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The Basics Behind Reflexology & How It Helps You Relax April 20, 2018

North Valley Stream, Hempstead
The Basics Behind Reflexology & How It Helps You Relax, Hempstead, New York

When it comes to taking care of your body and reducing stress, nothing helps quite like a good massage. However, different techniques achieve varying results and impact how relaxed you feel after the treatment. Reflexology is one option that is unlike traditional therapies. It can be used on individuals of any age. If you’ve never received this treatment, you may be wondering what it is and how it differs from other relaxing therapies.

Reflexology Defined

Reflexology is a type of massage that applies gentle pressure to the hands, feet, and ears to achieve relaxation and reduce muscle tension. The therapist either uses their bare hands to target certain areas or works with tools like small rubber balls to accurately pinpoint areas of tension. Like other therapies, the treatment is gentle and non-invasive. If you experience pain at any time, immediately notify the therapist.

How It Works

MassageCertain areas of your hands, feet, and ears correspond to the health and well-being of other parts of the body. This includes major muscle groups, the digestive tract, and emotional responses. Keep in mind that reflexology is not designed to treat specific medical conditions and the therapist can’t diagnose a condition based on your overall tension or pain response. If you’re worried about specific symptoms, contact your physician. 

What to Expect During the Appointment

Before getting started, the therapist will ask about any underlying health conditions, injuries, or pain points on your feet that might make treatment more difficult. If there are none, you’ll then remove your shoes and socks and lie down on the massage table. The therapist will put pressure on the main pressure points on your extremities. The pressure then sends a signal through the nervous system to relax and relieve tension in certain parts of the body. This brings the body back into balance, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed at the end of the treatment.


Interested in trying reflexology in addition to your regular massage routine? Schedule an appointment at Orange Skye Body & Beauty Bar serving Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, and the rest of Nassau County, NY. Their dedicated staff will help you relax and feel revitalized, whether you’re receiving a facial or want to share the experience with your significant other in a couple’s massage. Learn more about their full range of services online and call (516) 284-6378 to book an appointment today.

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