|Initial Intake/90 minutes............||$165
Reflexology can naturally negate the effects of stress, including foot discomfort, by gently nudging the body towards better functioning. The primary goal of Reflexology is to help alleviate foot tension and reduce body stress by promoting overall relaxation.
Relieving pain, enhancing circulation, and boosting the immune system through Reflexology can be beneficial for helping with allergies, colds, headaches, and back pain.
Sessions are non-intrusive: only your shoes and socks are removed. The Reflexology experience is very relaxing, never painful.
Reflexology, both an art and a science, is a natural system of relaxation originating from European Zone Therapy, then further refined in the U.S. by noted health care professionals.
Reflexology is based on the scientific theory that the body is divided into ten longitudinal energy zones, which flow from the head to the feet, linking organs, glands, and systems.
The foot, a sensory organ with reflex-receptor sites, when stimulated by the skillful application of specific Reflexology techniques, signals both the autonomic nervous system and sensory motor nervous system to clear the zones. This allows the energy to flow and restores balance, all of which relaxes the body.
Laura Breillard Laroche
Ms. Laroche has been registered with the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) as a National Board Certified Reflexologist since June 1993. She was appointed a director of the ARCB from 1994-1999. Ms. Laroche is an active member of both the national and the international Reflexology associations.
Ms. Laroche began her professional Reflexology training in the Ingham Method of Reflexology with the International Institute of Reflexology, St. Petersburg, FL. She holds advanced certification from the Laura Norman Reflexology Center, New York, NY.
Ms. Laroche is nationally certified in shoe fitting and assessment from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the National Shoe Retailers Association, and the Pedorthic Footwear Association. She has completed post-graduate study programs on foot function, biomechanics, and advanced lower extremity assessment at Thomas Jefferson Medical University, Philadelphia, PA and the Hiss Medical Foot Clinic, Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Laroche is a clinical consultant at Georgetown University Medical Center, the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Arlington Hospital, and the Nordstrom Specialty Stores.