Welcome to the online presence of Christo Scheepers Therapeutic Reflexologist

The home of Non-Invasive Foot Therapy where your feet are our therapeutic domain

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Touching Lives through Touching Feet since 2003

What is Therapeutic Reflexology?

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Profession

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).

 

Technique

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)

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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)

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Women's Health involves:

  • Aches and Pains (Body Pain, Back Pain)
  • Anxiety, Anxiousness, Fear
  • Bladder and Pelvic Infections
  • Cancer Support
  • Endometriosis
  • Emotions, and Tension
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility, and IVF Support
  • Menstrual Cycle Challenges (Heavy, Irregular, Painful)
  • PCOS, PID, PMS, Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (numbness, pain, tingling, weakness)
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Sexual Health and Wellness
  • Stress
  • Trauma

 

Latest Articles

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Anaesthesiologic Reflexology

Therapeutic Reflexology may assist with analgesia (pain relief); read more in today’s post.   Anaesthesiology is a medical specialty dealing with the anaesthesia and perioperative care of surgical patients, intensive care patients, and emergency patients with the purpose of effectively managing pain.  Those of you who have ever gone in for a surgical procedure would […]

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Surgical Reflexology

It sounds like an oxymoron, but Therapeutic Reflexology can offer benefits to surgical patients.  Read more in today’s post.   Putting the terms surgery and reflexology in the same title appears to be an oxymoron because surgery is an invasive procedure while Therapeutic Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy.  When talking about surgical reflexology, it is […]

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Vaccinated or Not

Vaccination status will not prevent you from receiving treatment from Christo Scheepers Therapeutic Reflexologist!  Read more in today’s post. We are living in unprecedented times with an ongoing global pandemic, floods, earthquakes, and looting wreaking havoc everywhere.  It also appears that we are presently living in a society where everybody has an opinion about everything, […]

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"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and work of art" 

(Leonardo da Vinci)

 

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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.

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The Human Foot Consists of:

5 Toes

4 Arches

33 Joints

20 Muscles

10 Tendons

107 Ligaments

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)

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