Reflexology & Lymphatic Drainage Massage
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology, also known as Zone Therapy, is a safe, balancing and healing treatment that releases blockages within the zones in our body and increases circulation throughout every system. By massaging each reflex point on the feet that correspond with each organ and system in our body, the body can be balanced by opening these pathways—using special techniques specific to reflexology during your treatment to apply the appropriate pressure to each point.
Reflexology helps the body to function optimally. Reflexology helps to relieve symptoms of conditions in every area of the body, including the digestive, respiratory, reproductive, muscular, nervous and immune systems. Symptoms of diseases and illnesses are regularly reported as improving after receiving a reflexology treatment.
Both foot and hand reflexology are profoundly relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. Professional aromatherapy blends of your choice can be used to maximize the benefits of your custom treatment.
Your treatment will start with some gentle foot stretches and warm-up movements. Then each foot will be massaged one at a time using special techniques to work each area and reflex points of the entire foot that correspond with and bring circulation and healing to every system and organ in the body. Once each reflex point has been massaged, your treatment will be completed with a relaxing foot massage using the essential oil blend of your choice.
Similar in its purpose and benefits to reflexology on the feet, hand reflexology uses special techniques on the hands by massaging corresponding reflexes to stimulate and balance each part of the body. Hand reflexology is safe, gentle, and effective and can benefit everyone at any age. It is a relaxing, balancing, and rejuvenating treatment that can help ease many conditions like stress, anxiety, sleep issues, injury, and arthritis—calming the nervous system and bringing about increased circulation and blood flow to the body’s overall energy. Hand reflexology also improves flexibility and functions in the hands.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialized massage that targets and detoxifies the lymphatic system throughout our bodies. This treatment has a lighter pressure than deep tissue massage and focuses only on our lymphatic map, including your legs, back, face, feet, arms, and abdomen. In addition, your entire treatment includes unique, essential oil blends of your choosing, which will increase relaxation and the benefits of your massage.
Your lymphatic system is a big part of your immune system that defends against and filters bacteria and viruses, so keeping your lymph moving is beneficial for your overall health. Lymphatic massage will help to move the lymphatic fluid “lymph” that carries waste into the bloodstream to be removed from your system. This means we are helping to remove the toxins the lymphatic system stores and effectively decongesting and moving any fluid or waste in the system that has slowed or is stagnant.
What to Expect During Your Appointments
Once you are comfortable and ready for your treatment, Katie will review your current needs and any areas you want to focus on to ensure the best possible treatment. You will lay down or recline, always supported by comfortable pillows, covered in a warm blanket if you prefer and a soft eye cover for ultimate relaxation. Your treatment is always tailored to you and can be customized based on your changing needs and preferences.
Our Complementary Health Care Practitioners will work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners within the clinic, including chiropractors, naturopaths, registered massage therapists, registered acupuncturists, and counsellors, to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.
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Practitioners Offering Reflexology & Lymphatic Drainage Massage Services
Complementary Health Care Practitioner (Clinical Aromatherapy & Advanced Reflexology)
Katie Keyte is a Complementary Health Care Practitioner (CHCP) with certifications and diplomas in multiple modalities. She is committed to continuing education and life-long learning as she knows there is always more to share and ways to improve treatment and care with the best and latest proven research developments. Katie’s practice priority and philosophy are based on exemplary client care and meeting the specific needs of each individual person. Katie believes that everyone is important and deserves the highest quality, safest and most professional treatment possible. Her lifelong passion is making people happy and helping her clients heal, relax, balance and restore.
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