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.
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!
Foot Massage helps to increase circulation and relieves tired, sore muscles. It’s great for runners, people who spend the work-day on their feet, or anyone who is looking for a healthy, stress-relieving experience. At Soakology, massage can be paired with a foot-soak and a steaming cup of tea to make it the ultimate relaxing experience.
Savannah Bee Company’s Royal Jelly Body butter is a staff favorite at Soakology. Royal Jelly is made by bees to feed to the developing queen, so as a body butter, it is nutrient-packed and very nourishing for the skin. We love how it softens and repairs skin, and the light blackberry scent is delicious! This luxuriant product is used to do the foot and lower-leg massage our monthly special, “End of Summer; Bummer.”
“Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.” *WebMD.com
Some studies have shown that massage therapy can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and depression.