Foot Reflexology Sunny Foot Spa Signature Treatment
In Asian cultures, our feet are like the roots of a tree. The sole of the foot has thousands of nerve endings and many acupressure points which are connected to vital organs of the body. Reflexology is the natural massage practice to relieve pain, tension, and increase relaxation in the body through stimulating the reflex areas on the foot. This treatment helps with people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, poor circulation and sleep quality. Reflexology has also shown effective results with migraines, back pain, hormonal imbalance, digestive problems, and stress related conditions.
Included in the treatment: Chinese herbal foot soak and neck shoulder massage
Hand Reflexology Hand Reflexology is equally effective as foot reflexology, but not well known. There are reflex points on the hands indicating every organ, gland, and parts of the body. By using the unique thumb and finger techniques on these hand reflexes, the body responds by relaxing, rebalancing, and improving blood circulation. The hands are not as sensitive as the feet and the reflex points are much deeper, however, a hand reflexology treatment can be worthwhile. Hand reflexology can be preferred for the start or end of a foot reflexology treatment. It can also be applicable as a stand-alone treatment in its own right. When the foot has injured or other problems that can stop performing foot reflexology.
RMT Massage Registered Massage Therapy
Massage is the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. The treatments are covered by all major insurance companies through work-place benefits.
All other locations 60min $80
Yorkville Location 60min $90
Acupuncture Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
Classical Chinese Explanation - Channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy through the meridians.
Modern Scientific Explanation - Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Cupping Therapy Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.
Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the meridians of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins.