Reflexology is a general health service, a complementary healing therapy.
“Reflexology is a science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body. The physical act of applying specific pressure using the thumb, finger and hand techniques to these reflex areas results in the reduction of stress which promotes physiological changes in the body.”
Reflexology: Art, Science & History by Christine Issel, New Frontier Publishing, Sacramento, CA, 1990.
Reflexology is a relatively new but has a long history. Reflexology is rooted in ancient hands-on therapies used by our ancestors for thousands of years. Ancient cultures of Egypt, India, China, Japan and Europe have left traces of footwork and healing practices. Hieroglyphs have been found that show a person pressing on a the bottom of a foot, exactly as contemporary reflexologists work.
In the West, the concept of reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century, based on research into the nervous system and reflexes. Early 20th century doctors began to research these special techniques discovered, and scientifically tested nerve reflex points. These were gradually mapped out as zones based charts, distinct from Acupuncture Meridian charts.
Stimulating these reflexes relaxes the entire body, reduces stress, reduces pain and inflammation and increases circulation. Reflexology helps to normalize all functions of the body, promoting a natural balance and a greater sense of well-being. It helps the body heal itself. The practice of Reflexology has proven to be effective for Relaxation and Stress Management and is used internationally by the medical community to compliment treatments and achieve better results for patients.
It should be noted that Reflexologists never Prescribe, Diagnose, Prognosticate, Treat for a specific illness, or adjust any client’s medications. In all sessions, I adhere to the highest professional standards and methods.
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Nationally Certified Reflexologist, NBCR
Christine trained with Bill Flocco at the American Academy of Reflexology in LA, and is certified in the Flocco Method Integrating Hand, Foot and Ear Reflexology. She uses an individualized targeted approach to achieve the most successful results for each client. Christine also studied Condition Specific Techniques for Depression, Anxiety, Arthritis, Fatigue, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis with Paul Harvey and Orthopedic Reflexology with Spiros Dimitrakoulas. She is nationally board certified, and a member of NYSRA/Tri-State Reflexology Association and the Reflexology Association of America.
Christine is affiliated with Universal Healing Arts Connection in Cortlandt Manor, NY and Hudson River Healing & Wellness in Cold Spring, NY. She is expanding her reflexology practice to other areas in the metro area with private and corporate clients.
To further educate and promote this powerful complementary therapy, Christine brings her talk, The Healing Power of Reflexology, to regional libraries and centers. If you would like to sponsor a presentation, please contact Christine to discuss.