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Linda Frank, WA-State and National-Board Certified Reflexologist
"When I met with Linda, anxiety from work was affecting my health in multiple ways. Without knowing quite what to expect, the first reflexology session was extremely relaxing and that night I had the best sleep in months. Over the next sessions I not only learned more about the practice but also how attuned Linda is to identifying and examining different areas of the body needing support. Reflexology is a fascinating and effective method of what I now consider essential health maintenance… as well as thoroughly enjoyable. " * Heidi S.
Benefits of Reflexology:
more client feedback on the "Testamonials" tab above. See also the "Research Highlights" dropdown tab above for documented benefits.
“Very relaxing and the headache that I came in with cleared up.”* Penny R.
“This was my first session, and I was wowed. Linda exudes a gentle confidence. I totally trust her.”*
“LOVED IT!”* Claudia R.
Reflexology is non-invasive, hands-on wellness modality recognized by the National Institute of Health [NIH] as a Complementary & Alternative Medicine [CAM]. That's the same category as acupuncture, therapeutic massage, naturopathy and chiropractic.
Reflexology is based on a map of the entire body charted onto the feet, hands and ears. When alternating pressure is applied to the reflexes on these maps, the nervous system responds with impulses back to the areas in the body that correlate to the reflexes being stimulated. The body responds with an increase in circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, a reduction of stress, and a movement towards balance and normalized function. Therein lies the helping effects of reflexology. While reflexology is not a treatment per se for medical conditions, it has been documented and noted to help the symptoms, and sometimes the causes, of many ailments such as:
Foot pain or immobility
Headaches and migraines
Hormone imbalance, including PMS and menopause
Immune systems disorders
Low back pain and sciatica
Neck and shoulder pain and tension
The National Institute of Health has funded research for the use of reflexology for cancer patients, as well as for diabetic neuropathy.
Hundreds of research studies have been conducted worldwide to underscore the power of reflexology in having a positive impact on everything from asthma to workplace absenteeism. Some of those studies can be found at the links below, and I've highlighted some of the research on my Research Highlights page here: http://www.reflexologyforbetterhealth.com/research-highlights.html
Reflexology sessions are done with clients fully clothed, removing only their shoes and socks. Sessions are typically 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes long, and clients are positioned comfortably on either a massage table or in a portable reclining "zero gravity" chair.