Anne Meiers

Board Certified Reflexologist

 206.999.7073

 

  

Available every Wednesday,

10am - 7pm

and

1st and 3rd Monday,

10am - 7pm

at

20120 76th Ave. W.,

Edmonds, WA

(inside Symes Chiropractic office)

 

 

 

 

Interested in trying reflexology?

I offer mini-sessions at

 Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs

throughout the year.

Next opportunity is Friday, Feb. 22,

10:30 - 2:00pm

  

Cost is $20 for 25 minutes.

 

Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs

420 5th Ave S #101

Edmonds, WA 98020

 

Please call or text to schedule your session,

206.999.7073

 

 

 

 

 

 Certification for Washington State

RF60394277

 

 

How Reflexology Can Help You

The benefits of reflexology are many and each person experiences different results. Your body knows what it needs and reflexology works with that understanding. Listed here are some of the areas that reflexology may help with:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hormonal problems
  • Fertility issues
  • Skin conditions
  • Stress related digestive disorders
  • Breathing disorders

Some of the benefits I have seen clients receive from reflexology:

  • Induces deep relaxation and reduces stress
  • Improves blood circulation and nerve supply
  • Encourages elimination of harmful toxins and waste products from the body
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves sleep pattern and energy levels
  • Encourages the body to heal, and speeds up the healing process from injury or illness
  • Restores natural balance to the body

 

A Brief Reflexology History

Different forms of working on the feet and hands to affect health have been used throughout the world. All through history and in multiple cultures, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics  to imprints of Buddha’s feet, touch-type therapies have been documented.

 

The reflexology that I studied originated in the 20th century by four medical professionals. In the early 1900's Dr. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose and throat specialist, wrote a book entitled Zone Therapy in which he divides the body into ten zones that run in longitudinal lines from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. He shared his exciting results with Dr. Shelby Riley who expanded the theory with horizontal zones across the hands and feet. He, like Dr. Fitzgerald, believed that continual pressure on the reflex, or point of contact, could help decrease pain for patients.

 

A physical therapist who worked with Dr. Riley, Eunice Ingham, was fascinated with the concept of Zone Therapy. With the encouragement of the doctors, she developed her foot reflex theory in the early 1930's and published a book, Stories the Feet can Tell where she documented her cases and carefully mapped out the reflexes on the feet as is know today. Eunice Ingham is affectionately known as the "Mother of Reflexology".

 

In 1957, Paul Nogier, M.D., a neurosurgeon from Leon, France, documented a complete reflex map of the human body located on the outer ear.

This is a very brief history and I like sharing this because many people are not aware that it was medical professionals who established the beginnings of reflexology here in the U.S.