Often confused with foot massage, Reflexology is a closer cousin to acupressure than it is to Swedish massage. A Reflexologist is someone with a minimum of 200 hours of Reflexology-only education that works exclusively on reflex maps found on the feet, hands, and ears. These maps mirror the human body and contain a reflex area for every organ, gland, part, and body system. I’ve taken over 500 hours of Reflexology-only education and have been in private practice since 2004 with some 11,500+ client encounters during this time.
Throughout history we see that most cultures have utilized the feet and hands to affect the body and its health. Examples can be found in ancient Egypt, Japan, Tibet, India, China, and Central and Northern Americas. Modern Reflexology was rediscovered by physicians in Massachusetts and Florida and physical therapist, Eunice Ingham, developed the maps into a useable therapy that has been taught in every corner of the globe.
Reflexology has a cumulative effect on the body, session by session, reflex by reflex, gently nudging the body toward homeostasis. It is customary to receive an initial series of one-hour Reflexology sessions on a weekly basis. Once the body is at a higher level of functioning sessions can be maintained every 4 weeks.
New Reflexology Clients
“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” – Hippocrates
Folks new to working with me here at The Barefoot Dragonfly will need to schedule a Initial Reflexology Treatment, which is allows for time to discuss health history, wellness goals, a 60 minute Reflexology treatment, and thoughts on working on a treatment plan going forward.
If it’s been more than 12 months since your last treatment with me I ask that you request the Initial Reflexology Treatment option so we have the time to catch up on what’s new in your wellness picture since your last visit.
Reflexology Methods Amy Has Trained In
Amy Kreydin received her initial Reflexology training in the Universal South African (Chris Stormer) and American Standard (ARCB) methods of Reflexology. Methods Amy has studied:
Universal – South African, Christine Stormer-Fryer’s method taught via Academy of Universal Health & Healing
American Standard – Ingham method adapted by the American Reflexology Certification Board
Rwo Shur, Taiwanese – Josef Eugster’s method developed in Taiwan
Ayurvedic Reflexology – with Australians Farida Irani and Sharon Stathis
Flocco Integrated Foot Hand Ear – William “Bill” Flocco’s method taught via American Academy of Reflexology
Faure-Alderson CSRI – Dr Martine Faure-Alderson’s craniosacral approach to Reflexology
Korean Hand Therapy (KHT) – Lobash and Sujok
Reflexology-Meridian Therapy – with Lillian Morten
Animal Reflexology – Segers method
Thai Foot Reflexology – with Karen Ball taught via Academy of Ancient Reflexology
Touchpoint Reflexology – with Danes Fransen & Krogsgaard
Kreydin specializes in working with pain management, reproductive health, pediatrics, and chronic health patterns.