Prenatal and Postnatal Foot Reflexology
"Reflexology with Jennifer was a deeply moving experience. One that carried past the initial sense of relaxation, into a truly healing turning point in my journey. After just two sessions, her precision and skill had lasting effect."
-Justine Lynch L.Ac., Acupuncture and Zero Balancing
How to book a reflexology session?
Please enquire with me directly for bookings--sessions held in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, or in-home visits.
Due to an unexplainable intrigue with foot reflexology that just wouldn't go away, I embarked in a certification journey in 2012. My reflexology work with clients has surprised me in two ways:
#1 I've loved giving the gift of pure relaxation, no work required on my client's part (which is NOT the case with a health coaching session, when the client has to 'show up' and do the personal work!). I particularly noticed with women, whether frazzled mamas or busy career women, this might be the one and only moment during daylight hours that they sit down and take a 'time out'. Children are also prime candidates since foot reflexology addresses anxiety, sinus issues, tummy aches, etc.
#2 Reflexology has turned out to be a perfect complement to my nutrition work for those clients who desire both these forms of wellness. During the nutrition portion of our session, we talk through your health/diet/lifestyle situation, then you sit back for reflexology and let our talk marinate, allow the new ideas to float around in your subconscious.
Our dear feet support us through who knows what, all day long, yet they're often the most neglected part of our body. I've found that foot reflexology is the quickest road to relaxation while also tending to your health.
I am certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and am a member of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) and the New York State Reflexology Association (NYSRA) .
Perinatal (pre- or postnatal) sessions last 50 minutes. Children sessions last 30 minutes, or as much as a child's attention span allows!
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Foot reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet which correspond to all body parts. The non-invasive physical act of applying alternating pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques results in stress reduction, which in turn causes a physiological change in the body.
Reflexologists do not treat for specific illnesses; instead, they help the client's body return to a state of balance through the relaxation process. After all, stress is the biggest health culprit of our time, leading to a slew of illnesses and diseases.
To take it a step further, studies by Jesus Manzanares, M.D., reveal in 30 years of research and 70,000 clinical cases that there is validation for the neurophysiological basis of reflexology and new science to actually explain the earlier, more basic theories of reflexology.
HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY:
The art of indigenous cultures in Egypt and Asia depicts footwork, but the scientific basis to reflexology began in the 1890's, with modern reflexology (as we know it today) emerged in the 1920's.
Styles of reflexology differ between cultures. In America, it is most similar to the Western Europe style. Chinese and Korean reflexology is quite different (using a different foot map, and usually a more intense session!), though studies show the same end health benefit.