Stress? Anxiety? Treatment: Thai Reflexology

Stress? Anxiety? Treatment: Thai Reflexology
Thai Reflexology treats your body's foundation: your feet.

Thai Reflexology treats your body’s foundation: your feet.

–by Tiffany Ana

When a long-time patient in our acupuncture, bio-detox and exercise programs literally got his mind back after a Thai Reflexology treatment yesterday, I knew I had to tell you about it!

Hundreds of patients over fifteen years at our small clinic here in Northern Virginia have used Thai Reflexology to handle the ailments caused by severe stress.

But Gregg’s story is a dramatic example of how a simple treatment, given with skill and concern, can save someone’s life.

When you hear about Thai Reflexology, you might automatically think Thai Massage.

Though sharing a similar tradition, Thai Reflexology is a healing treatment specifically on the feet. Pressure is applied to reflex points that correspond to body organs and flow of overall energy. The treatment is enhanced with warm herbal wrappings that serve to relax the entire body

Gregg came in suffering from severe anxiety.  Hard working and focused at all times, a new project with drop-dead deadlines was causing insomnia, low mood, and a type of nervousness he had never before experienced–panic and anxiety.

When he stopped at the clinic, Gregg’s entire body told the story of his suffering: His eyes were puffy, red and unfocused; his lips were pale; his voice was strained and trembling.

Gregg was completely exhausted, hadn’t slept well in what seemed like months to him, and now he was waking up with migraine headaches. He was truly overwhelmed by the daily stress and it was easy to see in his grey-tinted skin, slow walk, and low voice.  You’ve heard the phrase “a mere shell of my former self.”  Well that described Gregg exactly.

I started treatment the minute I saw him by welcoming him quietly, directing him with a gentle voice to a table where I eased him into position for work on his feet.

Trained to use focus and attention during treatment, I used specific points, directed pressure, and medical grade essential oils specifically to calm the nervous system, support improved circulation, and strengthen Blood and Qi (energy) for mental stability.

I finished Gregg’s treatment with a thick layer of herbal foot balm, wrapped warm towels over his feet and legs, and gave him time to rest.

An hour later I barely recognized my patient!  Gregg’s eyes were shiny and clear, a healthy color had returned to his face and his voice was calm, relaxed and strong.

If you are under even minor stress, let alone chronic, severe demands in life, believe it that your feet are taking a beating each and every day.

Simply treating the foundation of the body causes a healing ripple effect throughout the body’s systems.

Taking a 1/2 hour out of your week for Thai Reflexology will payback in years of health. Let’s get you on a table, treat the very foundation of your life, and start the ripple effect.

See you in the clinic!

We are experts in the use of acupuncture to treat chronic back pain; acupuncture for neck pain; acupuncture to treat infertility; acupuncture for weight loss; acupuncture detox cleansing; cosmetic acupuncture; and Thai massage.  Our Arlington-based Northern Virginia acupuncture clinic has openings every day for new patients.  Contact us today.


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