Reflexology Restores Balance and Promotes Better Health
Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural therapy involving the massaging of different points on the body, usually the feet, to promote better health. This variation of acupuncture and acupressure delivers many of the same benefits. Natural health expert Dr. Bret Mosher offers reflexology sessions at his Poway, CA, practice to help patients optimally balance the body’s systems and enhance well-being.
Though the principles of reflexology are similar to those of acupuncture in the sense that specific body points receive stimulation, reflexology is completely noninvasive: it does not use needles.
How Does Reflexology Work?
Reflexology is based on the theory that specific areas in the hands, feet, lower legs, face, and ears correspond to specific organs or muscle groups in the body, and that the nerve endings in these areas provide a "map" of the rest of the body. Reflexology is an individualized treatment that will be uniquely tailored to the needs of each patient. Rather than curing a specific ailment, reflexology is intended to promote relaxation, improve circulation, restore balance, and support normalized bodily functions: the therapist's goal is to stimulate the nervous system to do the work. Reflexology is an important component of many types of complementary medicine, and it is especially useful for neuropathy of the legs, feet, and toes.
Like massage, reflexology is a pleasant treatment that most patients find relaxing and invigorating. Though the principles of reflexology are similar to those of acupuncture in the sense that specific body points receive stimulation, reflexology is completely noninvasive: it does not use needles. In this way, reflexology is more like the acupuncture-related practices of cupping and moxibustion. Dr. Mosher may combine these bodywork therapies with other clinical treatments such as advanced nutrition or detoxification, depending on your individual needs and goals.
What to Expect during Treatment
Before your reflexology session, you will undergo a thorough evaluation. Through state-of-the-art diagnostics, Dr. Mosher will gain an understanding of your current health. His recommendations may include a course of reflexology treatments, or a combination of other treatments that include reflexology.
A typical reflexology session will last between 30 and 60 minutes. You will remove only your socks and shoes, and will either sit or recline comfortably. Your feet will be positioned at Dr. Mosher’s chest level. Without using any lotions or oils, Dr. Mosher will apply pressure to the feet and lower legs. Depending on your specific health issues, he may also work on your hands and ears.
He will massage and stretch designated treatment areas, including all the points on both feet. Dr. Mosher will work out tightness through a specialized pressure technique. If he encounters an area that is painful, he will carefully massage it. The goal is not to release pain, but rather to bring the body’s systems into balance: when homeostasis is achieved, pain will ease.
Reflexology can dramatically improve your health through pleasant and entirely non-invasive methods.
Though you may experience temporary discomfort, treatment should be relaxing and pleasant. You may experience warmth, tingling, or the sensation of energy moving around your body. You may even become so relaxed that you fall asleep, which will not interfere with the benefits of the therapy.
Schedule a Consultation
Reflexology can be an important component of a holistic or complementary health plan. To find out if this therapy is right for you, please contact us online or call (858) 679-2995 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mosher. Reflexology is a non-invasive, enjoyable therapy that may dramatically improve your health.