Foot and hand reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are reflexes and zones in the feet and hands which corresponds to all the body parts. Reflexology is a holistic, non-invasive therapy which complements other therapies and modern medicine. The physical act of applying specific pressure using the thumb, finger and hand techniques, will result in reducing the stress in the body which causes a physiological change.
Many of our health problems can be linked to stress. Reflexology is primarily a relaxation technique that negates the effects of stress while helping the body relax. Through relaxation the body is able to help itself deal with any problem it may be experiencing. Reflexology gently nudges the body towards better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage, circulation, breaking down calcification between nerve pathways and muscle relaxation.
While reflexology addresses all areas of the body through the feet and the hands reflexes, it also addresses all the systems in the body and the diseases they are affected by. Reflexology can be incorporated into an overall healthy lifestyle which includes attention to diet, moderate exercise, and different forms of stress reduction.
Denise Salatto Moore, ARCB is a board approved certified reflexologist. Denise is in good standing with the American Reflexology certification board. She received her certification in foot and hand reflexology from the New York Open Center in Soho, New York, where she studied with the reflexology Professor Wendy Coad. Denise has been practicing reflexology since 2002 and continues to refine her skills through continued education.