In Touch With Your Sole
If you're on your feet all day at work, you can probably imagine that a foot
massage can be one of life's true luxuries. Those who have had the pleasure of
this indulgence experience instant relaxation as their aching feet are kneaded.
A foot massage provides a feeling of released tension and ease to a tired
person. Ever wonder why a foot massage is such a good feeling? Most people
aren't aware that a typical foot massage is an important part of what is known
Reflexology is the practice of stimulating the hands, feet and ears as a form of
therapy. Using thumb, finger and hand techniques, professional reflexologists
apply pressure to specific areas of the hands, feet and ears to alleviate common
ailments such as headaches, back pain, sinus colds and stress. "Not only is
reflexology an enjoyable experience for most clients, it's also a healthy,
drug-free way of helping the body heal itself," states Richmond resident Virgininia E.
Sevilla, a certified reflexologist. The theory behind reflexology is
that each of the body's organs and glands are "linked" to
corresponding areas of the hands and feet. The application of pressure to the hands,
feet or ears relaxes muscles and improves blood circulation. Energy is restored
to the body and ultimately reflexology improves its overall condition.
Reflexology is an aid to the healing process, and is also considered
preventative care that contributes to good health and strengthens the body's
immune system. Virgininia adds that: "According to the Reflexology
Association of Canada, reflexology is a natural healing art that relieves
tension, improves circulation, and promotes the natural function of the related
areas of the body."
Anyone can learn how to practice reflexology on themselves or on others.
"The Association has an approved certification
course that can be taught to anyone that wants to learn proper
reflexology techniques," explains Virginnia, who is a certified
reflexology teacher who gives the course in Richmond. "The course is110
hours long, which involves a combination of in-class instruction and practical
application. Most of my students who have taken the course practice reflexology
on their family members." Those interested in taking a reflexology course
are encouraged to contact the Reflexology Association of Canada for names of teachers in their area.
Virginnia is based in Richmond, BC, Canada, and gives classes, workshop and reflexology treaments in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC. Virginnia is a Certified Practitioner and Instructor for the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC).
Call Virginnia at (604) 817-0466 for course information.