What is Therapeutic Reflexology?

Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to reflex points in the feet (hands, face or ears) that correspond to different areas of the body. This stimulation increases blood circulation to the organs and balances the body. It is a holistic therapy that improves health and well being by stimulates the body’s self-healing mechanisms and eliminates toxins.

How does Reflexology work?

Reflexology balances the energy in the body, this improves health and well being allowing the body to heal itself and eliminate toxins.

The application of pressure and stimulation of the reflexes increases blood flow to the corresponding organs and parts of the body.

This, in turn, optimizes nutrient and oxygen flow to those parts of the body. This improves the body’s ability to heal itself. It is different to an ordinary massage because a reflexology treatment stimulates specific reflexes and the nerve endings, whereas a massage only stimulate the deep tissue.

Some reflex areas of the feet may be more sensitive than others. This usually occurs where there is imbalance in the body, congestion or weakness of the organ or if the person has had an operation in that area.

Jasmine Steyn is a registered therapeutic reflexologist and meridian therapist. She is also certified in Vacuflex concepts and is a certified Body Talk Access technician. She is passionate about helping people achieve optimal well being through reflexology, diet and lifestyle. “I believe that the body cannot be in a diseased state when it is balanced and free of toxins. This is why I use reflexology, which assists in balancing and detoxing the body.”  She works to help people with all conditions from headaches, insomnia and back pain to nervous system related disorders and management for chronic conditions.  Reflexology works very well to treat stress related conditions.