria BC. Esther has been interested in holistic and therapeutic wellness from a young age and continues to expand her knowledge in these fields. She was first introduced to Reflexology while taking classes at the University of the Fraser Valley. The professors teaching the courses about natural product making and Aromatherapy were certified Reflexologists themselves and then upon learning the amazing benefits of Reflexology is where her journey began. She continues to take Reflexology, and other courses related to the wellness field to further expand the practice. Her goal is to provide you with a relaxing experience and a stress free, healing environment.
Peace of Mind Reflexology shares the same space as Azure Skin care
but is a separate business.
First session is up to 1.5 hours and includes initial consultation,
every session after that is 1 hour.
First session is up to 1 hour and includes initial consultation,
every session after that is 30 minutes.
Hours at Azure Skin Care and Spa
Last appointment at 5pm