Reflexology and Massage..What’s the difference???

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Reflexology on the hands

Both reflexology and traditional massage are natural healing arts that are deeply relaxing, help to relieve stress, and promote circulation. In traditional massage various techniques are used to manipulate the muscles and connective tissue. Reflexology does not necessarily focus on the muscles.  Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes on the body which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Many therapists work on the hands and feet because they contain the highest concentration of points and are easy to access. There are several methods that can be used to work the reflex points, to help to restore balance to the related areas and systems of the body.

Reflexology is an ancient art. The earliest known references to reflexology in history date back to inscriptions found in the tombs in Egypt.

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Wall painting from the “physician’s tomb” at Saqqara in Egypt dated to 2,330 BC

At Soakology, our licensed massage therapists perform traditional foot/lower leg massage in 20 and 40 minute massages.  Reflexology can be done in 40 or 60 minute sessions.  Both of these services can be paired with any of the Foot Soaks that we offer for the ultimate relaxing experience!

Rescue chapped hands!

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Our hands are often abused by the harsh soaps and sanitizers we use, leaving the skin stripped of moisture.  The solution? Hydrate and soften your hands with Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo Honey Hand Soap! Did you know that honey has natural antiseptic properties?  Other ingredients, such as aloe vera repair the skin while cleansing, reduce redness, and soothe the skin as they hydrate. Its mildly sweet honey fragrance makes for a delicious lather!

To further hydrate and protect the skin, be sure to follow with Savannah Bee Company’s Beeswax Hand Cream. Propolis and Royal Jelly replenish and repair skin.  This peach scented lotion is creamy and packed with anti-oxidants which help to restore the skin.

These products and many others are available to try out and purchase in our shop. Come by Soakology today and check them out!

Relax in Style!

Upper Body Wrap

We just got in all new Upper Body Wrap Covers in all new colors and patterns!  Tension relief that’s personalized and  fashionable!  Our Upper Body Wraps are filled with herbs that give off a relaxing aroma when heated to soothe and relieve tension.  A must have for the quickly approaching chilly nights.  You can find these on our website or in our shop!  www.soakology.com

Ever have trouble getting to sleep?

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Why not try a cup of chamomile lavender tea?  Both chamomile and lavender have been widely used to promote sleep and relaxation.  As a combined infusion, these herbs have a calming effect that may help the restless night-owl wind down. As with other herbal teas, it is caffeine free.  Its sweet floral taste is appealing to both children and adults.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamomile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula