What is reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique focused on reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs and glands. While reflexology usually focuses on massaging the feet, reflexologists may also work on the hands or ears. Reflexologists believe that blocked energy fields are the root cause of pain, tension, and other ailments. Reflexology techniques are meant to unblock those energy fields to restore balance and general health.

What are the benefits of reflexology?

Reflexologists believe that by applying pressure to specific points on the feet (and sometimes ears or hands), they can relieve stress and tension, improve blood flow, circulation, and breathing, as well as improve lymphatic, skeletal, digestive, reproductive, and organ function – just through footwork! Reflexology can help relieve tension and other symptoms, but it is also considered a preventative healing-art, designed to keep body systems functioning at their peak level.

Regardless of what you think about reflexology’s health benefits, it is certainly a relaxing experience – which has proven benefits in itself. Many sources estimate that over ninety percent of disease is related to stress, and reflexology is considered a low-impact, effective method of relaxing the body and reducing that stress.

###What should I expect from a reflexology session?

For the session, you will lie or sit down, remaining fully clothed except for your feet. Your therapist will use varying pressure and strokes on specific points on your feet. Some points may be particularly tense and sensitive to the touch (which reflexologists would correlate to blocked energy lines), and may require extra work to loosen up. Reflexology is not like a traditional foot massage: there are specific zones therapists focus on, with the goal of healing, relaxing, and balancing the whole body, rather than just the feet.

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Medical Massage

Doctor's orders. A medical massage is used for chronic pain relief or injury recovery, and is often prescribed by a physician. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Therapeutic Massage

Borrowing from many other massage types, a therapeutic massage is good for reducing minor discomfort and pain. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're likely seeing a chair massage. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Deep Tissue Massage

Painful knots in your back? A deep tissue massage will break them down, give you relief. Read More >

Foot Massage

Been on your feet all week? A foot massage helps alleviate sore soles and arches. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >

Why book on MyTime?

Find open appointments
Find deals
Free to use!
  • Mytime-logo
  • iPhone App
  • Iphone_image_web
  • Get the App!

    • Book appointments on-the-go
    • Keep your favorite businesses
      right in your pocket
    • Find deals near you
  • Logo_large
  • iPhone App
  • Iphone_large
  • Book
    on the go!