What is Therapeutic Reflexology?
Reflexology is one of the most popular Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities offering you non-invasive therapy mainly through your feet (and other body parts like hands and ears).
Specific reflexes (nerve endings) on the feet are stimulated with certain pressure techniques which induce deep relaxation and an involuntary response in body organs and glands connected by electromagnetic pathways to these reflexes. That increases overall wellness as it helps your body to get back into balance and heal itself while ridding the body of toxins accumulating in the body through modern-day lifestyles.
South African Legislation
In South Africa Therapeutic Reflexology is a profession registered and professionally regulated by the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) in terms of the Allied Health Professions Act, 1982 (Act 63 of 1982), making it illegal to practice reflexology without being registered with this statutory council. This is important to protect the public and when you consider offering your feet or body to anyone to work on, you should enquire from that therapist whether he or she is professionally qualified and legally registered with the AHPCSA in order to practice.
How Christo Scheepers may assist
GENERAL FAMILY PRACTICE (for the Whole Family)
Full Range of Therapeutic Reflexology for all Ages, Genders, and Conditions to:
- Encourage Homeostasis (Balance)
- Enhance Relaxation
- Improve Circulation
- Reduce Stress
- Relieve Pain
- Stimulate Overall Wellbeing and Wellness
SPECIAL INTEREST (Foot Reflexology for Women's Health)
Women's Health involves:
- Aches and Pains (Body Pain, Back Pain)
- Anxiety, Anxiousness, Fear
- Bladder and Pelvic Infections
- Cancer Support
- Emotions, and Tension
- Infertility, and IVF Support
- Menstrual Cycle Challenges (Heavy, Irregular, Painful)
- PCOS, PID, PMS, Pelvic Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy (numbness, pain, tingling, weakness)
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Sexual Health and Wellness
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"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and work of art"
(Leonardo da Vinci)
The Human Foot is Fascinating
The human foot is such a masterpiece that it carries the entire weight of the body, assists with balance and is used for movement (on average about 9000 steps per day), yet so many people neglect and feel embarrassed about their feet.
There is no need to feel embarrassed about your feet in the world of therapeutic reflexology.
A Therapeutic Reflexologist works with all kinds of feet in all shapes, sizes and conditions and what you may feel embarrassed about, may in actual fact give valuable information to the therapeutic reflexologist about your overall wellbeing.
The Human Foot Consists of:
8 Main Nerves
125 000 Sweat Glands
Numerous Blood Vessels
200 000+ Nerve Endings
Sole with 3 parts (ball, arch, heel)
2 Parts (dorsal and plantar aspect)
3 Sections (forefoot, midfoot, hindfoot)
26 Bones (28 if counting the sesamoid bones)