An Introduction to Reflexology

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As a healing professional, Ms. Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, PhD, draws on a variety of wellness methodologies to support each individual patient. Ms. Rosanne Bostonian, PhD, finds that many of her patients respond well to the technique of foot reflexology.

Reflexology operates on the belief that different points on the extremities, including the feet and hands, correspond to the body’s organs and systems. A reflexologist will use these connections to affect internal functioning by applying pressure to specified distal points.

The reflexologist typically refers to a special foot chart that identifies which points affect which organs. By selecting the points likely to address a patient’s concern, the reflexologist helps the body to fall back into its natural balance. Many patients report feeling more relaxed and sleeping better after reflexology treatment.

The reflexology treatment typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. The reflexologist typically uses his or her own thumb and finger to press on the specified spot, though some may also incorporate rubber balls or other tools to facilitate results. The process is non-invasive and considered generally safe for most clients, including the very young and the very old.

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