Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic Now Offers Reflexology!
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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?(1)
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears, which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. By applying specific pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques, reflexology reduces tension, improves circulation, and promotes the natural functioning of the related areas of the body.
Nervous people pace back and forth; wring their hands; rub their hands together and some even handle worry beads and or rocks. Unknowingly they are relieving tensions by working the reflexes.
Did you know that some extended health programs will cover Reflexology treatments?
Our Reflexologist, Lise Rivard is RCRT certified and can issue you a receipt to be submitted for reimbursement by your insurer.
The following is a list of participating insurers: Blue Cross, Canada Life, BFLCanada, Green Shield, Claims Secure, Industrial Alliance, Manulife, Provider Connect, Rand Insurance, Sunlife, LEAGUE.
PLEASE NOTE: Insurance varies depending on contract. We cannot direct bill; rather, we will provide a receipt in which you can submit to your provider.
What Happens in a Session?
With the client relaxing in a comfortable position, the reflexology therapist may work on either the feet, hands or ear. Sessions usually last from 45 – 60 minutes. Beginning with the right side, all reflex points on both sides are stimulated as the body is considered to be a whole unit. Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of session may vary for babies, the aged or extremely ill.
Brief History of Reflexology
When mankind went barefoot, walking on sand or uneven ground this was a partial reflexology session. India, China and Egypt practiced reflexology thousands of years ago. When we put on shoes we lost direct contact with the earth and were no longer grounded to it. We lost the natural exchange between the body’s electrical current and those of the earth. In 1913, reflexology was brought to the Western world. Dr. Wm. Fitzgerald, an MD in Connecticut, was using “Zone Therapy” to deaden pain in some parts of the body. Edwin Bowers, MD, of New York, and George Starr White, MD, used reflexology but the medical world did not accept it then. The Reflexology Association was formed in 1976 to promote reflexology.
(1)Taken from the Relexology Association of Canada Website: http://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/
Unwind to Health with ScalarWave Lasers!
What is a cold laser?
The QuantumWave cold laser is a medical device that is cleared by Health Canada, FDA, and CE for pain relief, inflammation, arthritis, circulation, and the relaxation of tissue. Cold lasers are also known as low level or soft laser. These lasers do not produce heat and therefore are used safely and painlessly. The lasers have ScalarWave technology built into them, which provides unique features that assist with one's healing.
How can it help me?
The goal is to stimulate cellular energy to regenerate cells. The ScalarWave technology used in QuantumWave lasers supports healing in 3 ways: First, these lasers donate healing light energy or photons to cells, which regenerate and rebalance the cells to a healthy state. A second unique feature is that the laser interrupts cellular memory by not transferring the established sick and unhealthy information to any new healthy cells. A third amazing benefit of the ScalarWave laser is that it dissolves and unwinds the body and mind to attain a deep relaxed state facilitating the body to do what it is designed to do – heal!
ScalarWave Lasers promote healing in the following areas:
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Circulation Relaxation of Tissue
- Facial Rejuvenation
Pain in Cancer Survivors
Our reflexologist (Lise) offers support to clients post chemotherapy for symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. Chemotherapy drugs can damage nerves leading to numbness, pins and needles and severe pain in the feet and hands. The treatment Lise provides helps support:
- Increased blood flow;
- Stimulate the small nerve fibre that become damaged as a result of chemotherapy drugs; and
- Decrease brain-based pain by following a biopsychosocial model of pain.
Ask our Reflexologist, Lise Rivard how Reflexology and ScalarWave Laser treatment can help you!