Reflexology massage is a holistic therapy that utilizes 72 pressure points on the feet to send nerve impulses to corresponding body systems. It is believed to bring the mind, body, and spirit into balance while promoting relaxation and assisting the body in it's own ability to heal itself.
Elyse, our spa therapist and reflexologist at Sante Spa Victoria is our exclusive provider of reflexology and has been practicing the therapy for three years.
“It’s so much more than someone just massaging your feet,” she says. “It’s all about healing and achieving a state of homeostasis throughout the body. When you press on certain pressure points, it sends a nerve impulse to stimulate those corresponding body systems, promoting healing.”
The benefits of reflexology are:
- reduces stress, tension, and anxiety (which in turn allows the body to embrace self-healing)
- balances body systems
- increases circulation
- improves emotional health
- improves sleep
- reduces pain
- sharpens mental alertness
At Sante Spa, we offer Therapeutic Reflexology and Attune Reflexology Massage.
Therapeutic Reflexology can be booked as a 45-minute, 60-minute, or 75-minute treatment. The 75-minute treatment is recommended for initial visits as it allows 15 minutes for a pre-consultation to discuss health concerns for the most therapeutic benefit.
Therapeutic Reflexology taps into the central nervous system, promoting deep relaxation. The treatment takes place in a private massage room and begins with a hot towel and peppermint cleansing ritual. The body will go on a balancing journey where systems and organs will be influenced through acupressure points applied to the feet with relaxing techniques that help restore the body’s vitality.
The Attune Reflexology Massage is a 90-minute treatment that also begins with a hot towel and peppermint cleansing ritual, followed by a 45-minute neck, back, and shoulder massage to promote deeper relaxation and a 45-minute reflexology massage of the feet.
The added bonus of booking a reflexology treatment at Sante Spa is that the treatment takes place in a serene and relaxing atmosphere and can always be preceded and/or followed with some serious relaxation time in our spa amenities.
When using reflexology as a form of therapy for a health concern, we typically recommend scheduling a series of sessions from anywhere between twice a week to once a month for the most therapeutic benefit (series pricing available). It is important to note that reflexology is not a medical treatment and you should always consult with your doctor first before seeking treatment for any health concern.