The Spa at Fearrington is proud to offer Reflexology to our spa menu. This new treatment offers many benefits for a variety of conditions and has been in use for thousands of years. It involves our massage therapists applying pressure to specific areas on your feet that affect certain reflex areas of the body.
The ancient Chinese and Egyptians have documented practices similar to reflexology as a treatment for certain afflictions. Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi. This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease free. In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of the meridian lines of these points in the feet to determine where they should apply pressure.
So, what are the benefits of having a session with reflexology? Reflexology has been connected with stimulating more than 7,000 different nerve endings in a single session, thereby increasing their function and reactivity. The health benefits of reflexology include its ability to improve the nerve functions, raise energy levels, reduce headaches, ease arthritis pain, aid in relaxation, lower blood pressure and increase circulation. Book your session with The Spa at Fearrington to get your body back in alignment with your qi. This treatment is 30 minutes in duration ($90).