What is Reflexology?
Foot reflexology is the original zone therapy, rooted in ancient Indian and Chinese tradition. Reflexology is a natural therapeutic method based on the study of reflexes within the feet connected to parts of the body’s organs, glands, nerves and muscles. By calming the nervous system and applying pressure to points on the feet, professionals can help relieve various health concerns. Unlike other therapies that manipulate bones or muscle tissues, reflexology can provide much-needed relief in the body through that reflex point on your feet.
The body has the natural ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of “panic,” trying to send all its healing energies to the area in need, creating an imbalance and preventing the body from functioning optimally. Reflexology can provide transformative changes to our overall health and assist with various conditions, injuries and pain management. By utilizing reflex therapy, we stimulate the nervous system unleashing the body’s natural healing process to achieve real, lasting results.
Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive complementary therapeutic practices available. You can use reflexology as a natural therapy for acute illnesses and a preventative maintenance tool for good health.
Benefits of Reflexology:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Relieve cancer treatment symptoms like nausea
- Improved relaxation
- Relieve tension
- Improve circulation
- Improve hormonal and digestive issues
- Decreased pain
- Improved body function
- Enhanced wellness
- Increased strength
- Increased mobility
Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy, although the session’s pressure and length may vary for babies, the aged, or the too ill.
Reflexology Client Testimonial
Marcella Bos - Certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master
My goal is to help each, and every client have a session that leaves them feeling relaxed, calm and better than what they did before we started. I want everyone to know that you are not your pain, your past or your ailments, you can feel good, you have holistic options to aid in your health care regime. You can love yourself and your life!
Calgary Reflexology Services
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First Reflexology Session (75 minutes):
If you have never received a session, you are in for a real treat! The session will begin with a brief health history and an explanation of how Reflexology works and what happens during a session. You will then be placed in a relaxing and comfortable position, either on a zero-gravity chair or a massage table. Please wear comfortable clothing like leggings, jogging pants, or shorts, no jeans, please. You will never be asked to undress for Reflexology! It is not uncommon for a client to fall asleep during a session. After the session is completed, you will feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and I often hear, “I feel like I’m walking on clouds.” The benefits of a session will last between 5-14 days, depending on aliments and lifestyle.
30 minutes: Mini Session
If your feet need a little love, then this is the session for you!
A 30-minute reflexology session of whatever you want: Do your feet hurt after a long day, and they need some TLC? Are you feeling drained and need a quick self-care to pick me up? Are you stressed, has your anxiety spiked? Come in for a mini session and get back to feeling like yourself!
60 minutes: Self-Care Session
Get ready to feel relaxed! The 60 min self-care session will provide each client with much-needed self-care. The therapist will use different techniques to the foot reflexes to offer both therapeutic and relaxation benefits. Each session will go through all the reflex points on both feet, spending extra time on reflexes related to ailments within the body. The client tells the therapist what the session’s intention is, and the therapist will adjust the session towards the client’s preference.
Baby Reflexology (30 minutes)
Having a newborn baby is challenging, no matter who you are or where you live. The most challenging thing about it, though, is sometimes having to watch your baby cry in agony over discomfort or pain that they cannot even tell you about. There is nothing worse than watching your child suffer and not knowing what to do about it.
Have you tried reflexology for your baby?
Reflexology works very well for most babies. With their sensitive skin, soft bones and developing bodies, babies are incredibly responsive to reflexology. By applying gentle pressure to congested areas of the feet, you can help release blockages and restore energy flow to your baby’s whole body to help with everything from tummy pains and teething to constipation, colds and flu. Benefits and results for reflexology to the babies are often immediate.
During a baby reflexology session, the parents will learn critical techniques to provide natural relief for the baby while at home. My goal with infant reflexology is to help connect parents and babies and put a few more ‘tools’ in the parenting ‘toolbox.’
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural healing technique involving the body’s natural energy centers to promote wellness and healing. The body’s energy center’s (chakras) can become unbalanced and may cause ill health both mentally and physically. Using a hands-on and off technique, the practitioner clears and amplifies the body’s natural energy centers using universal energy. It is a positive healing energy that promotes health (body, mind and spirit), positive mental energy, balance and clarity. It can be used to relieve stress, emotional unbalance and assist in the individuals healing processes.
Reiki increases strength and vitality, enhances free-flowing emotional expression, brings clarity of mind and purpose and encourages emotional growth and wholeness. Each of us has our energy system that is the essential and most basic human system element. We suffer when we do not have enough energy to carry our life functions or when we are out of balance. The effect of receiving a Reiki energy healing treatment is that our supply of life energy is increased, and we return to balance. In this state of balance and renewed energy, we can heal.
During a Reiki session, your physical health, mental & emotional well-being are all enhanced. One of the significant benefits is stress reduction and relaxation. When stress is removed and the body can relax, the body’s natural healing abilities are triggered. Reiki can be applied to males, females, babies, children, animals, plants – any living thing!
Benefits of Reiki:
- Deep relaxation to release unwanted tension and stress
- Accelerated natural self-healing
- Relief from migraines and chronic headaches
- Relief from anxiety
- Improvement in feelings of depression
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduced blood pressure
- Relief from chronic pain
- Immune support
- Cancer symptoms
- Pregnancy, labour and recovery
- Pre and post surgery emotions
Every reiki experience varies from person to person. Deep relaxing energy helps you release built-up tension, anxiety, fears, and negative feelings to create a state of well-being. It is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep or have an emotional release. At the end of your session, you are left feeling refreshed and energized.
Reiki Client Testimonial
Calgary Reiki Services
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90 minutes: Intuitive Reiki Session
A direct energy exchange. The removal of old and stagnant energy, replacing it with fresh, healing energy. Cord cutting and cord strengthening, chakra balancing, emotional grounding and protective bubble. I will also provide an intuitive interpretation of what the physical symptoms in your body are telling you. We will work together to help you find the root cause of your anxiety, pain and what you can do about it.
60 minutes: Reiki Session
A direct energy exchange. The removal of old and stagnant energy, replacing it with fresh, healing energy. Cord cutting and cord strengthening, chakra balancing, emotional grounding and protective bubble.
30 minutes: Cord-Cutting Session
Cord cutting is tremendously beneficial for us, especially anyone who deals with many people in their day-to-day life. Whether we like or not, each one of us forms energetic cords every time we interact or think of a person.
Cords are invisible energy ropes that bind you or connect you with another person, object or situation. They create a sense of stress and strain in your well-being. They may also generate obsession and obligation. If you feel drained or obligated in a specific situation or relationship, you probably have cords attached to you. Irritation or sadness thinking of a particular time or episode in your life also means there are attachments to you. Divorces, separations, trauma can cause emotional cords. These cords always cause a person to have negative emotions such as ego, fear, hurt, unforgiveness, anger.
If you would like help letting go of a past relationship and or situations for the benefit of your own mental health and well-being, cutting the energy cords with Reiki is a gentle, effective treatment that will help you move on and look to the future with positivity. It’s important to remember that you may have multiple cords with one person or many, one situation or many, and it may take several cord-cutting treatments to remove all the cords and heal your energy field.
Doing cord-cutting regularly provides tremendous benefits. You will notice that your energy levels will be higher, the mind quieter, specific ailments or situations may improve.
30 minutes: Chakra Balancing
Chakra balancing is the desired result of all types of energy healing modalities. When our chakras are balanced, we are balanced. Everything flows smoothly; there is no overwhelming stress, and we are truly happy. We do what feels right and give ourselves generously.
There are seven major energy centers in our body called chakras (chock-rah), meaning wheel of energy. If the chakras are not balanced, or the energies are blocked, a person may feel hopeless, tired, out of sorts, or depressed. Not only will physical bodily functions be affected, but unease can manifest, and the thought processes may also be affected. A negative attitude, fear or doubt, may preoccupy the individual.
A big part of chakra balancing is learning to love ourselves and treat ourselves as kindly as a small child. Committing to chakra balancing is a great way to start being good to yourself, which is critical if you are going to heal yourself.