Stories the Feet are Telling
Tricia Marchand Watson, RRPr, Certified Reflexologist
Reflexology has been around for thousands of years and is so much more than a foot massage. It was founded by the Egyptians in approximately 2500 BC and a form of reflexology called Zone Therapy was developed in the late 14th Century throughout Europe.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, and in my case it is a modality used and directed at the feet to improve a variety of health-concerns related to wellness:
- Remove toxins
- Remove stress
- Increase circulation
- Normalize metabolism
It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and relate to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body.
How does it work?
When the reflexes are stimulated, the body’s natural electrical works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones.
A reflexology session breaks up deposits which may interfere with the body’s electrical energy in the nervous system.
I focus on foot reflexology, but there is also hand, face, ear and even tongue reflexology. All are based on the same premise and are linked to different zones and reflexes within the body.
Who can benefit from Reflexology?
“EVERY BODY, EVERY AGE, EVERY GENDER.”
I have been practicing reflexology since 2016 and have worked on the feet of babies to more experienced humans if you will.
Reflexology has so many health benefits, it can help:
- Stimulate nerve function
- Increase energy
- Boost circulation
- Eliminate toxins
- Prevent migraines
- Clean up UTIs
- Relieve sleep disorders
- Reduce depression/stress
- Relieve pain
- Improves liver and kidney function
- Improve metabolism
Aids fertility (I have some lovely case studies where many women who experienced miscarriages went on to have successful pregnancies)
- Improves digestion
- Balances hormones
The list goes on….
What could you expect from a Reflexology session?
The Play by Play
The first treatment is always the most intense for new clients, as this is a treatment their body has never experienced before. It’s like anything new that we try for the first time. New sensations, new feelings of pain or discomfort and our bodies and especially our minds are processing this newness.
There can be some discomfort or pain depending on the amount of pressure applied, especially if it’s your first treatment. If the pressure is too intense, please do tell your practitioner to decrease the amount of pressure applied, as there should be moments of enjoyment too.
Reflexology is an awakening for the mind, body and soul.
How do I feel Post-Treatment?
After the treatment you might feel sleepy, energized or even nauseous (the latter is not as common), but since we are removing toxins from the body, the likelihood is possible.
I recommend that after a treatment, you don’t participate in anything too strenuous on the body and drink lots of water to remove any toxins. Some clients can even feel the sensation of where pressure has been applied to the feet days after the treatment.
After a few sessions, you should definitely see an improvement, as I document each session and share the progress or changes.
It’s like anything in life, the greater the attendance/participation, the greater the results.
A note from Tricia
About Tricia Marchand-Watson.
Tricia Marchand-Watson is a Certified Foot Reflexologist since 2015 with Second Degree Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Practitioner since January 2020. She is a woman of many hats... a mama of two boys, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a vegetarian, a lover of all furry creatures and a health and fitness nut. She is also an empath, a feeler, an over-thinker and wears her heart on her sleeve.