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Reflexology and Emotional Healing

In holistic Reflexology, clients can often experience an emotional healing journey with their physical one.

It can be a surprise, especially for clients seeking relief from physical symptoms, like a recent client who had an emotional release during her first reflexology session.

She said, "Wow, this was amazing. I feel a million times lighter, like a burden was lifted from my shoulders. I had no idea that this could happen. I always thought reflexology only works on the physical!"

An emotional release happens when a patient experiences a strong emotional reaction during the session and sometimes consciously revisits a past trauma. A physical response may follow, e.g., tears. After such a release, often an immediate positive life change takes place.

Holistic Reflexology works on all levels of our being, including physical, mental, and emotional. We cannot separate a person from their life circumstances and past experiences. They impact our total health and well-being and are essential parts of who we are.

In Chinese Medicine (the tradition from which we get reflexology), all organs are related to emotions. As we stimulate the organs' reflex points in the feet, emotions can release, allowing patients to heal past trauma gently and safely.

How does reflexology cleanse and detoxify the mind, body, and emotions?

In the early stages of holistic Reflexology treatment, a client's first several sessions focus on cleansing and detoxifying the body.

The reflex points of the urinary, lymphatic, and digestive systems are activated. At the same time, the client experiences a mental cleansing.

To understand this, we must look at the brain wave level activity. Brain wave level activity is measured in hertz (cycles per second). Our brains function between four hertz (deep sleep) and 20 hertz (solving math problems or experiencing high stress).

The frequencies between 8 and 9.5 hertz are alpha waves. These occur the moment before we fall asleep. An experienced holistic Reflexologist helps clients enter and maintain an alpha wave state throughout their session.

Here, clients float between falling asleep and awakening and enter a state of enhanced self-healing.

This relaxed state allows the clients to connect to themselves and experience dream-like states and vivid imagery.

Sometimes, memories are released from the subconscious mind, which can directly related to a client's current health condition.

Looking to release some pent up emotions? Try a Reflexology session and see what benefits come your way.

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