Equine & Canine Reflexology
What is it
Reflexology is a non-invasive focused compression technique that assists the body to rebalance its natural energies. It interprets the disruptions and helps the bodies' natural ability to rebalance. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which corresponds to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body. Reflexes on the hands, feet, face and ears are gently stimulated reflecting to all organs and body functions.
When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. A reflexology session seems to break up deposits (felt as a sandy or gritty area under the skin) which may interfere with this natural flow of the body's energy.
Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic response in the body to enable the disharmonies to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation improved, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis
Reflexology demonstrates four (4) main benefits:
1. Relaxation with the removal of stress.
2. Enhanced circulation.
3. Assists the body to normalize metabolism naturally.
4. Complements all other healing modalities.
It does so by improving blood and lymph flow, improving muscle tone, increasing flexibility in the tendons and ligaments, and reducing pressure in the joints.
It also induces relaxation, comfort, pleasure and warmth.
In pets it re-creates a link between head, feet and body.
Massage is a complement to veterinary care, not a substitute for it. When your dog is ill or injured, it is encouraged to consult your medical practitioner.