Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

 

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Treatment Spotlight: Reflexology

Ideal Client: Anyone

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

I was recently asked by someone, what my most favorite treatment to give (and receive) was.  It took me no time to reply with the answer, reflexology.

 

 

When reflexology is preformed correctly, it not only balances the physical body, giving a great sense of well being, and total relaxation, but it also can help your emotional state as well. This transformation is achieved by stimulating the reflexes found on the bottom of the feet, which transfer electrical impulses of energy (also referred to as Meridians), to different parts of the body.  For instance if you are suffering with a migraine headache, it may not be possible to massage the head, as it may be too sensitive to touch, however by applying pressure to the big toe (the head meridian) the pressure that you are feeling in you head, will begin to subdue.

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Anyone can receive Reflexology, though extra care is given to pregnant women. It is a wonderful treatment to help the body heal itself, and the frequency depends on the condition you are working on erasing.  I find many of our facial clients at Fountains add it onto a facial service to give themselves the added benefits of well being and relaxation.

 

At Fountains, we give 25 or 55  minute reflexology sessions. If you have back aches or other stubborn pain issues, then I would recommend the longer treatment. Come in and try a little bit of heaven, and judge for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Fountains Day Spa Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Fountains Gift Guide 2012

 

Gift Ideas under $20


Natural Patches

These patches harness the power of pure essential oils and aromatherapy to help open the pathways to vibrant health and well-being. The patches contain no artificial colors or fragrances and are both latex and preservative free.

 



White Lion White Ambrosia Tea

Rare white tea leaves are laced with sweet toasted coconut and juicy pineapple. It’s like having a vacation in a cup!

 


Yoga-to-go Book

The perfect gift for that friend who loves to work out!

 

 

 

Gift Ideas for Co-Workers/Party Hosts


Winter Essential Oil and Tea Candle Diffuser

Oil Options: Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass, Geranium Egyptian, Ylang Ylang, & Tea Tree

 

 

 

Gift Ideas for Bath Lover

 

Biotone Scrub + Body Butter Combination

Biotone has been a frontrunner in luxury spa creams and polishes.  This is the same product line that we use during our professional body treatments.  Your mom will feel so luxurious and pampered after using these high-end products.

 


Bath Cubes (in “Cold & Sinus” & “Go To Sleep”)

The neat, extremely popular packaging is just the right size for gifting. These bath cubes use pure essential oils that will help you unwind from your hectic schedule and boost your senses all at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Gift Ideas for Active People

 

Kozi Neck Wrap

 

This Herbal Neck Wrap is designed specifically to fit the contours of the neck. Stays in place while walking, standing, or sitting. Enjoy the comfort of specific targeted blends with true aromatherapy benefits which are increased when heated in the microwave.

 

Kozi Back Energy Activator

When you apply the Kozi Back Activator a combination of herbal essence, temperature and pressure are used to stimulate the flow of natural healing energy – restoring the perfect balanced state of relaxation.

 

 

Gift Ideas for the Skincare Fanatic

 

Bioxygene Cream

BiOXYGENE is the hottest product to hit the skin care market in a long time! It is a product with natural ingredients, and without any coloring agents. It is ideal for clients who are concerned with pollution and environmental factors affecting their skin.

 

 

Limited Edition! Guinot Youthfulness Boxed Set

 

Guinot Youthfulness Boxed Set Includes an anti-aging serum and cream, duo to effectively target and repair the visible signs of premature aging.  Formulated with a host of antioxidants and bioactive ingredients, the advances pair achieves real results.

 

 

         Youthfulness Boxed Set Includes:

  • Guinot Longue Vie Cellulaire Youth Renewing Skin Cream – 1.6oz
  • Guinot Time Logic Age Serum – 0.33 oz

 

 

Limited Edition! Age Logic Vanity Case

Give the gift of Gorgeous Skin with Guinot Age Logic Vanity Case, an anti-aging duo that works synergistically to regenerate and restore the complexion’s youthful radiance.

 

 

         Age Logic Vanity Case Includes:

  • Guinot Age Logic Cellulaire Intelligent Cell Renewal – 1.6oz
  • Guinot Time Logic Age Serum – 0.33 oz

 

Dermawand

The DermaWand stimulates and rejuvenates by sending out a gentle stream of low level micro-current impulses up to 168,000 cycles per second, imitating hundreds of tiny fingers that massage you skin – and massage helps improve circulation, bringing oxygen and vital nutrients to your skin’s surface.

 

 

Stocking Stuffers

 


Eve Taylor Cleansing Brush

This brush is always in high demand because it cleanses and even massages and tones your skin without dragging the skin! The best part is that it is ideal for all skin types!

 

 

Sweet Petula Seasonal Soaps

Looking for a perfect gift for the host of your Christmas party? They are sure to impress even the pickiest nose with aromas which will enchant everyone!

 

 

  • Joyeux Noel: A seasonal blend of crisp sparkling champagne top notes blended with juniper berries & fresh spruce & pine. Good for both men & women.
  • Sugared Plum & Fig: A sweet, slightly floral blend, with a touch of tart fig.  The scent is exotic and mysterious while maintaining just the right mix of ripeness and zest.
  • Fir & Red Berries: Smells just like Christmas! Spruce essential oil gives the blend a fresh tree fragrance and the Balsam adds a nice warm vanilla/amber depth.
  • Balsam Fir: Fresh green fir essential oil blended with a deep amber fragrance, and then add in a pinch of real balsam. Very “clean” smelling, but the amber and balsam add a bit of a vanilla like depth.

The Power of Reflexology

Reflexology is said to have originated in Tibet thousand of years ago, and has been passed down through the ages as a tried and true therapy for the well being of both the mind and physical body.

My History with Reflexology

I credit reflexology as being the one therapy which started my passion for healing at the mere age of 5.  My mother who was pregnant with my younger sister was experiencing swollen feet and legs, and would ask me to rub her feet. I quickly realized how relaxed she became, and from that time on I became “the masseuse” of our family. Of course at that young age I did not know how I was achieving these results, I just knew I was making a difference to the members of my family.

 

Fast forward to my graduating Beauty Therapy College in London and meeting and working for Eve Taylor OBE (Officer of the British Empire). She was one of Britain’s leading healers and Beauty Therapists. Eve took me under her wing and introduced me to Reflexology. Now I could finally understand how the feet were a map to the entire body, and what specific areas I should focus on when I needed to achieve particular results.

 

The Basics of Reflexology

 

The foot is laid out in the same way that the body is; e.g. on the top of the foot is the big toe, which represents the head. The toes are the sinuses; the top-side of the foot represents the chest; the balls of the feet, are the lungs, etc. For every internal body system there is a corresponding point on the feet, and this is how the magic begins!

 

Reflexology is a specialized form of hand to foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering great benefits throughout the whole body. It is based on a complete network of reflex points, which stimulate all the internal systems of the body. Pressure is applied to reflex points and energy is then released through electrical impulses, created by massage. The electrical charges follow the nerve pathways to the area in the body being worked on, enabling the organ or tissue to maintain good health. I like to compare this process to pushing a button to turn on a light; once you push the button down, the current is activated and flows along the electrical line, causing the light to come on. If there is damage or a break in the pathway caused by a build up of toxins, damaged tissues, or loss of oxygen the application of reflexology can assist in the aiding this problem, and in many cases can alleviate the pain all together.

 

In my family we have always relied on the power of reflexology to ease an upset stomach, headaches, cramping, constipation, sciatic pain and many more conditions.

 

Introducing Reflexology Instruction at The Fountains

 

I believe so much in the power of this therapy that I have decided to offer a couples reflexology instructional training at The Fountains.  Although this is being called a “couples” instruction, I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about reflexology to come in with a friend or family member, and learn how you can use reflexology in your life.

 

Over the years we have helped many people ease through the birthing experience, endometriosis, migraines, and many more conditions with reflexology. Our therapist’s are trained and extremely knowledgeable. An instructional training takes 80 minutes of your time, and we show you how to bring about peace and relaxation, as well as give you the tools you need to assist in achieving overall better health. In today’s world, it is so easy to get a pill for any and every condition that we have learned to expect healing to come along with a long list of side effects.  With reflexology there are no additional side effects, this therapy is simply safe and very effective on anyone who receives it.