Reflexology is an ancient healing practice using a focused pressure technique, typically applied to the hands or feet. It offers a unique opportunity to address issues or concerns in not only the area being worked on, but throughout the entire body by using the appropriate reflex points. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the hands and feet which correspond to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body.
The entire body is mapped to both the feet and hands.This means either hands or feet can be used to address issues throughout the entire body. Treatment of the hands or feet is equally effective, so it is possible to address all issues from whichever you would prefer to have treated.
Everyone! Reflexology treatments can benefit people in all stages of life (from infants to the elderly) and all walks of life (from students and office workers to athletes to relaxed retirees and everyone in between). It can be integrated as part of a general wellness routine or provide targeted treatment for specific concerns throughout the body.
Reflexology offers a wide range of benefits including:
Each reflexology treatment is designed to help you be as relaxed and comfortable as possible so that you can gain the most benefit from it! Treatments can be performed while lying on a massage table, sitting on a chair or stool, or relaxing on a couch. Reflexology is generally performed without massage oil, although a small amount can be used if you prefer. The use of massage oil does slightly alter the sensation of the treatment. At Rising Tide, each reflexology treatment includes a massage of the legs or arms (with foot and hand reflexology, respectively). As such, it is recommended that you wear (or bring) clothing that allows for massage of the leg up to at least the knee area and/or the arm.
Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Kayla. I am the proud owner of Rising Tide Bodyworks, and it's been a journey to get here! Three years ago I was working a desk job that paid the bills but left me unfulfilled, while my mind and body grew more unhealthy each day. Over time I realized that I wanted a different life.
I started seeing a chiropractor and massage therapist regularly, began a fitness routine with the guidance of a personal trainer, changed my eating patterns, and began researching new career paths. This new lifestyle changed not only my body, but also began changing my mind and outlook on life. It made me realize the power we have within ourselves to improve our health, heal our minds and bodies, and create the very best versions of ourselves. This realization started me on a career path towards natural, holistic healing practices.
The vision for Rising Tide Bodyworks was born from this journey. A place where the body and mind are considered together, and treated as connected. I've been incredibly lucky to have found health practitioners that have served as mentors and guides through physical, mental and spiritual struggles. I aim to create a space that can begin to foster similar awareness, growth and healing in others.
I am excited to be offering reflexology and hand/foot massage out of Element Chiropractic,
and hope you will visit the space and become part of the vision soon!