Client Corner: Katy Hall on Feet & Firewalking

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“My cousin and I were always rubbing each other’s feet when we were younger,” Katy Hall reminisces.

Many years later, Katy found herself treating her clients to a foot rub after their facials and she soon realized what a great addition it was to the services she offered. Katy was officially bit by the reflexology bug.

Reflexology uses therapeutic essential oils while applying pressure to the feet through a variety of techniques. These techniques claim to dissipate energy blocks within organs and systems and breakdown crystalline structures within the body. Stimulating the circulatory lymphatic systems, electro chemical energy, and the body’s natural immune system helps encourage the release of toxins and enables the body to heal itself.

While there are mixed reviews as to whether or not the claims reflexology makes are true, and some studies may be flawed, the University of Minnesota, compiled a list of studies that do seem to show there may be benefits to organs and the rest of the body.  Studies have shown an impact on organs, a decrease in pain, blood pressure and other symptoms, and an increase in relaxation.  Ultimately, no matter what […]

Client Corner: Katy Hall on Feet & Firewalking 2017-12-29T21:04:59+00:00

Reflexology

Last week my feet got pampered. It was wonderful.

For Christmas a friend gave me a gift certificate to a local reflexologist. I wanted to wait until after I ran the Ragnar to use it since I thought my feet would need a little TLC.

In case you are unfamiliar, reflexology (in very layman’s terms) is a foot rub that claims that different points in the feet correspond with different parts of the body, like the organs. That means that by rubbing your big toe, you are really accessing another part of the body. I don’t know which part, but let’s say the spleen. I don’t buy into reflexology, and I’m pretty sure there is no sound science that supports it, but I’m open to trying most things that can’t hurt me. (I’m not trying to criticize anyone else’s views here, and I do believe that if you believe something works that belief can go alone way. If reflexology works for you, that is wonderful.) For me an hour reflexology appointment seemed a really […]

Reflexology 2017-09-12T19:31:53+00:00