Reflexology

A boutique yoga studio, To Your Wholeness caters to students and practitioners looking for a more intimate, personal setting. Our outlook and mission is to create a harmonious space that encourages individual growth and an expanded sense of friendship. Nothing is more important than building bonds with yourself and those around you. It makes for a better, healthier, and more engaged community.

Reflexology Balances your Whole body

-  Supports the entire spine, the sacrum to the mid skull

-  Relaxing and Therapeutic

-  Eases Muscular Tension

-  Improves Circulation

re·flex·ol·o·gy

A protocol of manual techniques applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally!         -  Reflexology Association of America

Advocates of reflexology believe that the foot surface contains a coded map of the entire body and that particular points on the feet correspond to particular organs, glands, and body systems. Pressing these points with the fingers and thumbs is thought to encourage healthy functions in the corresponding areas of the body.

Modern reflexology grew out of a technique known as " zone therapy" which was developed in the early 1900s by American physician and ear, nose, and throat specialist William H. Fitzgerald. He claimed that applying gentle pressure to specific areas on the hands and feet could trigger health benefits in correspond "zones" of the body. 

   

How Does Reflexology Work?

   

The reflexology theory is consistent with the theory behind Acupuncture and Acupressure, in which mapped points on body parts such as the ear or hand are treated to affect corresponding remote organs or body zones. A more conventional medical theory suggest that the pressure exerted by the reflexogist releases nerve transmitter chemicals such as endorphins and monoamines (an important class of neurotransmitters, eg, serotonin, dopamine), compounds that control pain!

International Council of Reflexologists (ICR)

Reflexology is defined as a scientific art based on the premise that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all the body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressure using thumb, finger, and hand techniques result in stress reduction which causes a physiological change in the body.