Debbie Zalman RN BSN

REFLEXOLOGY

 

The American Reflexology Certification Board defines Reflexology as "a non-invasive complimentary modality involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands and ears" (ARCB). Reflexology is much more than a foot massage.


By stimulating these reflexes, the body is brought into balance, stress and tension reduced and the body's natural healing is activated. While there are few (if any) conditions that cannot benefit from the healing effects of reflexology, some of the more documented conditions that can achieve some relief are:

ALLERGIES and SINUS PROBLEMS

CONSTIPATION, NAUSEA and REFLUX


DIABETES and THYROID IMBALANCES


HEADACHES and MIGRAINES


NECK and BACKACHES


ARTHRITIS and MUSCLE ACHES


PMS and HORMONAL IMBALANCES


FATIGUE


INSOMNIA


STRESS


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


CANCER TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS

I have practiced reflexology for over 20 years and provided relief for many clients suffering from medical conditions. A particular group I would like to reach out to are those diagnosed with cancer, as well as their loved ones.  With 10 years of experience counseling cancer patients, I feel drawn to helping ease the journey for those who are facing this challenge.


In addition to the profound effects on your whole body, reflexology is a wonderful modality for ACHING HANDS AND FEET


PLANTAR FASCIITIS is an inflammatory condition where the fascia on the sole of the foot attaches to the heal. Many issues contribute to this problem, including bio-mechanical imbalances. 


By manipulating and stretching the soft tissues of the calves with muscle release techniques and loosening the joints of the feet, I have had much success in relieving this condition. 


Similar techniques can be applied to the forearms and hands to help treat symptoms of CARPEL TUNNEL


Many foot problems including METATARSALGIA, MORTENS NEUROMA and PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY can be relieved using these techniques and Reflexology.


When your feet hurt, your whole body eventually aches, and when your feet are happy, your whole body and being know it.