Reflexology and Its Many Healing Benefits
by Marco De Michele
Hi! I’m Marco De Michele and I’m proud to call Saskatchewan home after moving to Regina from Northern Italy eight years ago. Since becoming a proud father of a beautiful baby boy, I have become especially interested in all aspects of health and nutrition as it relates to our innate vitality.
Reflexology, in particular, was inspiring to me. I studied at the International Institute of Reflexology, the first to teach the original form of reflexology known as the Ingham Method. I completed my studies in October 2017 and continue to be inspired to learn everything I can about reflexology and health.
Since then my interests have grown to include how our bodies are impacted by nutrition, fermented foods, light therapy, and structured water, to name just a few. Reflexology, however, perfectly captures the amazing project of design that is “the human body,” its endless complexity leading to an endless field of study. With this incredible tool, my hope is to inspire others to discover their capacity for healing and start the path towards optimal health.
A bit about Reflexology! Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from the study of reflexes, based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes using specific hand and finger techniques, reflexology can relieve tension, improve blood circulation, and support the body’s efforts to function optimally.
Reflexology helps to manage many common ailments such as musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and hormonal and digestive issues, to name a few. The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury, or disease, the body is in a state of “imbalance” and vital body systems can be blocked, preventing the body from functioning optimally. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and facilitate healing. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy are unique.
Reflexology Therapy can help your body function at its best and is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available. For more information about reflexology, visit www.reflexologycanada.org.
Marco De Michele offers Reflexology Therapy at Cathedral Centre for Wellness, 2A–2146 Robinson St., Regina. Call their reception team today at (306) 757-4325 and book your appointment with Marco! For more information see the display ad on page 23 of the 25.4 November/December issue of the WHOLifE Journal.