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About Reflexology

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About Reflexology

The science of reflexology is the application of a precise amount of pressure to specific reflex points on the feet and hands. Reflexologists use these reflex points that correspond to different body organs and systems to address various wellness concerns. Applying pressure to these reflexes aims to balance the body, provide relaxation, improve nerve and blood supply, increase circulation, reduce pain, and more. I currently practice on the feet using the methods taught at Branch Reflexology Institute. I continue to learn additional protocols in order to provide the most beneficial experience to my clients.

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)

RLD addresses the lymph and elimination systems using a variety of hand, thumb, and finger techniques on specific elimination and lymph-related reflexes located on the feet and/or hands. The RLD approach is based on the manual lymph drainage technique, which is the current gold standard for treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema. I have had success using this protocol to address lower limb edema and other fluid trapped in unwanted locations throughout the body.

The Process

At the beginning of each appointment, we will discuss your health goals and concerns. This will allow me to personalize each session to address your wellness needs. Next, you will remove your shoes and socks and recline in a comfortable chair. I will observe your feet, then cleanse them with a warm towel. Using gloved hands, I will address the reflexes on your feet. The pressure varies based on the individual goals, however, too much pressure is not better.

Reflexology Therapy
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Reflexology is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition. It is not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a licensed medical professional. I cannot make medical diagnoses, claims and/or substitute for your personal physician’s care. I do not provide a second opinion or attempt to alter the treatment plans or recommendations of your physician. It is my role to support your wellness goals.


Reflexologists cannot diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any medical condition. However, people elect to receive reflexology for these reasons, among others:

  • Stress reduction and relaxation

  • Post-COVID-19 recovery; e.g., fatigue and respiratory issues

  • Pain relief

  • Immune system issues

  • Elimination/digestion (constipation or diarrhea)

  • Circulation and lymph flow

  • Hormone function

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL)

  • Fertility issues (female and male)

  • Respiratory challenges, including asthma and bronchitis

Contraindications for Reflexology:
  • Contagious or infectious diseases

  • Foot Lacerations

  • Open wounds and/or sores found on the feet that are oozing fluids

  • Recent organ transplant

  • Blood clots

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