Dallas–Reflexology, a popular alternative therapy, promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain and encourages overall healing.

“Reflexology is the application of massage techniques and stretching to the feet and hands,” says CG Funk, Vice President of Product Development for Massage Envy, the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S.

The theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex points” on the feet and hands that relate to structures throughout the body – muscles, bones, organs and glands. By stimulating these reflex points through massage techniques, the benefits can be felt throughout the body.

Reflexology techniques can help reduce pain and discomfort from stress and stress-related conditions including:
• Tension headaches
• Arthritis
• Insomnia
• Sports injuries
• Digestive problems, constipation
• Back pain

“Reflexology is great by itself or as part of a full-body massage,” Funk says. “It’s a good idea to book an extra half-hour for your next massage so you can enjoy the added benefits of reflexology.”

Receiving reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure to tell the therapist to reduce pressure and work within your comfort zone. Some areas on your feet and hands may be tender, and the therapist may spend extra time on these points. At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $39. Memberships are available for $49 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members may also enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.

Log on to www.massageenvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy clinic. There are 25 Massage Envy locations throughout the Metroplex and another three are scheduled to open soon. All are open seven days per week.

Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage therapy clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast and 25 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at www.massageenvy.com. *Not all types of massage available at all clinics.